About us

The Investment Banking Department of Komerční banka provides investment services pursuant to the Capital Market Trading Act, to the extent permitted by the licence issued by the Czech National Bank.
The services offered to clients consist of, without limitation, free funds investing, financing (funding), and market risks hedging.


In terms of investing, we offer a wide scope of securities trading (shares, bonds, treasury bills etc.) and deposit products, including structured deposits. We also facilitate the purchase of physical gold. Fees and prices of all investment instruments depend on current interbank market prices.


In addition to common financing instruments, such as short-term loans and promissory note programmes, some less frequent instruments are also available to selected groups of clients, e.g. repo loans secured with securities or Lombard loans secured with a client’s investment portfolio.

Market Risks Hedging

Due to a wide range of investment tools, we help our client to hedge against currency, interest, and commodity risks as well as other market risks. Our offer embraces simple instruments such as Swap or Forward, but also more sophisticated Options and Option strategies, which can be customised to client’s needs. We routinely provide hedging against risks connected with emission allowances.

  • Czech Corporate Sales
  • Institutional Sales and Treasury
  • Economic and Strategic Research

Czech Corporate Sales

Traders from several teams offer to our clients not only access to the financial market but also individual consultancy in the area of risk hedging, investing in the financial market or capital market, and appropriate approaches to company financing. Based on client’s requirements and preferences, our experts prepare an optimum strategy to be employed under the given circumstances and, while implementing it, respond flexibly to any changes that may occur in the financial market. The products and services can be divided into the following categories:

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Currency Risk Hedging

Interest Rate Risk Hedging

Market Risk Advisory (MRA)


Institutional Sales and Treasury

The team provides comprehensive services to Czech and Slovak institutional clients (insurance companies, building savings banks, investment companies, pension funds, and unit investment trusts) in the following areas:

Capital Market

  • Preparing and placing a bond in the primary market depending on investor’s individual needs
  • Mediating the bonds and PP trading in a secondary market
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Proposal, pricing and sale of interest (fixed income) structured products
  • Offer of structured products linked to shares and stock indexes

Financial Market

  • Treasury bills
  • Term deposits
  • Currency swaps
  • FRA

Foreign Exchange Market

  • Spot transactions

Term Transactions

  • Forwards
  • Options
  • CCS
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At the same time, Komerční banka plays the role of a market maker in these markets or, alternatively, exploits direct links to the financial centres in London and Paris through the networks of Société Générale, its parent bank, and other banks.

Securities Trading

Komerční banka is a member of the Prague Stock Exchange. The Equities department provides direct access to Czech and foreign financial investors and private clients of the KB branch network to the Czech stock exchange and major foreign markets, as well as the opportunity to participate in new IPOs. Other clients of Komerční banka have the opportunity to submit online instructions for the purchase and sale of securities on the Prague Stock Exchange through the Online Portfolio portal and on foreign stock exchanges through KB dealing.


Economic and Strategic Research

The main task of the Department of Economic and Strategic Research is providing Bank’s internal and external clients with information and analytical support. The team consists of (macro)economists and shares analysts. The economists prepare microeconomic analyses and predictions of key macroeconomic indicators for the Czech and Slovak economy, and of major segments of the financial market (foreign exchange rates, money market rates, swap rates, and government bonds yields) for KB and its clients. The shares analysts cover the major shares traded in on the Prague Stock Exchange.


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