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Our capital markets competence in the Czech Republic

Our capital markets competence in the Czech Republic

The clients of Česká spořitelna, a member of Erste Group, profit from its strong position in the capital markets business and its long experience in local and international markets as well as its strong client focus.

Erste Group in Czech Republic

In the year 2000 Erste Bank acquired a majority stake in Česká Spořitelna, the biggest retail bank in the Czech Republic. Today the bank serves 4.6 million clients and has more than 9,700 employees. Česká spořitelna operates 485 branches and holds leading market shares in the key retail segment, including 25.5% of retail deposits and 23.6% of retail loans.

Capital markets business in Czech Republic

As market leader Česká spořitelna has a strong position in the Czech capital markets business. Česká spořitelna follows a client-oriented strategy, offering its corporate and institutional clients a broad range of capital market products from foreign exchange and money market to capital markets solutions as well as credit derivatives. Whether the solution is standard or tailor-made, the needs of each individual client are of prime importance to our capital markets specialists. Česká spořitelna’s clients not only profit from its strong position in the capital markets business and its long experience in local and international markets but also from its strong client focus.

Market insight Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is the second most open economy in the region, with roughly one-third of its GDP accounted for by the industrial production (the largest share among all EU27 countries). The Czech economy is stable, with low debt, typically low interest rates, healthy banking sector and no external or internal macroeconomic imbalances. The market volatility in the Czech Republic is typically lower than that of its local peers in CEE; the focus of capital markets activities is in FX.

Petr Valenta

Head of Financial Markets and Financial Institution

Česká spořitelna, a.s.
Budějovická 1518/13
140 00 Praha
Tel.: +420 956 765 821


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