Buying funds
in 3 steps

1. What is a securities account?

A securities account is a separate account on which all your securities are recorded. This account is used to settle all your purchases, sales or transfers and to record your securities holdings. You can imagine it as a digital safe, where your securitized assets - your securities - are stored.

All fund units, shares or other securities are booked in a custody account. The securities behind it are held and managed by the custodian bank. The custodian bank of Erste Asset Management is Erste Group Bank.

2. What amount do you want to save?

You want to look into your future and plan your financial goals. If you are in the savings phase, then our savings calculator is interesting for you. You can calculate how much capital you can achieve under the assumption of the average, according to your considerations, both with a single premium and through regular savings.

3. How do you buy funds?

Before you select a fund - either via our fund search or with your advisor - two more important tips.

First tip: Choose a distributing or an accumulating tranche

Most funds have a distributing or an accumulating variant. The distributing tranche distributes part of the income generated (e.g. interest, dividends, etc.) by crediting your current account on a certain date each year. With the accumulation variant, this income is automatically reinvested in the relevant fund. You do not have to do anything else for this. The accumulation variant is intended more for investors who wish to invest money in the long term.

Second tip: Select the identification number of the fund (the "ISIN")

On the fund web factsheet of Erste Asset Management you will find the so-called ISIN (International Securities Identification Number) on the overview page. The ISIN is a twelve-digit combination of letters and numbers and represents the identification of securities. For example, securities issued by Austrian issuers start with the country code AT for Austria.

Buy funds online

If you have an online account with Erste Bank and Sparkasse, you can buy the respective fund directly by clicking the "Buy" button. The ISIN will automatically be provided for you via your input mask. You can then decide for yourself how much you would like to invest in the respective fund. Search the fund conveniently either in our full text search or in the fund search and click on the desired fund.

Would you like to take a look at our fund universe?

From major equity companies to biotechnology and emerging nations - here you will find all our funds:

Do you need further help with fund selection?

Use the following contact options. We are here for you and look forward to receiving your enquiry!

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This document is an advertisement. All data is sourced from Erste Asset Management GmbH, unless indicated otherwise. Our languages of communication are German and English.

The prospectus for UCITS (including any amendments) is published in Amtsblatt zur Wiener Zeitung in accordance with the provisions of the InvFG 2011 in the currently amended version. Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG is prepared for the alternative investment funds (AIF) administered by Erste Asset Management GmbH pursuant to the provisions of the AIFMG in connection with the InvFG 2011.

The fund prospectus, Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG, and the key investor document/KID can be viewed in their latest versions at the  web site within the section mandatory publications  or obtained in their latest versions free of charge from the domicile of the management company and the domicile of the custodian bank. The exact date of the most recent publication of the fund prospectus, the languages in which the key investor document is available, and any additional locations where the documents can be obtained can be viewed on the web site A summary of investor rights is available in German and English on the website as well as at the domicile of the management company.

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Detailed information on the risks potentially associated with the investment can be found in the fund prospectus or Information for investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG of the respective fund. If the fund currency is a currency other than the investor's home currency, changes in the corresponding exchange rate may have a positive or negative impact on the value of his investment and the amount of the costs incurred in the fund - converted into his home currency.

This document serves as additional information for our investors and is based on the knowledge of the staff responsible for preparing it at the time of preparation. Our analyses and conclusions are general in nature and do not take into account the individual needs of our investors in terms of earnings, taxation, and risk appetite. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of the future performance of a fund. Please note that investments in securities entail risks in addition to the opportunities presented here. The value of shares and their earnings can rise and fall. Changes in exchange rates can also have a positive or negative effect on the value of an investment. For this reason, you may receive less than your originally invested amount when you redeem your shares. Persons who are interested in purchasing shares in investment funds are advised to read the current fund prospectus(es) and the Information for Investors pursuant to § 21 AIFMG, especially the risk notices they contain, before making an investment decision.

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