SPONSORS OF THE 33rd CONFERENCE
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions. For more than 40 years, Kroll has helped clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations, and security through a wide range of investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data and information management services.
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Primary focus on clients and miscellaneous needs of the same allowed Nova banka AD Banja Luka to increase market share in banking and financial sector constantly and to achieve leading position upon size of assets and profitability. That is why, only seventeen (17) years from its foundation, Nova banka has been the biggest banks in RS upon size of assets, which has recorded constant growth between 10 and 12%annually, i.e. it is one of three (3) biggest banks in B&H.
Today, the Bank is offering wide portfolio of traditional banking services (including various types of loans, documentary business, deposits and savings, payment transactions and money transfers, exchange business, etc.). The same is also performing large number of primary non-banking activities, such as brokerage business, custody business, factoring and forfeiting.
For years now, Nova banka has been a pioneer among banks in B&H, which has expanded its product range continually by new, modern banking products, thus indirectly supporting development of the financial sector in RS and B&H. Depository ATM, infoLogin, eKiosk, card products from the network of MasterCard, Visa, Diners, user center available to clients 24/7, and development of the first loyalty product are just some of products first introduced by the Bank.
Creditinfo Solutions provide diversified products and services in the area of Credit Risk Management enabling their clients to make better informed business decisions.
Creditinfo Solutions are part of the Creditinfo Group of Companies which has operations in 24 countries and supports clients in over 38 countries, with its headquarters in Germany and Iceland, employing around 400 people worldwide.
Please see more information on our websites www.creditinfo.com or www.creditinfosolutions.com.
The International Investment Bank (IIB) – a multilateral development institution founded in 1970 based on the intergovernmental Agreement Establishing the International Investment Bank and its Charter. The current nine members of the Bank are Bulgaria, Cuba, Czech Republic, Hungary, Mongolia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Vietnam. The IIB invests in projects benefitting the economies of its member states and fostering economic cooperation between them, and focuses in particular on the support for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Bank has undergone a major modernisation since late 2012 and is rated Baa1 (outlook stable) by Moody’s, BBB- (outlook stable) by Fitch, BBB (outlook stable) by S&P, A (outlook stable) by Dagong.
The roots of Banka Kombëtare Tregtare are founds on 29 November 1925 with the establishment of the first branch in the historical building in Durrës, that represents the oldest Albanian financial institution in the country. BKT, with today’s name, was established in January 1993 by the joint venture of Banka Tregtare Shqiptare with Banka Kombëtare e Shqipërisë. BKT was registered as shareholder in 1997, and today is the largest and the oldest bank in Albania. BKT accomplished its privatization process in the year 2000 and on June 30, 2009, Çalik Holding became the only shareholder of BKT. Having a consolidated capital structure and with extensive and dynamic competitive advantages, BKT began a new phase of growth and sustained success. Being the oldest bank and the first provider of financial services in the country, BKT has deep-rooted experience, in-depth local knowledge, a solid corporate culture and a more innovative approach to support its vision. With its stable performance BKT is highly evaluated with different prestigious awards on national and international levels. The three most prestigious institutions award BKT with the title “The Best Bank in Albania”,
- EMEA Finance for the sixth consecutive year;
- EUROMONEY reaffirms for the fifth time;
- The Banker nominates for the sixth time;
JCR-Eurasia one of the most prestigious rating agencies in the world, reconfirms BKT rating of AAA (Alb) for the eighth year in row. Going forward confidently on the path of sustainable growth, BKT continues to offer products, services and innovative solutions by adding value for a wide customer base through a strong platform of services with its 91 branch in Albania and Kosovo, in its 91 anniversary, continuing to dominate the market and being the most profitable company in Albania.
OTP Group as a dominant banking player in Hungary and the Central and Eastern European region provides high quality financial services for its nearly 12 million private and corporate clients in nine countries through its almost 1500 branches, agent networks, 3900 ATMs, internet and electronic channels.
Since its 1949 founding, the company has developed to a universal financial service provider banking group.
In 1990, the National Savings Bank became a public company with a share capital of HUF 23 billion. Its name was changed to the National Savings and Commercial Bank. Subsequently, non-banking activities were separated from the bank, along with their supporting organizational units.
OTP Bank’s privatization began in 1995. As a result of 3 public offers along with the introduction of the bank’s shares into the Budapest Stock Exchange. Currently the bank is characterized by dispersed ownership of mostly private and institutional (financial) investors.
OTP Bank has completed several successful acquisitions in the past years, becoming a key player in the region. Besides Hungary, OTP Group currently operates in 8 countries of the region via its subsidiaries: in Bulgaria (DSK Bank), in Croatia (OTP banka Hrvatska), in Romania (OTP Bank Romania), in Serbia (OTP banka Srbija), in Slovakia (OTP Banka Slovensko), in Ukraine (CJSC OTP Bank), in Montenegro (Crnogorska komercijalna banka) and in Russia (OAO OTP Bank).
The continued development and expansion of OTP Bank have significantly contributed to the successful and efficient operation of the banking group, which can provide high quality services both the retail and the institutional clients. Despite the intense competition OTP Bank market position is stable in several segments, as well as in terms of profitability and stability belongs to the European frontline.
Lafferty Group is a leading provider of advanced knowledge services and thought leadership to the retail banking and consumer financial services industry — and has been for over three decades. Lafferty Group has particular specialisations in the fields of retail banking, cards and payments, and mobile financial services. The group’s comprehensive services include senior management councils, benchmarking research, thought leadership reports, bank ratings, news insights, advisory services and live events such as conferences and masterclasses. Lafferty Group has a proven track record of success and innovation, most recently as the founder of the Retail Banking Academy, the first banking education body dedicated to the professional development of retail bankers and cards and payments professionals globally.
CyberGym Europe is a consulting company oriented on education in the field of modern cyber-defense. Our perspective on cyber-defense is based on our knowledge of potential attackers – their approach, motivation, tactics and strategies. Our mission is to prepare individuals, teams, and entire companies to handle even the most unexpected cyber-incidents. The practical experience from our educational program is then reflected in our consulting services. We guarantee the customer’s experience transfer from the training into a more efficient use of security technologies, as well as a tangible application of the defined processes within our customers’ environments.
The “6 Sigma Group” is involved in 5 businesses:
- Consultancy for Bankers with the “Road to Basel & IFRS 9” program that spans the entire banking business. 6 Sigma has conducted several such consultancies helping banks get on the road to Basel and IFRS 9 compliance.
- Training for Bankers, covering all products with notable emphasis on Credit through our Credit & Relationship Management program. See also: www.6std.com & www.credit-risk-store.com.
- Credit Rating Agency, through which clients get rated, bankers’ CAs get produced, as well as: Industry Studies, Product Programs and Target Market Studies. The 6 Sigma Group has worked on outsourced credits for clients as well as produced several Industry Studies in many countries.
- The Credit Risk Platform (CRM™).
- Corporate Finance in which 6 Sigma evaluates businesses and conducts Private Placement activities.6 Sigma Group’s motto is: Bankers serving Bankers.