Making the Difference

White paper highlights expanding role for captive financing institutionsSubtitle


In Europe bank liquidity remains constrained – causing a bottleneck in infrastructure investments. As a result, captive financing institutions grow in importance offering capital solutions and signaling confidence to other investors and thereby supporting to realize a project.

The white paper “Making the Difference” has outlined the major changes taking place in today’s project and equipment financing landscape. The aim is to contribute to the debates emerging from these trends. It sets out the case for an expanded role for captive financing institutions, in creating value for their parent companies, as well as their customers. The paper discusses how these providers can evolve to fulfill their expanded role, e.g. by supporting new business models, and stresses the resulting need for excellent risk management capabilities.

The white paper was prepared through a series of interviews with key SFS management team executives who were encouraged to offer their personal insights into the current and future trends of the financing sector, as well as of Siemens as a whole. The paper includes a series of quotes taken from the original interviews.