• Turkey
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 28, 2019
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The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Ring Fence
  • No Restrictions
A financial intermediary is a commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank for a specific purpose. A "ring fence" is another name for the specific purpose. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. A financial intermediary lends these funds to their clients in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Jul 5, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Apr 24, 2019

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Project Description

According to the Bank's website, this project finances a risk-sharing facility between IFC and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Group in a portfolio of up to US$500 million of senior loans that the borrower will provide to banks in the Europe and Central Asia region. 

This project is categorised FI-3; a low risk financial institution investment. 

People Affected By This Project

The proposed project is expected to provide financing to key financial intermediaries in the ECA region. Indirectly, this increased capacity will also improve the availability of credit to local producers and importers along the value chain and in a wide variety of sectors. IFC's support is much needed in the region to help financial intermediaries build capacity for their funding needs.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The project will be in a total amount up to US$500 million. Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Group will retain at least 50% of the total portfolio exposure, while IFC and its program partners will take the risk of the remaining 50% or up to US$250 million.

Financial Intermediary
Contact Information

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