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In order to underscore the ground-breaking significance of the Helaba Group's focus on sustainability in its future development, Helaba has established the position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) for the entire Group.
Helaba has once again expanded its sustainability criteria for lending activities. Each year, the bank adjusts its lending criteria to reflect current developments as part of the annual update to its risk strategy.
Peter Marc Stober (57) has been appointed to manage Helaba's newly created "Savings Banks and SME" sales division. Stephen Adam (51) is to become a new member of the Management Board of LBS Hessen-Thueringen.
Stefan W. Ropers (63), who has managed the Düsseldorf branch since 1 June 2015, is leaving the bank at the end of May 2019. He will be succeeded by Martin Fänger (61), who will assume the new role in addition to his current position as head of the ZKM Multina-tionals division in the North Rhine-Westphalia and Benelux regions.
Following the signing of a sales and purchase agreement on 14 December 2018, Dexia Crédit Local, acting through its Dublin branch, and Helaba announce today the closing of the sale of Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD), Dexia’s German banking subsidiary, to Helaba, for a total consideration of EUR 352 million.
Frank Nickel (58), who was appointed as successor to Klaus-Jörg Mulfinger by the Board of Owners and Supervisory Board of Helaba on 10 December 2018, will take up his post as Executive Vice President of Helaba on 1 March 2019.
The municipal loan platform komuno, a joint venture between Helaba Digital and Lucht Probst Associates (LPA), has also been available to all banks outside the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe since the beginning of the year.
Dexia and Helaba today announce that they have signed a sale and purchase agreement allowing Helaba to buy 100% of the shares in Dexia Kommunalbank Deutschland (DKD) for a total consideration of EUR 352 million.
The Board of Owners and the Supervisory Board of Helaba have appointed Frank Nickel (58) as a member of the Board of Managing Directors. The decision is still subject to approval by the national and European banking supervisory authorities.
Helaba's economic and capital market outlook this year is based on the theme of the "gym". 2019 will be an exhausting year, so fitness will be essential. The challenges can only be met with a certain level of performance.
Helaba Invest Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH has acquired the open-ended real estate special AIF BEOS Corporate Real Estate Fund Germany I (CREFG I), with 21 commercial properties throughout Germany, for several German institutional investors.
Helaba Landesbank Hessen Thüringen has once again proven itself to be a stable institution with solid capital resources in the EU-wide stress test of 2018 conducted by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Central Bank (ECB).
The joint venture between Helaba Digital, the investment company of Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, and Lucht Probst Associates (LPA) makes public tenders for investment loans and cash advances significantly faster, more efficient and easier to process.
Helaba is converting its Stockholm representative office, which was established in 2016, into a fully-fledged branch. This step comes as a result of the bank exceeding its growth targets and planned business volume.
Klaus-Jörg Mulfinger (62) has informed the Board of Owners and the Supervisory Board of Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen that, for health reasons, he has decided to leave Helaba’s Board of Managing Directors and enter into retirement by the end of 2018 at the latest.
Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen has successfully placed the “green” Schuldschein in the market issued by Verbund AG, Austria's leading electricity company, using the fully-integrated digital issuing platform vc trade.
On 23 March 2018, the Board of Owners and the Supervisory Board of Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen appointed Dr Detlef Hosemann (49) for a further term as a member of the Board of Managing Directors.
Helaba now offers its wholesale real estate and corporate customers modern, digital client portals that enable a 360-degree view of the existing business relationship with intuitive dashboard user interfaces.
Helaba has defined and published a Code of Conduct for the bank in order to more clearly document the need for responsible behaviour to the public and to hone its corporate sustainability profile by providing a transparent statement of its internal standards of conduct.
Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen generated pre-tax profits of EUR 381 million in the first nine months of 2017, a decline of EUR 36 million compared to the very good result achieved in the same period last year.
Maximilian Frings is assuming the post of Managing Director of Helaba Gesellschaft für Immobilienbewertung mbH (HIB) on 1 January 2018. The 54-year old graduate of engineering will succeed Norbert Bickelhaupt, who is entering retirement. Frings has been working for HIB since 2011 and most recently managed the department of Contract and Quality Management.
With the launch of the HI-EM Credits Quality Select fund on 1 December 2017, Helaba Invest increased the volume of institutional mutual funds under management to more than EUR 3 billion. Institutional mutual funds are ideal for investors who are looking for a way to pursue different investment strategies and styles with lower volumes than with special funds. There are also predestined for multi asset portfolios and core satellite strategies.
Helaba Invest has successfully completed the first closing of the 96.5 million-euro HI-Infrastruktur-Multi Manager-Fonds as well as the second closing of the HI-Immobilien-Asien-Fonds in an amount of EUR 50.5 million.
Christian Schmid (49), who was appointed by Helaba’s Supervisory Board as the successor to Jürgen Fenk on 22 June 2017, will assume his position as an Executive Vice President of Helaba on 1 October 2017.
Helaba offers its corporate clients the option for their members of staff to authenticate their identity in a simple and safe way by using a video-based app solution – as a convenient alternative to conventional methods that can be used anywhere.
The latest financial centre study by Helaba’s Research unit, which was published today, shows that the German financial centre is in pole position when it comes to competing for businesses and workers looking to relocate from London.
Helaba has signed a declaration on the implementation of the UN Global Compact’s ten principles for corporate sustainability in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. In so doing, it has committed itself to supporting and promoting the principles.
Helaba is investing a total of EUR 5 million into Capnamic Ventures Fund II, a EUR 115 million tech fund that invests in companies with business models characterised by technical innovation, disruptive digital innovation and high growth targets.
In the first quarter of 2017, Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen generated a consolidated net profit before taxes of EUR 75 million, which was EUR 63 million lower than the Q1 2016 result of EUR 138 million.
Hans-Dieter Kemler (48), who was appointed to Helaba's Board of Managing Directors by the Owner's Committee and Supervisory Board on 9 December 2016, will assume his position as a Member of Helaba’s Board of Managing Directors on 1 May 2017, having received official approval by the European Banking Supervision.
Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen achieved a consolidated net profit before taxes in an amount of EUR 549 million in the 2016 financial year, which was approximately 8 percent below the previous year.