EMEA Finance: RBI is “Best bank in CEE & CIS“


No less than 27 accolades were presented to the RBI Group in EMEA Finance’s “Europe Banking Awards 2017” awards package.


• Altogether 27 awards for the RBI Group in EMEA Finance’s “Europe Banking Awards”
• All of RBI’s subsidiary banks in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) decorated
• “Best bank”, “Best foreign bank”, ”Best investment bank” and “Best private bank” in 15 countries


No less than 27 accolades were presented to the RBI Group in EMEA Finance’s “Europe Banking Awards 2017” awards package. The renowned finance magazine named RBI as the “Best bank in CEE & CIS”. It also decorated RBI’s investment fund company Raiffeisen Capital Management with the award for the “Best product launch in CEE & CIS” for introducing its ‘Raiffeisen Solution Fund’ family in to the Hungarian market together with RBI’s local subsidiaries Raiffeisen Bank and Raiffeisen Investment Fund Management.

Furthermore, EMEA Finance selected RBI and its subsidiary banks as “Best bank” in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine, and as “Best foreign bank” in Albania, Belarus and Russia. The bank’s investment banking activities were recognized as well with the “Best investment bank” awarded in Austria, Belarus, Romania, and Russia (“Best foreign investment bank”). Wrapping up this impressive award tally, the firm’s capabilities in wealth management were recognized across five countries with the “Best private bank” award in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, and as the “Best asset manager” in Bulgaria and Slovakia.

“RBI is EMEA Finance’s Best Bank in the CEE and CIS region. The bank completed its transformation program ahead of schedule, reduced its non-performing loans, announced exceptional results, doubled the previous year’s profit and made waves in the region’s capital markets,” said Christopher Moore, publisher and CEO, EMEA Finance magazine.


EMEA Finance magazine is the only periodical dedicated exclusively to report financial events, happenings and triumphs initiated and influenced by the international financial industry in the EMEA region. The key financial personalities who make things happen are regularly profiled, creating a platform for its audience to gain a more complete and thorough understanding of their peers and industry news. The magazine is directed to an executive level audience that includes Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers and Chief Investment Officers.

EMEA Finance Limited produces a premier magazine, related conferences, and a website. These comprehensive information services are complemented by its regular news e-mail service, emeafinance eNews, and from conferences across the EMEA region.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 14 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.

In total, around 50,000 employees service 16.6 million customers through more than 2,400 business outlets, the majority thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions and renders important services in this function.

For further information please contact:
Ingrid Krenn-Ditz (+43-1-71 707-6055, ingrid.krenn-ditz@rbinternational.com) or
Christof Danz (+43-1-71 707-1930, christof.danz@rbinternational.com)