Erste Group’s research team analyzes economies and capital markets with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Based on in-depth local knowledge, the focus is on clear assessments of selected asset classes, taking into account the highest quality standards. The high quality of the analyses and the efficient service are highly appreciated by private and institutional clients and are continuously confirmed by awards.
The CEE Macro Research team has teams of analysts in all Erste Group's core CEE countries and thus local expertise and access to all relevant institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to the analysis of economic and political developments, assessments of monetary policy, bond and currency markets are published in English and local languages.
The Major Markets & Credit Research team focuses on the Eurozone and the US. It analyzes and forecasts the economy, central bank policy and government bond markets. In addition, special focus is placed on assessing the credit quality of the Republic of Austria and downstream state-owned enterprises (SSAs). Credit Research analyzes selected issuers from the financial and corporate sectors in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. Another focus is the top-down analysis of international stock markets, global industries and equities.
As part of a profound bottom-up analysis, the CEE Equity Research team analyzes listed companies in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. Research units in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Turkey use their local expertise and direct access to the companies to provide investors with an independent, objective picture. Access to detailed individual and sector analyses, as well as case-by-case special topics, can be acquired within the framework of individually designed institutional packages.
We value intensive, open cooperation and communication between the headquarters in Vienna and the local research units in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Turkey. We use state-of-the-art databases and information services throughout the Group. This enables us to benefit from sound local knowledge and cultural diversity and to discuss an international point of view together. The aim is to provide clients and investors with an objective, independent picture and orientation on the development of economies and capital markets and the relative attractiveness of investment classes.