Erste Group Bank AG engages in the provision of banking and financial services. It operates through the following segments: Retail, Corporates, Group Markets, Asset/Liability Management & Local Corporate Center, Savings Banks, and Group Corporate Center. The Retail segment comprises the business with private individuals, micros, and free professionals within the responsibility of account managers in the retail network. The Corporates segment consists of business activities with corporate customers of different turnover size as well as commercial real estate and public sector business. The Group Markets segment is involved in trading and markets services as well as customer business with financial institutions. The Asset/Liability Management & Local Corporate Center segment is composed of all asset and liability management functions, local and of Erste Group Bank AG (Holding), as well as the local corporate centers which comprise internal service providers that operate on a non-profit basis and reconciliation items to local entity results. The Savings Banks segment includes those savings banks which are members of the Haftungsverbund of the Austrian savings banks sector and in which Erste Group does not hold a majority stake but which are fully controlled according to. The Group Corporate Center segment covers mainly centrally managed activities and items that are not directly allocated to other segments. The company was founded in 1819 and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria.