World Fund Day on 19 April: UniCredit Bank Austria fund advisory service

  • Focus on fund advisory services in all branches and via video  by  100 investment specialists
  • Funds can offer an attractive alternative investment in the current low interest rate environment

This year sees the return of World Fun Day on 19 April for the fifth time in Austria. This will provide an opportunity for UniCredit Bank Austria to demonstrate its investment  advisory expertise in its branches as well as  via video by 100 investment specialists. World Fund Day is an initiative launched by the investment fund industry in Austria and organised jointly by  VÖIG ("Vereinigung Österreichischer Investmentgesellschaften" – Association of Austrian Investment Management Companies) and VAIÖ ("Vereinigung Ausländischer Investmentgesellschaften in Österreich" – Association of Foreign Investment Management Companies in Austria). 
UniCredit Bank Austria and its  associate asset manager Pioneer Investments of course foreground this topic year-round. Through broadly based asset management and professional risk management investment funds can be the right solution for investors seeking attractive profit opportunities.

Investment funds – transparent and flexible
"In the present situation investment funds, with their diversified investment strategies, can offer interesting opportunities – for retail investors as well as for institutional investors", says Christian Noisternig, UniCredit Bank Austria Area-Head for Private Customers, Corporate Customers and Independent Professions. "With our  investment check ('Anlage-Check') we offer an individual investment strategy for our private customers which exactly fits with their different investment preferences and intentions.  We identify possible improvement potentials and recommend to our clients alternative investment opportunities in the current environment of low interest rates and geopolitical challenges."

"Investment funds provide an easy, transparent and very flexible possibility to use the opportunities available in international capital markets", explains Werner Kretschmer, CEO of Pioneer Investments Austria. Kretschmer: "The broad range of funds offers products that meet almost every investment need, depending on the investment period and the risk profile. Additionally, we offer as well the indispensable and professional risk management."

In the diverse range of funds the Komfort Invest funds by Pioneer Investments Austria provide an interesting possibility for many investors to benefit from the opportunities of international capital markets – depending on individual investment goals and risk tolerance. Further information about the Komfort Invest funds is available on www.komfortinvestzone.at.

Why has 19 April been chosen as the date of World Fund Day?
This is the fifth year in which 19 April is celebrated as World Fund Day in Austria. The date was carefully chosen: Adriaan van Ketwich, a merchant born in Amsterdam on 19 April 1744, became the first man to bring together in 1774 a large number of investors to make joint investments. The investors placed their money in something that resembled a fund called Eendragt Maakt Magt (unity makes strong). The fund invested in bonds issued by various governments, in banks and in loans in West India. Van Ketwich realised that broad risk diversification is a key criterion of successful investment. Thus the basic concept of investment funds was born.

Bank Austria Media Relations Pioneer Investments Austria
Matthias Raftl, Tel. +43 (0) 50505 - 52809 Andreas Nurscher; Tel.+43 (0)1 33173 - 2202
E-Mail: matthias.raftl@unicreditgroup.at E-Mail: andreas.nurscher@pioneerinvestments.com

The published prospectuses as well as the Key Information Documents (KIID) and the information for investors in accordance with § 21 AIFMG for all funds publicly offered by Pioneer Investments Austria in Austria are available for free in German at http://www.pioneerinvestments.at.

The above information is a marketing communication and does not constitute an offer, a recommendation to buy or sell, or an investment analysis. The information in particular is not intended to replace specific investment advice or other advice. Investors should only make an investment after having received advice. Past performance is not a guide to the future performance of investment funds, indices or markets.