Vienna Stock Exchange News

Austrian government bonds now continuously tradable

  • Improved tradability especially for private investors
  • Exchange trading guarantees the highest requirements for transparency and security
  • Market makers Erste Group and RBI ensure liquidity and price quality

Bell Ringing Austrian Government Bonds

(Vienna) Austrian government bonds can be traded by investors on the Vienna Stock Exchange as part of the continuous auction from now on. This change enables buying and selling from 09:15 to 16:30 on trading days via banks and online brokers. Erste Group and Raiffeisen Bank International act as market makers to ensure continuous liquidity and high price quality. 

By switching to the trading model continuous auctions, private investors in particular will benefit from more attractive trading conditions. In contrast to the previous process, in which prices for Austrian government bonds were set once a day and without market makers, the new trading procedure enables increased price quality and transparency. There are currently 33 Austrian government bonds with remaining terms of between four months and 96 years and a volume of more than EUR 300 billion listed on the Viennese trading venue. These include two green government bonds listed in the Vienna ESG Segment. The funds from these green bonds are used exclusively to finance climate and environmentally relevant projects.

Finance Minister Magnus Brunner says: "An investment in Austrian government bonds is a commitment to our country. It decisively supports national development initiatives and thus promotes growth and prosperity in Austria. With green government bonds, you can also invest in Austria's green transformation."

Christoph Boschan, CEO of the Vienna Stock Exchange, emphasises: "Austrian government bonds can now be traded on the Vienna Stock Exchange throughout the day. This gives the investment public the simplest and most cost-effective access to these bonds."

The role of market makers 

Market makers such as Erste Group and RBI are committed to providing buy and sell offers throughout trading hours. This continuous market presence ensures that bonds can be traded during the entire trading day, resulting in increased liquidity and better prices for investors.

Republic of Austria – issuer with top rating and highest creditworthiness

Austrian government bonds are issued by the Austrian Treasury (OeBFA) in the name and for the account of the Republic of Austria. The state uses them to finance essential tasks – from infrastructure expansion to education and healthcare. Investors benefit from a broad maturity spectrum and therefore a high degree of flexibility as well as the transparency and liquidity of stock exchange trading. Due to the excellent rating of the Republic of Austria, these bonds are among the safest investment options. The minimum denomination for government bonds issued after 23 August 2023 is EUR 100 (before: EUR 1,000).

"For the Republic of Austria as the largest issuer on the Vienna Stock Exchange, high transparency, price quality and liquidity are very important. The continuous auction fulfils all these criteria perfectly. At the same time, it enables an expansion of the domestic investor base, as private investors now have simple and attractive trading access to government bonds as well," explains Markus Stix, Managing Director of OeBFA.

Security and transparency in stock exchange trading 

Trading via the Vienna Stock Exchange offers a significantly reduced risk compared to over-the-counter (OTC) trading due to the Central Counterparty Austria (CCPA), which settles exchange transactions, and sophisticated risk management. Trading participants, information providers and interested private investors benefit from real-time information on prices and trading activities via the market data feed and the Vienna Stock Exchange website. This ensures maximum transparency and security.

Photos of the bell ringing event


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