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RBI and ODDO BHF join forces

  • Strong commitment to the capital markets in Austria and CEE
  • Powerful platform for institutional equity research and equity products
  • Upgrade for Vienna as a financial center

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Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) and ODDO BHF have agreed on a partnership in the areas of equity sales and equity research for Austria and CEE, aiming to pursue a joint growth strategy in the region. This collaboration allows RBI’s corporate
clients to benefit from ODDO BHF Group’s distribution capabilities in the stock market, gaining access to over 800 institutional investors in Europe and the US. 

ODDO BHF has successfully established a platform for institutional equity research and distribution of equity products to institutional investors through partnerships with European banks such as ABN AMRO, BBVA, Commerzbank, and Natixis. The
alliance has achieved top rankings in investor surveys and based on number of ECM transactions was the third largest in the Eurozone in the past year. This successful model will now be implemented in the markets in Austria and CEE through the partnership with RBI. 

The entire equity sales and institutional equity research team of RBI will become part of the ODDO BHF platform, aiming to maintain a leading position in research for Austrian issuers, expand the universe in CEE, and leverage the expertise of a network of over 80 analysts. 

RBI’s corporate clients will continue to be supported in relation to equity transactions from the headquarters in Vienna and the network banks in the region. In this way, RBI will continue to offer its corporate clients local proximity and local market
expertise, coupled with greatly improved access to institutional investors through cooperation with one of Europe's leading equity sales and research platforms. 

Lukasz Januszewski, Board Member for CIB Products & Solutions at Raiffeisen Bank International, says: "We are committed to the capital markets in Austria and CEE. We are convinced that in ODDO BHF we have found a partner with many years of
experience, who brings a high level of expertise in equity sales and trading for the markets in Europe and North America as well as in equity research." 

Christophe Tadié, Managing Partner of ODDO BHF, Head of Corporate & Markets, says: "The partnership with Raiffeisen Bank International aims to make ODDO BHF a leading player in the primary and secondary equity markets in Austria and
CEE. After the success of the partnerships with Natixis, ABN AMRO, BBVA and Commerzbank, this alliance confirms the pan-European dimension of ODDO BHF in the equity markets.”  

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About RBI  

RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 12 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. 

Around 45,000 employees service more than 17.8 million customers through approx. 1,500 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian regional Raiffeisen banks own around 60.6 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.  

For further information please contact: Christof Danz (+43-1-71 707-1930,


ODDO BHF is a Franco-German financial group with a history dating back more than 170 years. It was founded by a French family-owned bank and a German bank specialising in small and mid-sized companies. With 2700 employees, of which 1400 in Germany and Switzerland and 1300 in France and Tunisia, and more than 128 billion euros in client assets under management, ODDO BHF operates in three main business lines – private banking, asset management, and corporate and investment banking.  

The Group possesses a unique shareholder structure, as it is 65% owned by the Oddo family and 25% by its employees. This partnership approach guarantees long-term employee commitment. In 2022, ODDO BHF generated net banking income of 727
million euros, and as of 31 December 2022 it had more than 1,1 billion euros in consolidated shareholders’ equity.  

For further information please contact:
NewMark Finanzkommunikation
Marc Savani