Banco Santander

Banco Santander is a leading retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a meaningful market share in 10 core countries in Europe and the Americas. Santander is among the world’s top banks by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had 121 million customers, EUR 1.52 trillion in managed funds, 12,500 branches and 190,000 employees at the close of June 2016. In the first half of 2016, Santander made underlying profit of EUR 3,280 million.

Santander’s aim is to be the best retail and commercial bank that earns the lasting loyalty of our people, customers, shareholders and communities. Simple, Personal & Fair embodies how all Santander’s professionals think and operate, and represents what our customers expect of us as a bank. It defines how we conduct business and take decisions, and the way in which we interact with customers, shareholders and society.

Santander Global Corporate Banking (SGCB) is the global business division that is focused primarily on corporate clients and institutions that, because of their size or sophistication, require custom services or value-added wholesale products. The SGCB business model rests on three pillars: a customer focus, strong global product capabilities and interconnection with local units.


Berenberg, one of Europe’s leading privately owned banks, focusing on four operating divisions: Private Banking, Investment Banking, Asset Management and Corporate Banking across Europe and North America. Our Equities division settled in London 5 years ago and has grown to 90 analysts covering 529 stocks at time of going to press. Our top-rated research is brought to the market by 50 salespeople in 8 locations, covering institutional clients in 14 countries. We actively cover and interact with over 800 mainly European listed companies, and will be expanding into US coverage as of 2016. The combination of our independent research, analysts constantly on the road and a large, experienced sales force means we have a strong grip on live interest, allowing the Corporate Access team to provide thoughtful targeting and ensure conferences and roadshows are an effective use of corporate time.


UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of our Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank. UBS’s strategy builds on the strengths of all of its businesses and focuses its efforts on areas in which it excels, while seeking to capitalize on the compelling growth prospects in the businesses and regions in which it operates, in order to generate attractive and sustainable returns for its shareholders. All of its businesses are capital-efficient and benefit from a strong competitive position in their targeted markets.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in 54 countries, including all major financial centers, and employs approximately 60,000 people. UBS Group AG is the holding company of the UBS Group. Under Swiss company law, UBS Group AG is organized as an Aktiengesellschaft, a corporation that has issued shares of common stock to investors.

The Investment Bank provides corporate, institutional and wealth management clients with expert advice, innovative solutions, execution and comprehensive access to international capital markets. It offers advisory services and provides in-depth cross-asset research, along with access to equities, foreign exchange, precious metals and selected rates and credit markets, through its business units, Corporate Client Solutions and Investor Client Services. The Investment Bank is an active participant in capital markets flow activities, including sales, trading and market-making across a range of securities.