About us

Erste Asset Management is an international asset management company with a strong position in Central and Eastern Europe. Our activities are backed by the financial strength of Erste Group Bank AG.

We offer our clients a broad spectrum of high-quality investment funds and asset management solutions. We apply the highest quality to our clients’ assets. This also goes for the comprehensive risk management of Erste Asset Management, which covers all our business areas.

Erste Asset Management attaches particular importance to providing responsible products and services. As a company we have dedicated ourselves to socially and environmentally agreeable behaviour.

We are proud of our employees and have become the employer of choice for specialists who wish to prove their talent in the various departments of Erste Asset Management.

Our Management


Heinz Bednar

Heinz Bednar




  • Investment
  • Finance
  • Fund research
  • Communication and public relations
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Retail Sales
  • Coordination of retail activities in securities
  • All activities in Central and Eastern Europe
Winfried Buchbauer

Winfried Buchbauer




  • Back Office
  • Risk Management
Peter Karl

Peter Karl



  • Product Management 
  • Retail Sales Austria
Wolfgang Traindl

Wolfgang Traindl 



  • Institutional Sales
  • Internal Audit (administrative)*

*The Internal Audit department is directly responsible to the whole Management Board. Internal Audit is independent from all other departments of the Asset Management company and does not underlie to any instructions.

Our range includes the following products and services

  • Bond management
  • Equity management
  • Funds that focus on emerging markets and Eastern Europe
  • Sustainable investment
  • Asset allocation (investment solutions)

Risk management is a central pillar of our business. Learn more in the fund glossary.


Do you have questions or would like to get more information?

Your advisor at Erste Bank or Sparkasse is happy to help you.

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