Corporate & Investment Banking
We are where our clients are
We are where our clients are
UniCredit is a simple successful pan-European Commercial Bank, with a fully plugged in Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB), delivering a unique Western, Central and Eastern European network to its extensive and growing client franchise.
UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking serves 1,500 multinational corporates and key financial institutions and supports the group's corporate banking units in delivering services to 500,000 corporate and public sector clients. We also deliver investment solutions to UniCredit's clients networks including retail, private banking, and wealth management clients.
We meet real client needs with real solutions which harness synergies between our business divisions: Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. The way in which these solutions are developed and provided is as important as the solutions themselves, which is why everything we do is based on our two core values: Ethics and respect.
By focusing on banking that matters, we offer local and international expertise, providing unparalleled access to market leading products and services in 13 core markets through our European banking network. Leveraging on an international network of representative offices and branches, UniCredit serves clients in another 16 countries worldwide.
At home throughout Europe, we are the partner of choice for our clients' increasingly sophisticated demand for Corporate Banking and Transaction Services, Structured Finance, Capital Markets and Investment Products. We offer local expertise as well as international reach and accompany our clients globally. We are a leading corporate lender and underwriter in Europe with over EUR 290 billion of loans to clients. As a leader in Debt and Trade Finance, we are the most active player in EUR Bonds since 2012 in EMEA1. Also in 2020, our strong positioning is deeply rooted in our core countries and is confirmed across client segments.
For Corporates we are #1 in EMEA in Corporate Loans2, while for Financial Institutions we are by far #1 in Covered Bonds3, with almost twice the no. of deals to the runner up. We are recognised as a Trade Finance Powerhouse in Western, Central and Eastern Europe4, whilst at the same time we are at the forefront of innovation in instant and faster payments thanks to our prominent position in the digital transformation of financial services in line with customer needs.
1 Refers to UniCredit's #1 position in the cumulative time period 1 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2020, source: Dealogic as of 18 Jan 2021
2 By no. of deals, source: Dealogic as of 18 Jan 2021, Period 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2020
3 EMEA Covered Bonds in EUR, source: Dealogic as of 4 Jan 2021, period 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2020
4 As evidenced by the recent awards in Cash Management, Trade Finance, Transaction Banking and Supply Chain Finance
Your Need, Our Offer
The Business Journey
As your business drives forward towards new sources of growth, you will likely find yourself at a certain stage along a common road - one that most progressive businesses are journeying down.
At every stage on that journey, your business's needs evolve to keep pace with new developments. For instance, as your company grows organically, you will likely need to master increasing operational complexities to support your transactional and risk management needs. or you reach a point where you need large-scale capital raising to trigger the next wave of growth, requiring funding support either through loans, debt or equity issuance.
Businesses that have successfully advanced past these stages also often find they have surplus liquidity that needs to be invested in an intelligent wayWhatever the next strategic move, to elevate your company to the next level, sound expert advice is critical to ensure you are headed in the right direction.
No matter the stage you're at, you can call upon UniCreditCorporate & Investment Banking (CIB) . This means your relationship manager can co-ordinate all your business needs, whether it's optimising your working capital management or orchestrating a merger or acquisition, in a simple and straightforward way and drawing on our existing understanding of your business.
Every business's journey comes with its challenges and pitfalls. As you pursue yours, make sure you have UniCredit CIB on hand to guide you along the way.
UniCredit offers a range of solutions to help you with your day-to-day treasury operations, including solutions for: managing payments and liquidity, optimising working capital, hedging liabilities and assets, and facilitating international trade.
If you are looking to raise funds at scale, you can benefit from a number of UniCredit CIB solutions, including: structured finance, debt funding, equity funding, project finance, commodity trade finance, and trade and export finance.
UniCredit offers support for businesses weighing up important strategic decisions - offering solutions and advisory for: corporate finance advisory, rating advisory, financial sponsor solutions, patient capital, capital structure advisory, and sustainable finance.
