Since the very beginning, our client base has included a considerable number of credit institutions, both banks and the now defunct savings banks, later complemented by a growing presence in the insurance and investment service segments.
The services we provide financial entities are as varied and complex as their very operations. Although initially more focused on the provision of macroeconomic and financial research and consultancy, which is where Afi started out, in recent years it has been adding strategy definition, financial modelling, risk and capital management and control, planning, financial control, returns measurement, application of prudential regulations, sustainability, digital transformation and M&A and corporate finance advisory to the mix.
It is worth noting that our knowledge of the banking business and our close relations with the financial sector paved the way for the role played by Afi in a good number of the mergers arising in the wake of the restructuring of the financial system, particularly the saving bank and credit cooperative segments, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007/2008. That experience is also valued by investors analysing opportunities in the Spanish financial sector; we collaborate with those investors helping them with their company/portfolio modelling, analysis and valuation work.
Our know-how and experience in the Spanish financial sector and our work as analysts, advisors and consultants in their intense restructuring effort ever since Afi was created has also allowed us develop a broad suite of professional services for international financial institutions (World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Bank of Africa, etc.), which welcome our ability to leverage that experience in other markets. Likewise, in recent years we have worked on significant projects with public and private financial institutions in Algeria, Morocco, Mexico and Portugal.