Who is Banca IMI?

Banca IMI is the investment bank of Intesa Sanpaolo, a leading Italian banking group with a strong international presence. Employing more than 850 professionals, it operates in major domestic and international markets in Investment Banking, Capital Markets and Structured Finance.

Banca IMI holds a historic position of leadership in the Italian market for Structured Finance and a solid track record internationally. It is the leading light in Investment Banking in Italy for Advisory M&A activities with a strong presence in the placement of equity and bonds. Banca IMI is also a major player in the brokerage of the stock and bond markets, and has as its main objective assisting its clients by the offering of financial products and services of the highest quality within the industry.

Banca IMI is known for its expertise in structuring and implementation of investment products for retail customers. Through Market Hub, an innovative proprietary platform for accessing markets, Banca IMI actively researches the Best Execution of MiFID compliant orders, providing in excess of 350 Italian and foreign institutional clients access to over 70 domestic and international markets (equities, bonds and derivatives).

International Presence

In addition to its headquarters in Milan, Banca IMI has an operational subsidiary in London and Rome. The subsidiary Banca IMI Securities Corp., is situated in New York*.

* U.S. persons, as defined by the Securities Act of 1933, are advised to contact Banca IMI Securities Corporation directly.

Ratings assigned to Banca IMI by major rating agencies:

  Moody's S&P Fitch
Long term Rating Baa1 BBB BBB-
Short term Ratinge P-2 A-2 F3
Outlook Negative Negative Stable
Updated as of 12/05/2020

Products and services for distribution and consultancy

Banca IMI is the ideal partner for entities that distribute products for private investors, such as banks and other financial institutions, Italian and foreign. The Bank has dedicated teams to support institutional clients in the realization of investment products and with a wide variety of prospectuses available to it, Banca IMI is successful in meeting the diverse needs of end-investors. Banca IMI is also a leader in funding its own issued securities and those of third parties.

Banca IMI is one of the largest issuers of bonds, certificate and Covered Warrants listed on the main financial markets. In its role of market maker/liquidity provider it supplies purchase and/or sale prices, to allow investors to efficiently manage their own investments.

Banca IMI is a leading player on MOT and EuroTLX for the trading of treasury bonds and third party bonds, ensuring a high level of service and providing, where possible, liquidity in the major regulated markets and MTFs (Multilateral Trading Facility).


Banca IMI is one of the leading financial institutions in Italy for issuing of bonds for public offering or private placement. The prospectuses are able to adequately cover different investment needs with a wide range of bonds: from simple fixed-rate and floating currency bonds and / or structured. Bonds issued by Banca IMI are placed by many prestigious financial institutions.

From 2012 Banca IMI was confirmed as one of the largest issuers in the industry thanks to its listing on the MOT segment of Italian Stock Exchange for a collection of highly successful Banca IMI bonds denominated in foreign currency or in euros.


Banca IMI is a leading Italian issuer of certificates and, thanks to a wide range of base prospectuses able to meet the needs of Italian and foreign customers.

The flexibility in the structuring of different payoffs, the wide range of underlying assets and pre and post sales services have contributed to Banca IMI's success in this market segment, reflected in the growing trend in volume growth over the years.

Certificates may guarantee various levels of protection for the capital invested, provide periodic remuneration amounts and predict early termination mechanisms in the event of certain conditions. Liquidity is generally ensured by being listed on the major financial markets.

Banca IMI is associated with ACEPI, the Italian Association for Certificates and Investment Products, and is one of their founding members.

Text modified: 13.05.2020