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EIF Working Paper 2018/49: EIF SME Access to Finance Index - June 2018 update

  •   Release date: 12 June 2018
This EIF Working Paper elaborates on the most recent update of the EIF SME Access to Finance (ESAF) Index, a composite indicator used to monitor SME external financing markets in the 28 EU countries. The current update, using latest available data, constitutes the fifth iteration of this exercise. The paper is used to provide some background information underlying the aggregate ESAF results, by analysing its four subindices and their subindicators and focussing on a select number of individual ...

AMUF booklet

  •   Release date: 03 May 2018
European private equity markets have the potential to deliver significant investor return, in particular when combined with the EIF’s proven manager selection process. In this context, the booklet provides an overview of the new Asset Management Umbrella Fund (AMUF) and the benefits of partnering with the EIF.

EIF Working Paper 2018/48 - EIF VC Survey 2018 - Fund managers’ market sentiment and views on public intervention

  •   Release date: 26 April 2018
This working paper presents results of the first EIF VC Survey, a survey among venture capital general partner/management companies. The study provides a detailed overview of the respondents’ state of business and market activity as well as their general perception of the European venture capital market, including public intervention. In doing so, the study looks at the current situation, developments in the recent past, and expectations for the future. The EIF Working Papers are ...

EIF Annual Report 2017

  •   Release date: 16 April 2018
On 16 April 2018 the EIF released its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year 2017. The EIF’s 2017 activity reflects the ongoing demand for SME financing in Europe, as well as the EIF’s commitment to serve it.

The European Fund for Strategic Investments: From crisis response to lasting impact

  •   Release date: 25 May 2018
The European Commission and the European Investment Bank proposed the Investment Plan for Europe in November 2014, as an initiative to fight economic weakness lingering from the 2008 financial crisis. The aim: to relaunch investment and restore EU competitiveness, thus increasing growth and creating jobs. The original goal of EFSI was to trigger EUR 315 billion in additional investments over three years. The initiative was extended in late 2017 and now aims to mobilise EUR 500 billion by 2020. ...


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