- As of 1 May 2019 the responsibilities within the Structured Products and ECM segments will be rearranged
- In light of Heike Arbter’s new role as member of RCB’s management board, Philipp Arnold and Roman Bauer will head the structured products business area
- Ozgur Guyuldar will be responsible for the Equity Capital Markets division
Vienna – Following the announcement that Heike Arbter, currently Head of Structured Products, will become member of the management board of Raiffeisen Centrobank AG (RCB) starting May 1, the markets area that she will be responsible for will have a new setup. Philipp Arnold and Roman Bauer will head the structured products business area of the largest Austrian certificates provider. Also the equities business will be broadened and divided into two segments. Klaus della Torre will continue to be responsible for all activities related to Sales & Sales Trading, while Ozgur Guyuldar will head the Equity Capital Markets (ECM) division.
„Our new managers are distinguished by their proven expertise, their many years of experience and their ability to shape RCB's most important business areas. Philipp Arnold and Roman Bauer complement each other perfectly and cover the entire spectrum of the certificates business, from issuing to trading as well as the sales and marketing of the products. With Ozgur Guyuldar, we have a long-standing capital market specialist who will drive the ECM business forward. I am convinced that all three, together with their highly qualified teams, will further expand our intensive market activities and our leading position in Austria and Eastern Europe, “ said Heike Arbter, who will be responsible for RCB's market activities as a member of the Management Board.
About Philipp Arnold and Roman Bauer
Starting May 1, Philipp Arnold (41) will be responsible for the sale and marketing of structured products (Head of Structured Products Sales) while Roman Bauer (39) will lead the origination, structuring and trading of structured products (Head of Structured Products Origination & Trading). Arnold joined RCB in 2005 and has been Head of Sales Western Europe & Marketing since 2013. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration. Bauer began his career at RCB in 2006 within the structured products department and has been responsible for Origination & Trading since 2013. He graduated from the Vienna University of Technology with a diploma degree in Technical Mathematics.
About Ozgur Guyuldar
Ozgur Guyuldar (44), who has held various equity sales positions at RCB for 12 years, will be responsible for capital market transactions, such as IPOs and capital increases. In his previous role at RCB as Head of Equity Sales, Guyuldar introduced the RCB country and sector focus conference days in several financial centers in Europe and USA. He also worked to increase the number of Eastern European roadshows and has strengthen RCB’s corporate relationships in Turkey and Russia. Guyuldar graduated with honors from City University in London with a degree in economics and subsequently worked for several investment houses in Turkey, Hungary, and Germany.
Excellent performance on the capital market
RCB looks back on almost 20 years of expertise in certificates issuance and trading. All relevant certificate categories as well as a very broad range of underlyings with a wide variety of payout profiles have thus been made available for investors – in many cases for the first time in Austria and Eastern Europe. RCB's great expertise in structured products is underpinned by a number of awards: 12 times in a row, RCB was voted Austria's best certificates provider by an independent jury of experts and received the award "Best Structured Products Bank in CEE" from the London financial publication cfi.co for the second time.
The RCB ECM team participated in the six largest IPOs in the history of the Vienna Stock Exchange and successfully completed numerous privatisations of companies from Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. The company's competencies include the support of initial public offerings as well as capital increases, secondary public offerings, private placements, and block trades. Recently, RCB managed the two takeover offers of Starwood Capital to the shareholders of CA Immobilien and Immofinanz, respectively. In Central and Eastern Europe, Raiffeisen Centrobank AG acted as Sole Global Coordinator in the IPO of Purcari Wineries.
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Photos: Philipp Arnold, Roman Bauer, Ozgur Guyuldar
Credit: Raiffeisen Centrobank AG (RCB)
About Raiffeisen Centrobank AG
Raiffeisen Centrobank is the competence center for equities and derivatives in Austria with a strong regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe. As a full service provider of certificates, the bank offers currently around 6,000 products for each market phase and investment horizon. The coverage universe of RCB company research comprises about 125 Austrian and international titles. Raiffeisen Centrobank is a 100% subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG.