Financial Affairs

This Department oversees matters related to the businesses’ access to bank credit and to financial and capital markets.

It promotes dialogue between banks and businesses whilst favoring bank guarantees and other instruments that facilitate access to credit. It supports the growth and rebalancing of the financial structure of businesses by promoting capitalization and the use of alternative financial instruments other than the banking channel.

It monitors the evolution of national and supranational regulations in the financial sector. In particular, it keeps track of the development of payment-related rules, collaborating with various stakeholders to facilitate transactions between businesses, between businesses and the Public Administration, and between businesses and consumers.

Furthermore, it specifically deals with sustainable finance, promoting actions aimed at facilitating businesses' transition and their sustainability disclosure to the financial system.

Francesca Brunori

Francesca Brunori graduated in Economic and Financial Sciences from the University of Siena and has been working at Confindustria since 2009. She has served as the General Manager of Federconfidi-Confindustria and held positions as the Chair of the Board of Directors of Previndai and a Board Member of Fondo Italiano di Investimento Sgr SpA. She has also been head of the Credit Office at Confesercenti and Secretary General of Federfidi-Confesercenti. Currently, she is a member of the Management Board of the Guarantee Fund for SMEs, President of the Financial Affairs Working Group of Business Europe, and a member of the Advisory Board dedicated to the development of the AIM market of Borsa Italiana.
She has been at the helm of the Credit and Finance Area since 2018.

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