About Pfandbrief & Covered Bond Forum Austria

Pfandbrief & Covered Bond Forum Austria
sees itself as an interest group promoting Austrian Pfandbriefe and covered bonds.

The Forum was founded in 2010 by the following Austrian issuers of Pfandbriefe and covered bonds:
  • BAWAG P.S.K. Bank für Arbeit und Wirtschaft und Österreichische Postsparkasse AG
  • Erste Group Bank AG (as the leading bank in the Sparkasse sector)
  • Kommunalkredit Austria AG
  • Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich (as the leading bank in the Raiffeisen group of banks)
  • UniCredit Bank Austria AG
  • Verband der österreichischen Landes-Hypothekenbanken
  • Volksbank Wien AG


» Objectives

Pfandbrief & Covered Bond Forum Austria was founded to:

  • increase marketing, at home and abroad, of covered bonds of Austrian issuers;
  • establish the basic parameters and characteristics of the Austrian market available to investors on a central platform;
  • monitor on an ongoing basis the legal framework in Austria, to compare it to international covered bond standards and to proactively discuss the need for changes;
  • manage the setup and maintenance of the website on which information on the Austrian market, the legal framework and the players are made available in a centralised way;
  • collaborate with Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken in Germany, Schweizer Pfandbriefbank in Switzerland, the European Covered Bond Council and other international organisations dealing with covered bond topics.