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 May 2020, the association gathers 31 European long-term investors from 23 Member States across the European Union and Turkey. With a combined balance sheet of € 1.7 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 9 March 2021, the European Parliament adopted the final version of the InvestEU legal base. NPBIs looking forward to contribute to the implementation and the success of this innovative European financial guarantee instrument. Based on their experience, ELTI members produced a Position Paper summarising recommendations for a smooth and fast implementation of InvestEU in order to make it a successful long-term investment instrument.
The 2020 ELTI General Assembly took place on Friday 4 December 2020 as a virtual meeting. President Laurent Zylberberg and Secretary General (SG), Helmut von Glasenapp expressed their disappointment in not being able to meet in person this year but looked forward to 2021 with the hope that we will be brought together again soon.
This year's General Assembly focused on the European commitment of NPBIs with three presentations and a panel discussion.Read more ...
Hosted by ELTI Secretary-General Helmut von Glasenapp, this podcast will be releasing episodes on a regular basis. You can expect interesting discussions with interesting partners about interesting topics.
The first episode will feature an interview with David Denzer-Speck, Director of the KfW Brussels Liaison Office. The main questions answered in this episode will be: What the definition of NPBIs? Who is KfW? What is their business model? What is the added value for the economy and the society?
ELTI President Laurent Zylberberg spoke at the Finance in Common Summit on 11 November 2020. Taking place between 9-12 November 2020, the Finance in Common Summit stressed the crucial role of Public Development Banks (PDBs) in reconciling short-term countercyclical responses with sustainable recovery measures that will have a long-term impact on the planet and societies.
By reconciling the entire finance community in support of common action for climate and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Finance in Common Summit will be a key milestone on the way to the crucial events of 2021, notably the COP26, the COP15 and the Generation Equality Forum.Read more ...
Brussels, 5 March 2021
ELTI Position Paper: InvestEU - Saving the Additionality Principle PInvestEU - Saving the Additionality PrincipleDF
Brussels, 14 December 2020
ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: The implementation of the EU Taxonomy PThe implementation of the EU TaxonomyDF
Brussels, 16 September 2020
ELTI Position Paper: Next Generation EU & Factsheets (Enterprises, Health, Renovation Wave, Infrastructure and Territorial Devel.) PNext Generation EU & Factsheets (Enterprises, Health, Renovation Wave, Infrastructure and Territorial Development)DF
Brussels, 6 July 2020
ELTI Press Release: PMV joins ELTI PPMV joins ELTIDF
Brussels, 17 June 2020
AECM, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Overview of measures against the economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak PAECM, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Overview of measures against the economic impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreakDF
Brussels, 28 April 2020
EUROFI Magazine: Investing in the Long-term by ELTI President Laurent Zylberberg PEUROFI Magazine: Investing in the Long-term by ELTI PresidentDF
Brussels, 14 April 2020
ELTI Press Release: Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) joins ELTI PELTI Press Release: Slovak Investment Holding (SIH) joins ELTIDF
Brussels/Paris, 2 April 2020
'Les Echos' Opinion: Face à l'urgence, préservons l'investissement de long terme / Virus: long-term investment must be maintained P'Les Echos' Opinion: Face à l'urgence, préservons l'investissement de long terme / Virus: long-term investment must be maintainedDF
Brussels, 19 March 2020
ELTI Position Paper: NPBIs ready to fight the COVID-19 economic crisis PELTI Position Paper: NPBIs ready to fight the COVID-19 economic crisisDF
Brussels, 9 December 2019
ELTI Position Paper: Promotional Banks’ role in implementing the Paris Agreement PELTI Position Paper: Promotional Banks’ role in implementing the Paris AgreementDF
Brussels, 30 October 2019
ELTI Position Paper: EU Taxonomy PELTI Position Paper: EU TaxonomyDF
Brussels, 16 September 2019
AECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Comments on the State of Play regarding InvestEU PAECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Comments on the State of Play regarding InvestEUDF
Brussels, 13 February 2019
AECM, EAPB, ELTI, NEFI & SME United position paper: Comments on SME-related aspects of the proposed InvestEU Programme PAECM, EAPB, ELTI, NEFI & SME United position paper: Comments on SME-related aspects of the proposed InvestEU ProgrammeDF
Brussels, 24 September 2018
ELTI Position Paper: InvestEU: how to concretely deliver? PELTI Position Paper: InvestEU: how to concretely deliver?DF
Brussels, 11 June 2018
AECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Financing Energy Efficiency measures in buildings - 'Reflections on the creation of a coherent approach in a multi-level governance system PAECM, EAPB, ELTI & NEFI Position Paper: Financing Energy Efficiency measures in buildings - 'Reflections on the creation of a coherent approach in a multi-level governance systemDF
Brussels, 26 March 2018
ELTI Position Paper: Financial instruments in the next MFF - The way forward regarding the single fund, direct access for NPBIs and the single rule book PELTI Position Paper: Financial instruments in the next MFF - The way forward regarding the single fund, direct access for NPBIs and the single rule bookDF
Brussels, January 2018
High-Level Task-Force on Social Infrastructure's Final Report - Boosting Investments in Social Infrastructure in Europe PHigh-Level Task-Force on Social Infrastructure's Final Report - Boosting Investments in Social Infrastructure in EuropeDFRead more ...
An Assonime-CEPR Research Project - Restarting European Long Term Investment Finance (RELTIF), sponsored by Emittenti Titoli PDFRead more ...
Basel, August 2014
Bank for International Settlements (BIS) - Monetary & Economic Department - Working Paper No 454: Understanding the challenges for infrastructure finance by Torsten Ehlers PDFRead more ...
CEPII Policy Brief No 4 July 2014 - A New Architecture for Public Investment in Europe: The Eurosystem of Investment Banks and the Fede Fund by Natacha Valla, Thomas Brand & Sebastian Doisy PDF