Ebr is a non-profit research group created in September 1993 by ABI, in co-operation with Fitch ratings.
Ebr carries out researches and produces studies and databases on a wide range of issues focusing on topics central to its members’ interest relating to the behaviour, the strategic management, the performance, the structure and the major trends of the largest European banking markets.
The Ebr research programme is carried out by three different bodies: the Advisory board, the Forum and the Research department.
|The Board plans and supervises the research projects in order to guarantee the scientific basis and the practical use of each study. It also selects subjects for monographic studies and the key aspects of the analysis produced. Each member, in turn and on a voluntary basis, acts as supervisor for planning and concluding the studies, taking part in the seminar as speaker. The Ebr Advisory board, chaired by the General manager of the Italian banking association, is composed by leading bankers and economists from the world’s main financial centre.
|Forum The Forum supports the Board in planning and reporting the Ebr activities. It also takes part in the Ebr seminaries and contributes to specific research programmes by providing selected information. Members of the Forum total about 320. They are both Italian and foreign executives and chief economists and represent about 60 banks and financial and other institutions that currently take part in the Ebr.
|Research department The Research department implements the Ebr research programme in co-operation with the Board. Specifically it investigates structure, conduct and performance of Italian banking and financial markets within the European and international marketplace. Ebr Reports and Seminars are strictly confidential and reserved only to Ebr members. All the analyses produced by the European banking report Research department are available by consulting the publications section.