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European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI)

The ''European Long-Term Investors Association'' represent a European-wide network of National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) who offer financial solutions tailored to the specific needs of their respective country and economy. As of May 2020, the association gathers 31 European long-term investors from 23 Member States across the European Union and Turkey. With a combined balance sheet of € 1.7 trillion, ELTI's goal is to promote long-term investment in close alignment with the objectives and initiatives developed by the European Union in order to foster sustainable, smart and inclusive growth and job creation. Multilateral financial institutions complement the activities at national level with specific cross-border solutions or investments with a European impact. Following the specific public mission of each member the business model of each institution differs from country to country including different products and approaches. This is the same for multilateral ELTI members. Most of the members offer various debt-products but not all members have a mandate for investment in equity. The Association promotes and attracts quality long-term investment in the real economy.

Given the rapid changes our societies are undergoing and the 'short-termist' tendency of many economic and political actors, the need for long-term vision is more important than ever. The implementation of far-reaching global objectives such as building sustainable infrastructure for sustainable investment, fighting climate change or innovating in our resources consumption and in production technologies is not only an absolute necessity: it is also a path, in itself, to recovery from the current crisis on a new basis to avoid its return and ensure the well-being of future generations.

 

Goals and Activities

Joint Collaboration

Maintaining a permanent and constructive dialogue on long-term financing with European financial institutions whilst representing, promoting and defending the shared interests of our Members. This includes informing the EU institutions on the role and potential of the Members as agencies for long-term financing and promoting convergence and common positions in response to consultations launched by the European Commission.

 

Access to Finance

Developing the concept of long-term investment within the economic and financial sector whilst strengthening cooperation at an operational level, acting as long-term financiers and facilitating access between European and national financing schemes.

 

Sharing of Expertise

Strengthening the access of the Members to information on matters related to the EU and exchanging information and experiences amongst Members. This includes sharing the Association's interest and advice to the EU with regards to the promotion of long-term investment and informing its Members on the discussions, initiatives and measures conducted by the EU institutions.

 

Knowledge & Mutual Support

Promoting academic research on long-term investments and exerting influence on EU Institutions by acting as a common interlocutor and Member spokesperson without prejudice to the separate freedom of expression of each Member. These include initiating and publishing research programmes and case studies and holding conferences on behalf of our Members.

 

National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) - ELTI Members

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News about NPBIs

ELTI participates in 'Investments in Recovery and the Development of Greater Kyiv' panel during Kyiv Investment Forum

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The Kyiv Investment Forum took place on 28 November 2022 in Brussels. ELTI Chairman Laurent Zylberberg was amongst the panelists during the afternoon session on 'Investments in Recovery and the Development of Greater Kyiv', alongside Mykola Povoroznyk (First Deputy Head of Kyiv City State Administration), Jean-Erik de Zagon (Head of Ukraine Office at the European Investment Bank), Yevgeniya Piddubna (Corporate Affairs Director and Board of Directors Member of Farmak JSC and Head of Healthcare Committee at the Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs) as well as Katarina Mathernova (Deputy Director General of the DG for Neighbourhood and Enlargement of Negotiations at the European Commission), and moderated by Politico Europe reporter Paola Tamma.

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Election of the new ELTI Management Board

 

Elections of the ELTI Management Board (MB) take place every three years with the current Management Board being elected on 28 October 2022 at the 10th ELTI General Assembly (GA) in Malta.

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ELTI General Assembly 2022

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ELTI members held their 2022 General Assembly in Malta. This year saw the association re-electing its Management Board, who will steer the group for the next three years. The panel discussion focused on NPBIs' role during crises as well as the measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic and the current war in Ukraine. The participants highly appreciated the possibility of discussions with their colleagues from NPBIs of more than 20 EU Member States. The keynote speech (on Malta’s economic success and the challenges ahead) was delivered by Ian Borg, Manager Economic Analysis Department at the Central Bank of Malta. President Laurent Zylberberg once again welcomed representatives from the European Commission and the European Investment Fund who participated intensively in the discussions.

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ELTI Position Paper: Increasing market acceptance on the targeted recast of the EU Financial Regulation

ELTI Position Paper:  Increasing market acceptance on the targeted recast of the EU Financial Regulation

On 16 May 2022 the European Commission published a targeted amendment of the EU Financial Regulation, “aiming to strike the right balance by focusing on changes that are really necessary” and included “targeted improvements”, not least on “strengthening the protection of the Union financial interests”.

Due to the absence of impact assessment the effect of the proposed changes on EU Financial Instruments and the benefit of a greater reliance on Implementing Partners was not estimated. Such an assessment would have demonstrated that some of the proposed changes will de facto strongly discourage and consequently slow down the use of EU Financial Instruments, especially for SMEs and small-scale projects. Additionally, some proposals considerably reduce the discretion of the legislator in terms of crisis policy tools and instruments such as REPowerEU.

In this context, the ELTI association would like to highlight proposals based on the practical experience of national promotional banks and institutions (NPBIs) which are implementing partners (IPs) of EU funds, operating directly and/or with financial  intermediaries.

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Contact

European Long-Term Investors a.i.s.b.l.
Rue Montoyer 51
B - 1000 Brussels
Belgium
secretariat@eltia.eu