UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking serves 1,500 multinational corporates and key financial institutions and supports the group’s corporate banking units in delivering services to 600,000 corporate and public sector clients. We also deliver investment solutions to UniCredit’s clients networks including retail, private banking, and wealth management clients.
We meet real client needs with real solutions which harness synergies between our business divisions: Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. The way in which these solutions are developed and provided is as important as the solutions themselves, which is why everything we do is based on our two core values: Ethics and respect.
By focusing on banking that matters, we offer local and international expertise, providing unparalleled access to market leading products and services in 13 core markets1 through our European banking network. Leveraging on an international network of representative offices and branches, UniCredit serves clients in another 18 countries worldwide.
At home throughout Europe, we are the partner of choice for our clients' increasingly sophisticated demand for Corporate Banking and Transaction Services, Structured Finance, Capital Markets and Investment Products. We offer local expertise as well as international reach and accompany our clients globally. We are a leading corporate lender and underwriter in Europe with over EUR 300 billion of loans to clients. As a leader in Debt and Trade Finance, we are the most active player in EUR Bonds since 2013 in EMEA2. Also in 2019, our strong positioning is deeply rooted in our core countries and is confirmed across client segments. For Corporates we are #1 in EMEA in Corporate Loans3, while for Financial Institutions we are by far #1 in Covered Bonds4, with almost twice the no. of deals to the runner up. We are recognised as a Trade Finance Powerhouse in Western, Central and Eastern Europe5, whilst at the same time we are at the forefront of innovation in instant and faster payments thanks to our prominent position in the digital transformation of financial services in line with customer needs.
Our panel of industry experts and regulatory figures debate the key regulatory issues of today:
While ECA financing becomes a more lucrative option for exporters and borrowers, how are international and regional banks coping in the current market state? How are pricing structures shaping up? How has their risk appetite for certain countries (such as Lebanon, Egypt, and Iraq) and for certain sectors (such as infrastructure and utilities) evolved? Are banks still able to provide enough support to their clients? Have opportunities for new partnerships or collaborations cropped up to provide more liquidity and favourable terms to borrowers? Are Central Banks providing enough support via their stimulus packages and payment delays or are more support measures required? Will we see an increase in more structured products rather than short-term loans as lending appetite decreases?