Fund Hub
CEE Fund Hub

Your support through the whole fund life cycle.

CEE Fund Hub

The platform that supports investment funds like Private Equity, Private Debt and Mutual funds with a vast variety of Raiffeisen Bank International’s banking products such as fund finance, M&A or ESG advisory throughout the whole fund life cycle.

our reach

The CEE Fund Hub of RBI Group acts as a bridge for institutional clients within the Central and Eastern European region. We leverage our value proposition on a well-established network of banks across 13 markets, sharing our best experience and know-how with clients.

 

 

 

 

 

our solutions

We support our clients with a vast variety of RBI’s banking products throughout the whole fund life cycle. Our value proposition covers the needs of Alternative Investment Funds, UCITS/Mutual Funds and all types of Asset Managers in a holistic way.

our team

Our team consists of highly experienced individuals with a successful track record in the fund industry and investment banking. The combination of a highly skilled team with RBI’s expertise and network in Central and Eastern Europe results in robust support for our clients. 

phase 1: FUND SETUP AND FUNDRAISING

Fund setup

Support in fund setup

We support our partners in choosing a fund administrator and offer strategic advice with the fund setup and structuring

fundraising

Fundraising expertise

Furthermore, we can support you in pre-marketing for the acquisition of potential investors. On a selective basis RBI may also consider becoming an investor itself.

Onboarding and eKYC process

Throughout the RBI Group we will guide you through the entire onboarding and eKYC process.

Cash Management

Discover our group wide Cash Management solutions from accounts to cash flow management and real time payment services, from cross-border transactions to digital solutions.

phase 2: FUND FINANCE AND DEAL SOURCING

Fund Financing

To ensure funds’ investment strategy, we offer a variety of fund finance solutions on a bilateral basis or in club deals including subscription-, manager’s- and hybrid credit facilities. Herein we support the development of funds’ sustainable strategy, focusing on ESG-linked KPIs.

Hedging

Alongside fund financing, we can support our clients to hedge FX and IR risks on their fund's balance sheet.

 

 

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

From initial analysis of potential target portfolio companies up to closing of deals, we advise you in buy-side M&A transactions and provide related Leveraged Buyout and Infrastructure financing

Raiffeisen Research

The team of Raiffeisen Research offers a comprehensive overview of actual economic- and capital markets trends spanning the expertise over 13 countries in the region.

phase 3: MANAGEMENT OF PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

Fund Financing

As part of our fund financing offer, we offer you additional forms of financing at this stage of the fund's life cycle, which serve to optimize the capital invested and to secure liquidity. These include net asset value, asset-based or revolving credit facilities.

Products & services for portfolio companies

We also offer a comprehensive set of solutions for corporates, thus maximizing the performance of portfolio assets, including cash management, trade and export finance, FX and interest rate hedging, financing incl. origination of DCM transactions like green and sustainable bond issues etc.

phase 4: DIVESTMENTS AND EXITS

M&A and ECM

Based on our many years of experience in investment banking, we advise you on various exit strategies. This includes M&A advice to both strategic investors and financial investors. In addition, we also support you with ECM solutions such as IPOs.

Refinancing

In the event of an extension of the fund term, we also provide the refinancing of exiting investors, which brings another financial and operational advantage to the fund's portfolio.

Open-ended fund structures

Our subsidiary Raiffeisen Capital Management offers its clients open-ended fund solutions with EU-regulated fund structures within the RBI Group. In Austria, it makes its expertise in asset management available through the Kapitalanlagegesellschaft (KAG). It operates in 10 CEE countries through local asset management and pension fund companies and serves clients throughout the RBI network.

Institutional prime services

Our Fund Hub offers institutional prime services, including research, trading and custody product packages for cash equities (DMA), ETDs, ETFs, and cash management and securities lending. In addition, we support you with access to the CEE region and various investment strategies through our fund brokerage platform, which reaches over 25,000 funds worldwide.

Our Fund Hub is the partner for investment managers in the ongoing investment and redemption process through primary and secondary capital market transactions, i.e. fixed income, equity, exchange-traded derivatives, FX and other derivatives transactions. We also offer secured short-term financing through money market instruments, i.e. (reverse) repo, and also allow the establishment of securities lending transactions. 

ESG advisory

For fund managers active in the CEE region, our broad research represents a clear advantage. Raiffeisen Research also offers ESG risk scoring for fund portfolios, specific industries or countries, depending on clients' needs and the availability of specific data.

The Fund Hub also provides fund managers with access to Raiffeisen Capital Management's investment funds, including ESG funds that apply a specially developed, unique sustainability investment process – confirmed by independent rating agencies and awarded numerous international awards. 

Raiffeisen Research

Raiffeisen Research teams in Vienna and the CEE countries provide you with comprehensive insight into current economic and capital markets trends.

With a focus on economics, currencies, rates, fixed income and equity, Raiffeisen Research helps you to better understand and react to market dynamics and trends. 

Raiffeisen Research

what our clients say

MCI Group

MCI group

"We met RBI for the first time in 2019 while we were looking for fund financing. Instead of being 'pushed' to products or structures as with other providers, RBI listened carefully. From the very beginning we had the impression to be working together on the best possible products for us and for our mutual success. The RBI team is caring and partner like, super professional, motivated and efficient. Each RBI individual we had the pleasure to meet was involved, helpful and qualified irrespective of the matter we worked on. We are currently developing our relation in other business areas."

 

 

Bright Capital

Bright Capital

"We value RBI as a reliable long-term partner that has supported Bright Capital since the first fund generation. In particular, we appreciate the personal relationship with the institutional clients team and RBI’s innovative product range with tailor-made solutions for investment firms and asset managers, especially with regards to ESG matters supporting our focus on sustainable investments. By implementing RBI’s ESG-linked fund finance, we are aligning our business and our strategy for long-term sustainable value creation in our funds and portfolio companies."

PSIK award

PSIK innovation award: special recognition in poland

We are honored that Polish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association PSIK has given a special award to us for promoting innovative solutions in the field of private equity financing. 

memberships

The Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (PSIK)

PSIK gathers private equity/venture capital Managers and Investors active in Poland. The mission of PSIK is to promote and develop the private equity and venture capital industry in Poland, and to represent the interests of the community in Poland and abroad. Raiffeisen Bank International has become a member of PSIK in 2018 and since then supports the growth of the industry in Poland and beyond. In June 2021, we were awarded at the annual award gala by the Board of PSIK for promoting innovative financial solutions for private equity funds.

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