Erste Asset Management is a pioneer in Central and Eastern Europe and leverages its experience successfully for investment solutions in the global emerging markets. In 1990 we were one of the first asset managers to launch an equity fund in Central Europe, and thus accompanying the development of the region ever since its political and economic opening. In 1997 we expanded the investment universe to emerging Asia, and in 2002 to Latin America. In our investment solutions, for example in emerging markets corporate bonds, we combine our expertise in the individual asset classes with our in-depth knowledge of the local markets.
We combine our in-depth knowledge of the local markets with years of expertise and clearly defined strategies for the bond markets. In doing so we complement the expertise of our country specialists with macroeconomic models that take the analysis of the interest rate curve, of the rating segments, of the regions, and of the sectors into account. In the equity segment we employ a structured bottom-up process and resort to both quantitative and qualitative methods.