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EIF Working Paper 2017/43, "European Small Business Finance Outlook”, June 2017

  •   Release date: 02 July 2017
This analysis provides an overview of the main markets relevant to EIF. We start by discussing the general market environment for SME finance, then look at the main aspects of equity finance and the SME guarantees / securitisation markets. Finally, we highlight important aspects of microfinance in Europe. The EIF Working Papers are designed to make available to a wider readership selected topics and studies in relation to EIF´s business. The Working Papers are edited by EIF's Research & ...

EIB Group Support for the Social Sector

  •   Release date: 31 May 2017
Since the EIB Group’s inception, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have been contributing to European policy on growth and development through lending in support of the social sector – including health, cultural and creative industries, education and housing but also social enterprises and vulnerable groups. As a result of its critical importance to European development and well-being, social infrastructure support has gained a permanent ...

Evaluation of the EIF’s SME Securitisation Activities, 2004-2015

  •   Release date: 17 May 2017
Since late 1990s, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has provided credit enhancement to securitisation transactions of portfolios of loans to small and medium enterprises (SMESec). The key rationale behind EIF’s support to SMESec is that originators will carry out new SME lending as a result of the released capital resources and additional funding following the SMESec transactions. This evaluation assessed EIF’s contribution to two key objectives: increase SMEs’ access to ...

EIF Annual Report 2016

  •   Release date: 25 April 2017
The 2016 Annual Report reviews EIF’s achievements under the Investment Plan for Europe’s EFSI SME Window and its impact in the field of equity, guarantees and inclusive finance.

EIF Corporate Operational Plan 2017-2019

  •   Release date: 20 December 2016
EIF’s strategy is developed and implemented through its operational priorities, financial management and internal activity and processes. The Corporate Operational Plan (COP) formulates and quantifies these priorities and goals over three years and is central to the work of staff. One of the key priorities remains the continued efficient implementation of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EIF, as part of the EIB Group, is committed to working closely with the European ...


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