Raiffeisen Capital Management
Austrian Market Leader and an Active Europe-based Player in Investment
Raiffeisen Capital Management (RCM) was founded in 1985 in
Vienna. It employs more than 320 people and has approximately EUR 40bn assets under management, allocated in more than 300
funds. RCM is the asset manager for the Austrian Raiffeisen banking group and
has been the market leader on the Austrian fund market for the last 16 years
with a market share of 22%.
In 1996 RCM focused on a core satellite strategy.
Core competences are in Eastern European investments, in the fields of both
equities and bonds, classic fixed income products, Austrian equities and global
asset allocation. Since 1996 management of global and regional equities is
subcontracted to Capital International and from 2001 global sector funds are managed by Wellington
Standard & Poor’s awarded Raiffeisen securities funds its best rating of
AAA four times in 2002, a score reserved for truly outstanding investment
funds. These top ratings were confirmed in the years thereafter. In 2004,
Raiffeisen-Euro-Bonds garnered a triple A, the first Euro bond fund issued by
an Austrian investment company to be so honoured. These high ratings
indicate the ability of a company to repeat past performances in the future and
put Raiffeisen Capital Management in a league with Europe’s best asset
International investment has become a mainstay of successful business at
RCM in recent years. As an asset manager, the Raiffeisen Banking Group in
Austria today manages 12 percent (EUR 5 bn) of its portfolio for international
clients. Foreign clients now account for two-thirds of new volume inflows.