Giosetta Fioroni: Italian Pop art’s silver surfer
Now in her eighties, the only female member of the School of Piazza del Popolo is riding a wave of popularity. The cool, chromatic restraint of her canvases, characterised by the use of silver enamel paint, makes her work appear more contemporary than ever – and auction prices are on the rise
Structured-finance deal breaks new ground
By thinking out of the box and using flexible funding strategies, the small but experienced Intesa Sanpaolo team in Hong Kong was able to deliver a profitable deal
Mapping Italy’s banking history
Intesa Sanpaolo’s interactive guide to its roots – a World Map – tells us much about the past of finance and its future
Grisha Bruskin: a 20th-century Russian “icon”
When the Iron Curtain fell it revealed a whole generation of contemporary Soviet artists. One of the greatest is the subject of a new exhibition at the Palazzo Leoni Montanari in Gallerie d’Italia in Vicenza
Revving up to conquer the world
Success on the track has been eclipsed by the business triumphs of former motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič, whose company manufactures exhaust systems. Wishing to expand further, the Slovenian has enlisted the help of Intesa Sanpaolo’s subsidiary bank in his home nation
I feel proud of what we’ve achieved as a team
Currently the youngest manager in Intesa Sanpaolo’s international network, Ufuk Cemal Bali runs the Istanbul branch
Mimmo Rotella: the poster boy of Italian Pop art
Ripping posters from city walls, Mimmo Rotella created a new form of art. It’s now highly valuable
Celebrating a special relationship
Antonio Fallico, chairman of Banca Intesa in Russia, tells Giulia Rhodes how the country in which he has now spent more than 40 years is full of exciting and diverse possibilities for investors
The Balkans: a prosperous meeting of East and West
Intesa Sanpaolo sees the potential for economic growth in the region – as long as historical conflicts do not flare up again, says Robert Galbraith
Sitting pretty: Italy’s furniture industry
It’s said that good design is written into Italian DNA. Artisan traditions, innovation and global ambitions have given it a seat at the top table
Intesa Sanpaolo joins the European Money Week
Intesa Sanpaolo Group takes part in the European Banking Federation’s European Money Week by organizing numerous workshops, seminars and other initiatives for schools, children and families in Italy, Hungary, Albania, Croatia and Serbia. Various educational and entertaining events, seeking to improve financial literacy mainly among youngsters, are taking place in Museo di Risparmio (Museum of Savings) in Turin, Italy. At the same time, Intesa Sanpaolo through its International Subsidiary Banks Division, is participating in the local initiatives organized in coordination with National Banking Associations in other four European countries. European Money Week is the largest financial education initiative in Europe, spanning 20 countries with a wide-ranging program of activities from March 12 to 18.
FIRST TWICE. INTESA SANPAOLO NAMED ONCE AGAIN “BANK OF THE YEAR IN ITALY”, AT THE BANKER AWARDS 2017
The FT Group’s THE BANKER magazine has awarded INTESA SANPAOLO as the “Bank of the Year in Italy” for the second year running. MD and CEO, Carlo Messina, thanked everyone at Intesa Sanpaolo for their contribution in achieving this coveted prize, considered to be the ‘standard for banking excellence’.
The award takes into consideration many criteria: among these, the business model based on capital strength and a mix of high-quality revenue proving Intesa Sanpaolo to be resilient and effective in responding to the challenges of changing market conditions. The Group has been also named “Bank of the Year in Serbia” with its subsidiary Banca Intesa Beograd, and “Bank of the Year in Croatia” with the subsidiary PBZ.
INTESA SANPAOLO TAKES 10 FASHION-TECH STARTUPS TO THE NEW YORK CATWALK TO SHOWCASE THEIR TALENT
Intesa Sanpaolo confirms its role as a springboard for up and coming success stories with two recent initiatives in New York dedicated to the world of Fashion Tech. During the Decoded Fashion New York Summit 2017, three Italian start-ups partnered by Intesa Sanpaolo were selected to take part in the event and showcase alongside the most innovative international companies in the fashion and luxury goods sectors. The Bank also promoted in New York City the Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative FashionTech Showcase, held in its local Hub branch, which saw the participation of seven start-ups, of which three from Italy.