UniCredit - Financial Institutions Group

Global coverage with a regional set-up

Linking Financial Institutions to relevant product lines

UniCredit CIB is one of the most efficient CIB platforms in Europe. As a leading debt and trade finance house "fully plugged in" to the Group's network, we are able to provide our Financial Institutions clients with tailored solutions across Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

Financial Institutions Group (FIG) is a global coverage unit dedicated to Financial Institutions and 175 Countries are covered through a network of 4,000 correspondent banking relationships. Our clients can leverage on UniCredit's solid experience in managing international transactions, which help to coordinate efficiently our client's cross-border business.

We combine local presence with global best in class client advisory services and product capabilities to connect corporates to worldwide Institutional Investors and support Financial Institutions. 

The Corporate & Investment Banking division is also built along three global product lines: Global Transaction Banking (GTB), Financing & Advisory (F&A) and Markets. The product specialists work closely together with Network Coverage Teams of the Financial Institutions Group along the client relevant value chains, drawing on a deep understanding of both client needs and industry trends, delivering tailored solutions which maximise the commercial value of the franchise.

In Markets UniCredit offers a number of services to institutional investors, ranging from plain vanilla products all the way to highly-tailored structured solutions and derivatives. 

  • UniCredit takes a cross-asset class approach to our services, including FX, rates, equity derivatives and commodities. 
  • In addition to financial products, UniCredit also offers advisory services, designing yield-enhancement strategies, undertaking balance-sheet optimisation, and supporting regulatory capital structures.

In Global Transaction Banking (GTB) UniCredit offers a diverse and proven set of core skills and solutions for Financial Institutions in the fields of Cash Management and eBanking, Transactional Sales and Trade Services, Global Securities Services with access to a network of 4,000 correspondent banking relationships, covering ca. 175 countries.

  • Cash & clearing products for Financial Institutions encompass Account Services, Loro Accounts, Multi-Currency EUR Account, Quality Reports, EUR and CEE Currency as well as Clearing Services. UniCredit's Cash & Clearing products are highlighted by by high-quality CEE local Clearing services and strong EUR Clearing capabilities.
  • UniCredit is a privileged business partner to Financial Institutions in the Trade Finance arena with In-depth knowledge of international trade and international banking systems combining the best local and international solutions from Documentary Collections, Letters of credit / Post-financing, Issuance of Irrevocable Reimbursement Undertakings (IURs) to Supply Chain Finance  and Qualified assistance on Secondary Trade Finance Market. With a strong track record in innovation in traditional products and services - like guarantees, documentary collections, letters of credit and forfaiting -  all the way to highly competitive and more sophisticated cutting-edge business solutions, like Swift's GPI solutions and new platform for international payments tailored for mid corporates etc.

Global Financing & Advisory (F&A) is an integral part of UniCredit's Corporate & Investment Banking business. It's diversified product range stretches from plain vanilla and core banking relationship products to highly sophisticated structured finance and capital markets solutions as well as M&A advisory services. In addition to financing and capital markets products, F&A offers equity capital solutions and is responsible for all units within the Group engaged in the origination, structuring and portfolio management of alternative assets (Direct Equity Investments, Private Equity Fund Investments and Hedge Funds).

  • For Financial Institutions and SSAs we offer a compelling proposition for clients seeking to issue bonds or take out loans. As a leading European debt house in loan and bond offerings, we provide bond issuers with unparalleled access to EUR-focused investors, particularly in Italy, Germany and Austria. We also offer a product range covering the entire spectrum of ratings and capital structure, as well as an opinion-leading research platform that achieves consistently high rankings from reviewers.
  • Our Equity Capital Markets team offers a unique and fully-fledged platform for the entire range of equity and equity-linked solutions, including, among others, IPOs, SPOs, Accelerated Placings, and Rights Issues, as well as Convertible- and Exchangeable Bonds. Kepler Cheuvreux's strategic alliance with UniCredit, signed in November 2011, covers ECM business derived from Germany, Italy and Austria. Thanks to this alliance we can offer the largest multi-local equity distribution platform with broadest access to investors.
  • Furthermore we are an established M&A advisor in Europe, with a deep expertise also in cross-border M&A activities. Bankers in several locations across the globe guarantee access to investors in different regions across the world, while we also hold a market-leading position in our home markets.