Western European Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance companies, Private Equity firms and Microfinance institutions) constitute a key group of partners for IFC. By investing in emerging markets around the world, these sponsors catalyze private sector financial development, essential to the development of successful and sustainable economies in low- and middle-income countries.
The Financial Markets (FM) team in Western Europe has offices in Paris and London. Being close to our clients and partners enables IFC to build deeper, more sustainable relationships with them, leading to a greater number and variety of projects in the financial sector. The FM team deals directly with the sponsors' global headquarters to complement the work done by other regional and industry departments within IFC.
The FM team is responsible for (i) conducting business development activities with these sponsors, and (ii) supporting deal processing or portfolio supervision as relationship managers of selected institutions.