AECM, European Association of Guarantee Institutions
11-12 May 2023
OTS “The guarantee sector and the sustainable transition”
AECM has currently 47 member organisations operating in Europe. Its members are mutual, private sector guarantee schemes as well as public institutions, which are either guarantee funds or Development banks with a guarantee division. They all have in common the mission of providing loan guarantees for SMEs who have an economically sound project but cannot provide sufficient bankable collateral. In 2021, AECM member organisations had a total guarantee volume in portfolio of 312 bn. EUR, issued a total volume of 90 bn. EUR of new guarantees during 2021 and supported 5.9 million SMEs.