Group Profile

The RSJ financial group trades on international derivatives markets and manages a broad portfolio of investments in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Our central strategy is market-making, where the trader offers to both buy and sell assets, thus increasing tradability for other market participants. RSJ Securities is even, in some exchanges, the official market-maker appointed by that specific exchange.

Our central strategy is market-making, where the trader offers to both buy and sell assets, thus increasing tradability for other market participants. RSJ Securities is even, in some exchanges, the official market-maker appointed by that specific exchange.

Florentinum

A management company RSJ Investments manages a broad portfolio of investments into real estate, agriculture, industry, and services. A large percentage of the assets it manages are investments into real estate projects focused on the acquisition of income property and the construction of residential and income real estate. It also focuses on key sectors of the 21st century – information technology, biotechnology, the production of healthy foods, energy production from renewable resources, and investments aimed at extending and improving human life. In seeking new projects, it gives preference to companies that bring more than simply financial gain to their surroundings.

RSJ Custody provides a wide palette of services within the RSJ financial group such as holding securities for safekeeping, accounting, human resources, back office, as well as services related to IT. It also acts as a fund administrator and depositary.

Within the RSJ group, we also include the RSJ Foundation, a foundation bridging the charitable activities of the group and its employees.

History

Entering Our Third Decade

  • 1994
    • Company founded in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
  • 2000
    • Headquarters opened in in Wratislaw Palace in downtown Prague.
    • Company signed initial derivatives trades at the London LIFFE exchange (today’s ICE Futures Europe).
  • 2002
    • Created first trading algorithms.
  • 2004
    • RSJ became a founding member of the Czech Association of Securities Traders.
  • 2005
    • RSJ became a member of Euronext/LIFFE (today’s ICE Futures Europe) in London, as its first securities trader from Central and Eastern Europe.
  • 2007
    • RSJ began trading at the Chicago derivatives exchange CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade), the oldest institution of its kind in the world (active since 1848).
  • 2009
    • RSJ officially became a member of the European derivatives exchange Eurex as its first Czech company.
  • 2010
    • The name of the company was changed from RSJ Invest a.s. to RSJ a.s.
    • Our investment fund was established - RSJ Private Equity.
  • 2011
    • RSJ a.s. became a member of EPTA (European Principal Traders Association).
  • 2013
    • RSJ’s Bronislav Kandrík was elected a member of the Eurex Exchange Council.
  • 2014
    • Having been a member since 2004, with the closure of the Czech Association of Securities Traders, RSJ a.s. became a member of its successor - Czech Capital Market Association.
    • The company moved to the Florentinum building in Prague district Florenc.
    • RSJ Private Equity fund was transformed into an investment company with variable capital (SICAV).
    • RSJ Foundation, covering the company’s charitable activities, was founded.
    • RSJ Custody s.r.o. was established, providing services within the group.
  • 2017
    • RSJ Custody s.r.o. obtained an investment firm license.
    • The name of the company was changed from RSJ a.s. to RSJ Securities a.s.
  • 2018
    • First RSJ open-ended unit funds were created.
  • 2019
    • A holding company RSJ a.s. was established to consolidate RSJ Securities a.s., RSJ Custody s.r.o. and RSJ Prop SICAV a.s.
    • RSJ Custody s.r.o. obtained a depositary license and began acting as a depositary of the first RSJ funds.

Shareholders

Libor Winkler

Libor Winkler

Managing Partner
Bronislav Kandrík

Bronislav Kandrík

Chief Trader, RSJ Securities
Michal Šaňák

Michal Šaňák

Head of Technology Infrastructure, RSJ Securities
Anton Tyutin

Anton Tyutin

Quantitative Analysis and Mathematical Modeling, Risk Management, RSJ Securities
Karel Janeček

Karel Janeček

Member of the Supervisory Board, RSJ Securities and RSJ Investments
Václav Dejčmar

Václav Dejčmar

Member of the Supervisory Board, RSJ Investments
Tomáš Janeček

Tomáš Janeček

Shareholder, RSJ Securities and RSJ Investments
Petr Altman

Petr Altman

Chief Trading System Programmer, RSJ Securities
Jakub Petrásek

Jakub Petrásek

Head of Analytical Department, RSJ Securities
Martin Ducháček

Martin Ducháček

Shareholder, RSJ Securities and RSJ Investments