Dario Scannapieco elected as new ELTI President
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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 August 2023, the association gathers 31 European long-term investors from 21 Member States across the European Union as well as candidate countries. With a combined balance sheet of € 2.7 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.

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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

News about NPBIs

  • Dario Scannapieco elected as new ELTI President


    During ELTI's 10-year anniversary, celebrated in Madrid, ELTI members elected its new President Dario Scannapieco, General Director and CEO of the Italian Cassa Depositi and Prestiti (CDP) for the next 3 years.

    Scannapieco commented on his mandate and on the 10th anniversary of the association: “It is a great honour for me to have been appointed today as ELTI President, and I would like to warm-ly thank the former President, Laurent Zylberberg, and all the members of the Association for the trust and support in this journey. ELTI represents 32 National Promotional Banks and Financial Institu-tions of Europe, having doubled its number of members in just 10 years. This diversity of perspectives, coupled with the increased recognition that the association has achieved in many relevant European fora, will represent a key element to keep up with the economic and geopolitical challenges ahead. We have today traced our path for the next 10 years, with new financing commitments for more than 320 bn EUR in 2022, resources that will allow us to strategically support EU strategic objectives, also thanks to a further enlargement to new members. I look forward to chairing ELTI and bringing the Association to the next level - Together we can do more!”

  • IDF Montenegro joins ELTI

    IDF Montenegro joins ELTI

    The Investment and Development Fund of Montenegro (IDF) joined the European Association of Long-Term Investors (ELTI) in July 2023, having been officially welcomed during ELTI’s ’10-year anniversary’ event in Madrid. Together with National Promotional Banks and Financial Institutions (NPBIs) from all over Europe, ELTI now represents 32 members from 21 European Member States and candidate countries. ELTI members have a combined balance sheet of more than EUR 2.7 trillion. They are key partners for their national governments and the European Institutions as well as the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group.

    NPBIs play an important role as implementing partners of the InvestEU programme and other recovery European programs. As enablers within their respective country, NPBIs are best placed to adapt European financial instruments to the specific needs at national, regional, and local levels. The intensive cooperation between NPBIs within ELTI helps to develop the best solution for each member.

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  • ELTI celebrates 10-year anniversary in Madrid


    ELTI 10-year anniversary

    Dario Scannapieco (CDP, Italy) appointed as new ELTI President

    320 billion EUR committed for European economic and sustainable growth in 2022

    Madrid/Brussels, 20 July 2023 - Today, ELTI is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the country of the EU Presidency, Spain. During this occasion ELTI members have elected its new President Dario Scannapieco, General Director and CEO of the Italian Cassa Depositi and Prestiti (CDP) for the next 3 years.

    National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) and public Promotional Banks founded the European Long-Term Investors association in Paris in 2013. 10 years later, the association comprises 32 members from 21 EU Member States, 2 candidate countries and in addition 2 International Financial Institutions. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is a permanent Observer in the association. The meeting has also represented the opportunity to validate the new ELTI’s strategic framework for 2023 - 2033, the roadmap that will guide the association actions and priorities for the 10 years to come.

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  • 3 European lighthouse projects win the 2023 ELTI Awards

    3 European lighthouse projects win the 2023 ELTI Awards


    Medical Inventi SA (Poland), PILI (France) and the Social Finance Foundation (Ireland) received the inaugural ELTI Awards in their respective categories at ELTI’s ’10-year anniversary’ event in Madrid today. Made up of 32 National Promotional Banks and Institutions (NPBIs) throughout Europe, the European Long-Term Investors Association (ELTI) marked its 10th year since its inception by organising an award ceremony for various projects funded by its members. The three winners were selected from more than 40 proposals presented by ELTI members, all of which presented outstanding ideas and entrepreneurial approaches in the areas of Innovation, green and sustainable investments and social impact.

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