Performance for Berlin – reliable, transparent and sustainable
Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) provides you with timely, comprehensive and transparent information about the development of its business. This information includes ratios as well as regular publications of annual and activity reports. Furthermore, you can also find here information concerning our securities, legal fundamentals, the “solva zero” statement as well as our General Terms and Conditions.
The Federal Land of Berlin is the sole owner of Investitionsbank Berlin. Since 1 September 2004, IBB has been acting independently in the legal outfit of a public-law institution. The basis for this is the IBB Law. Prior to this, IBB was an economically and organisationally independent, but legally dependent division of LBB. As a competition-neutral subsidy bank, it fully retains public-sector responsibility as a liability instrument. This fact and the refinancing guarantee by the Federal Land of Berlin (Article II section 4 of the IBB Law) are important preconditions for IBB to fulfil its task as a subsidy and promotion institute.
Ratios at a glance
As per 31 December 2012, Investitionsbank Berlin recorded a balance-sheet sum of around €19.9bn. In relation to risk items, this translates to a total KPI of 19.3% pursuant to the German Solvability Ordinance and a core capital ratio of 16.7%. With its staff of 640, Investitionsbank Berlin supports small and medium-sized enterprises in Berlin's competence fields.
Treasury management & refinancing
Within the scope of treasury management, Investitionsbank Berlin acts according to the requirements of “EU Understanding II” as a trading partner on money and capital markets. IBB obtains the funds necessary for refinancing from the money and capital markets in as far as such funds are not made available from public budgets. IBB is entitled to issue municipal bonds and other bonds. Subject to the German Banking Law, it can take up profit participation capital and subordinated liable capital on the capital markets.
Trends & developments
In future, Investitionsbank Berlin will increasingly offer monetary promotion and subsidy programmes to medium-sized businesses in Berlin as well as comprehensive financing consultancy whilst orientating its subsidy and loan processing procedures and principles even more closely towards economic criteria. More intensive co-operation with commercial banks is to open up possibilities, through favourable refinancing, supplementary loans, guarantees and bonds, for offering financing schemes for medium-sized businesses which one partner alone would be unable to offer. According to the motto “Working for Berlin”, IBB will co-operate in future even more closely with the other institutes located here.