Vienna-based Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) decided to integrate its Romanian investment banking activities, both on the capital market and in the M&A area, into Raiffeisen Bank, a press release informs. All these activities have been grouped under a new directorate within the Treasury and Capital Markets Division, led by VP James Stewart. The Investment Banking unit is coordinated by Dana Mirela Ionescu, former general manager of Raiffeisen Capital and Investment. “We are talking about a strategic decision at a regional level taken by RBI which aims to streamline its activities and resources in order to provide our clients with complete financial solutions. This move allows us to focus on our expertise and advisory role while all the support areas within the bank service all the Group’s divisions and activities in Romania in a timely and efficient manner. We want to continue increasing our portfolio, be creative and offer our clients high quality financial products, tailored to their needs and requirements”, said James Stewart, Vice-president Treasury and Capital Markets at Raiffeisen Bank. “Raiffeisen Bank offers a complete range of products and investment banking services benefiting from the expertise and professionalism of a team with an excellent reputation on the Romanian market. During the previous years, we facilitated the biggest and most complex public offerings and listings accomplished so far by the Bucharest Stock Exchange and we are also known as a leader in advisory services for the merger and acquisition transactions in Romania”, said Dana-Mirela Ionescu, Investment Banking Director at Raiffeisen Bank.