At UniCredit, we provide simple access to market-leading solutions for transactions and capital raising as well as financing and advisory services.
Stories about UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking
Research Webcast Series
We are pleased to welcome you to a new monthly webinar by UniCredit Research that brings together macroeconomic and strategy views on key topics driving markets, outlining UniCredit Research's expectations for the main data releases, and previewing key events of the month ahead.
In this first episode, Head of Macro Research Marco Valli, Chief International Economist Daniel Vernazza and Co-Head of Strategy Research Luca Cazzulani discuss the upcoming meetings of the US Federal Reserve and of the ECB and the impact of these two events on the markets.
Our multiple Portals keep our clients informed on key developments and trends in the major financial markets.
One platform for all major financial markets
Our Onemarkets investment platform provides simple access to all major financial markets. Investors can choose from a wide range of investment and leverage products or create highly tailored solutions, benefitting from the expert guidance of our experienced professional team.
Expertly structured investment fundsStructured Invest delivers white-label investment funds including mutual funds (UCITS), specialised investment funds in Luxembourg (SIFs) and exchange-traded-funds (ETFs) with notable expertise in SICAVs (Société d'Investissement à Capitale Variable) and FCPs (Fonds Communs de Placement).
Our Cross Asset Derivative team provides investment strategies and quantitative structuring which enable highly tailored fee structures and distribution channels. Together with our asset management and investment banking skills, we offer our clients unique, value-added services.
Online FX trading from UniCredit
UC Trader is our dedicated online FX trading platform, giving direct access to live pricing and rapid trade execution for spot, forward and swap rates.
The platform offers comprehensive pricing, with over 50 currencies and 140 currency pairs, priced at 0.1 pip intervals. Features such as pre-defined product groups and simple functions for adding, deleting and editing currency pairs as well as customisable desktops ensure a simple, flexible user experience.
For more details on using UC Trader, please refer to our guide.
- Over 50 currencies and 140 currency pairs
- 0.1 pip price intervals
- Pre-defined product groups
- Add, delete and edit trading pairs
Fast, simple trading:
- One-click trading up to a limit
- Unlimited trade size via RFS
- Quote and deal in as few as 3 clicks
- Rapid trade execution for spot, forward and swap rate
- Create personalised layouts
- Save, edit and load different layouts
- Drag-and-drop functionality
- Add, delete and move panels
Search, filter and print:
- Search for active trades
- Filter by account
- Printable blotters with daily activity listings
Global expertise on key developments and trendsOur research unit provides key insights on macroeconomic developments and trends in the financial markets. Our 60 analysts in 14 locations provide clear advice for the development of financial investment plans, so that our clients can make tactical decisions to maximise their return on investments while minimising risk. Our research unit is divided into three teams - Economics & Fixed Income / FX, Credit, and Cross Asset Research - with a focus on Europe, specifically our core markets in Austria, Germany, Italy and CEE.
The Economics & Fixed Income / FX team analyses and forecasts macroeconomic developments and trends in the foreign exchange and fixed income markets of G10 and emerging economies, providing traders with sound strategic advice based on rigorous analysis and incisive mathematical tools.
The Credit team covers developments in the euro and European credit markets as well as tracking regulatory developments in the region and their investment implications.
The Cross Asset team provides investment recommendations across all major asset classes. Our clients benefit from model portfolios to support their strategic and tactical asset allocation and currency overlays, as well as quantitative analyses of their cross-asset portfolios or investment strategies, underpinned by advanced mathematical methods.
Local and international expertise: wherever our clients go
At home throughout Europe with 13 core markets, we are the partner of choice for our clients' increasingly sophisticated demands in Corporate Banking and Transaction Services, Structured Finance, Capital Markets and Investment solutions which we provide to our corporate and institutional client networks in addition to the Group's retail, private banking, and wealth management clients. We offer local expertise as well as international reach and accompany our clients globally in 16 countries worldwide.