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Portfolio diversification with hedge funds

With our Alternative Investments solutions we support our clients in diversifying the risk of their portfolios.

Portfolio diversification with hedge funds

Erste Group can look back on many successful years in the area of alternative investments. We manage solid funds of hedge funds of diverse strategies with individual risk-return profiles for our clients. In addition to funds of hedge funds according to Austrian law with focus on commodity markets, we have also had emerging markets funds of funds in our product range for a number of years. On top of that, clients with high investments may open an own portfolio geared specifically to their requirements and wishes. We have offices in Vienna as well as in New York and London, the centres of the hedge fund industry.

Our clients

Our clients are mainly institutional but also retail clients in Europe who wish to diversify their portfolios with hedge funds.

Your benefit

We use our know-how in alternative investments to support our clients in diversifying the risk of their portfolios. The goal is to generate attractive returns at all times on the basis of adequate portfolio diversification.

Our strengths

In the past ten years we have continuously strengthened our position in the area of alternative investments and amassed a vast pool of know-how. And we have received many awards for it, such as the Alternative Investments Award 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 for the products CIS, CIS Plus, and ESPA ALTERNATIVE MULTISTRATEGY. We also received awards from the Dachfonds-Award (Fund of Funds Award) for 2007 and 2008. Our clients appreciate our know-how and our long-standing experience in this area.


Mark Cachia

Head of AI Portfolio Management

Erste Group Bank AG
Börsegasse 14

1010 Vienna
Tel.: +43 (0)5 01 00 – 84977


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