European Investment Fund - EIF
The EIF is the specialised financing institution set up by the Resolution of the Board of Governors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) dated 25 May 1994. EIF was established by the European Communities represented by the European Commission, European Investment Bank and a number of European banks and financial institutions. The EIF´s headquarters are in Luxembourg.
As of 28 December 2018, on the basis of 4,500 authorised and subscribed shares, the following percentages result from the current breakdown of shareholdings: The European Investment Bank (EIB) (58.645%), the European Union, represented by the European Commission (29.710%) and Financial institutions from European Union Member States, and Turkey (11.645%)
The EIF is a specialist provider of risk finance to benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) across Europe. By developing and offering targeted financial products to the financial intermediaries, such as banks, guarantee and leasing companies, micro-credit providers and private equity funds, the EIF enhances SMEs access to finance.
The EIF´s Statutory Bodies: www.eif.org/who_we_are/governance/index.htm
EIF benefits from AAA-ratings, which is annually assessed by Fitch, Moody's and Standard & Poor's.
In Slovakia EIF managed the JEREMIE initiative in programming period 2007 – 2013 until end of 2015 when the management was transferred to the Slovak Investment Holding (www.sih.sk/en) The relevant documents related to the JEREMIE implementation and revolving of funds under Central Europe Fund of Funds (CEFoF) are available:
- CEFoF: www.eif.org/what_we_do/resources/CEFoF/index.htm
- JEREMIE: www.szrf.sk/en/home-page
- Gap Analysis: SME Access to Finance in Slovakia - Gap Analysis
European Investment Fund
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