This practical two-day seminar will focus on the implementation of financial instruments in particular on the selection of financial intermediaries. The advanced seminar will support a sound selection and remuneration of financial intermediaries in compliance with State aid and public procurement rules.


The participants will be actively involved in the training. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.


  • Objectives and Regulatory References
  • Public Procurement requirements
  • Types and structures of Financial Intermediaries and Fund of Funds
  • Delivery models
  • Portfolio Management
  • Drafting calls of expression of interest
  • Appraisal, Selection and Assignment of Financial Intermediaries
  • Management Costs and Fees
  • State aid rules
  • The Funding Agreement
  • Creating new legal entities

Focus group

  • Legal experts and risk managers from managing authorities in charge of financial instruments, e.g. from ministries of finance, economic affairs and regional development
  • Experts from intermediate bodies responsible for set up and implementation of FIs
  • Fund of Funds and Holding fund managers
  • Staff from financial institutions or development agencies involved in FIs implementation
  • Employees of national promotional banks (NPBs) co-financing projects and investment platforms, e.g. from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW, Germany), Bpifrance (France), Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC, France), Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP, Italy), Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO, Spain) and Green Investment Bank and British Business Bank (United Kingdom)
  • Experts liaising with the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group
  • Officials from the EIB Group
  • ESIF Compliance officers
  • Financial controllers and auditors
  • Legal counsels and consultants advising managing authorities or financial intermediaries

Benefits of Attending

  • Increase your knowledge of the implementation and management of financial instruments, especially in relation to the selection of financial intermediaries
  • Have a clear understanding when EU regulations apply and when national laws have to be applied
  • Be aware of the complex compliance requirements such as state aid and public procurement rules
  • Improve funding agreements
  • Be able to improve tendering procedures and calls for the expression of interest
  • Be able to assign financial intermediaries to become a holding fund
  • Understand how to create a market for new financial instruments
  • Get to know the business perspective on how to create a strong investment portfolio
  • Benefit from another Member State’s implementation experience and learn good practices
  • Have a platform to exchange ideas and challenges within their organisation and receive practical advice on current cases

Participants will receive extensive materials

  • A confirmation of participation will be handed out after the training.
  • All presentations shown during the training (including online access to all presentations after the training)
  • Selection of corresponding journals published by Lexxion

State Aid Uncovered

Training participants will receive a free copy of Phedon Nicolaides' book 'State Aid Uncovered', a compilation of all State Aid Uncovered articles from 2015.

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Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
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