Institutions and regulators
The Mediobanca Group seeks to build constructive, ongoing and transparent relationships with all our stakeholders, including public bodies and institutions.
We maintain proper and transparent dealings with public organisations, especially supervisory authorities and institutions, in respect for reciprocal roles. We reject any form of conduct or behaviour that could unduly influence them, opposing any form of corruption.
As part of our commercial initiatives for the community, we work closely with public bodies and local institutions when promoting cultural, artistic, social and sporting events. This underlines our desire to play a positive part in the community that goes beyond our traditional role in supporting the competitiveness of enterprises. Instead, we also want to listen to local communities and respond to their needs, helping to support development by leveraging the expertise and resources of a financial institution.
The Group is a member and partner of a number of associations in the financial services sector, including:
- ABI – Italian Banking Association, whose members directly or indirectly represent all Italian and non-Italian banks operating in Italy and most financial intermediaries;
- ABI Lab, the bank research and innovation centre established by the ABI to promote dialogue between the banking and ICT and energy sectors;
- Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), which represents the wholesale banking industry in Europe;
- ASSOGESTIONI, Italian fund managers’ association, representing most Italian and non-Italian fund managers operating in Italy, as well as banks and insurance companies operating in individual and collective asset management services;
- Association of Italian Joint Stock Companies (ASSONIME), founded in 1910, which studies and addresses issues of direct or indirect interest for the Italian economy and its growth;
- Italian Association of Financial Market Intermediaries (ASSOSIM), which conducts research and training activities and represents its members in Consob and Bank of Italy consultation procedures concerning regulatory and financial issues;
- the Italian Banking Ombudsman, a non-profit organisation specialised in banking, financial and corporate dispute resolution;
- European Issuers, a pan-European organisation that represents the interests of publicly listed companies from all sectors to EU institutions;
- the Interbank Deposit Protection Fund, a consortium and mandatory scheme recognised by the Bank of Italy, which guarantees bearer deposits in the event of a bank default;
- United Nations Global Compact, a UN initiative devised to encourage companies across the world to adopt sustainable policies and comply with corporate social responsibility obligations and to publish the results of the actions they have taken in this area.