CEO’s statement

Taaleri is a growing and entrepreneur-led finance house with a passion to drive Finnish capital markets, particularly Finnish ownership. With our actions and services, we want to turn assets into active money. Good innovative ideas, hard-working capital and accountable ownership generate economic growth, which in turn, fuels the job market.

As a financial group, we are especially confident about the strong growth of direct financing and digitalisation. We offer securities-based investment services and we make investments ourselves. In the future we’ll also create new investment products for our customers in the field of loan guaranties. This is why we acquired Garantia Insurance Company as part of our group in 2014. Garantia Insurance Company opens up significant new business opportunities, strengthens the bottom line of our financial group, and brings us a deep understanding of corporate research and risk management.

Acquiring a share in Fellow Finance, which facilitates online peer-to-peer lending, is a new and important opening for Taaleri in 2015, enabling the growth of direct financing. We believe the company fulfils the criteria for international expansion, even in the short term. Another goal of our co-operation is to offer Taaleri customers the chance to invest in a new asset class.

We at Taaleri stand out from our industry peers, not only because of our excellent service but also because of our equity funds. They allow us to create a world of investment opportunities for our customers, while helping build Finnish society and generating more employment. Through our equity funds we are involved with Finnish renewable energy, forestry and real estate development. In addition, we participate in fixed-term projects via various financing arrangements. Our equity fund that focuses on the emerging real estate markets of East Africa, is a great example of our forward-thinking attitude. Taaleri has a dedicated office in Nairobi.

The strength of our company is based on our customers. Together with our customers we discover different market opportunities, and we want to keep hold of this mutual trust. Our customers and stakeholders have given us extraordinary ideas. Side by side with our 180 passionate professionals, they make our shared journey happen. Our work makes a difference and our growth continues.

At Taaleri we have organised our business into two segments: wealth management and financing. The goal of the Taaleri Group is to remain a growth company, to expand from wealth management to financing, to significantly enlarge our customer base, and to internationalise in stages.

We welcome you to own with our help, own with us, and own a part of us!

Juhani Elomaa

Taaleri Plc