Raiffeisen KAG broke the 40 billion euro asset threshold in 2020 | Markets | 02/23/2021


In 2020, assets stood at 40.1 billion euros and exceeded the 40 billion mark for the first time since the 2008/09 crisis. In the past five years, Raiffeisen KAG has grown by almost 10 billion euros. At the same time, it has gained market share: from 16.9 (2016) to 19.5 percent (2020).

Rainer Schnabl, CEO of Raiffeisen KAG

© Raiffeisen KAG

“This stable growth above the market average is a very positive development for us,
which shows that we have set the right priorities in recent years
have: sustainability, megatrends and fund savings ”, says Rainer Schnabl, CEO of Raiffeisen
KAG. “From year to year, more and more investors are deciding to invest their money responsibly, which means that the volume of sustainable investments is growing disproportionately,” said Schnabl.

Development of sustainable volume in Raiffeisen KAG

Source: Raiffeisen KAG, as of December 31, 2020

Foreign markets important volume generators
Green investments are also doing extremely well in the international fund business. © www.de24.news

also confirms Michal Kustra, who is part of the management for the Italian and
CEE is responsible. © www.de24.news

 The  markets, especially Italy, are very good for Raiffeisen KAG
important volume generators. In 2020, Raiffeisen KAG in CEE, where it operates as a
“First mover” acts, the topic of sustainable investments is being pushed. Kustra
on this: “It has been shown that we hit the bull’s eye with our offensive
to have. © www.de24.news

 The re is also very strong interest in ESG products in CEE. We could
our sustainable volume there rose by 143 million to EUR 235 last year alone

Integrate sustainability into the entire product range
Sooner rather than later, Raiffeisen KAG wants its entire range of funds to be strict
Manage ESG criteria. This transformation process started last year with the equity funds. In the current year she wants almost all funds in this asset class
adjust accordingly. “We have used the last few months intensively to evaluate our conventional product range with regard to the possibilities of ESG integration and are pleased that we – with all the underlying processes – can conclude this process for equity funds this year,” said Dieter Aigner, the is responsible for the investment area within the management of Raiffeisen KAG.

In addition to regional funds, increasingly topic-based impact approaches
In the case of a few funds that invest in markets that are only just beginning to develop towards a sustainable economy – such as Russia, for example – sustainable aspects are integrated in the best possible way and their transformation supported. You don’t want to leave anyone behind here, says Aigner. In the medium to long term, it should also be possible to integrate these funds into the sustainable product range.

Transformation in bond and multi-asset classes is challenging
“Of course, we also look at the bond and multi-assets products and work very intensively on product considerations and the corresponding investment processes. We want
You need to be innovative and therefore not necessarily use the beaten path
time, of course, ”says Aigner. Raiffeisen KAG is completely in line with the transformation
with the legislators in Brussels, who with the Green Deal also make the financial sector strong
take responsibility.

Raiffeisen KAG offsets CO2 emissions
In parallel to the integration of the ESG criteria into all investment processes, the
Raiffeisen KAG at company level in measures of the operational ecology to the
to positively influence one’s own ecological footprint. Under the motto “Only what gets
measured gets done ”, the fund company announced for the first time in 2019 in a joint
Project with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) the own CO2 footprint (for 2018)
determined and compensated. A project that was continued in 2020 and that will be followed up. At the same time, measures are taken to reduce own emissions. “It creates credibility if you implement what you expect from your issuers yourself,” says Dieter Aigner. (kb)

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