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SACE in figures

The numbers say a lot about SACE. They tell the story of a group with ever-broadening horizons, which employs over 700 people and has more than 25,000 clients in 198 countries across the world.

Social responsibility

We pay particular attention to the impacts, both direct and indirect, that our activities have on the environment and on stakeholders, pursuing a win-win approach capable of creating value for everyone involved.
SACE offers a wide range of insurance and financial products: export credit, investment protection, financial guarantees, surety bonds and factoring.

buyer credit policy

Obtain financing at competitive rates for purchasing Italian goods and services.

C.A.R. policy

Insures Italian businesses against damage to works and third parties.
SACE offers a wide range of products and services in order to support companies and banks in their business in the domestic and international market.

country risk map

The Country Risk Map is the country risk interactive world map developed to guide businesses in their international growth strategies.


SACE offers training services dedicated to those who wish to develop skills in the assessment, taking and management of risks associated with operating in foreign markets.
SACE analyses the trends of the global economy, with a special focus on the development of country risk, performance in industrial sectors and Italian export trends, monitoring 189 countries throughout the world.

Press releases

Discover all the news about SACE through our press releases.

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News, events and insights about SACE always updated


Whatever your business, we guarantee our full support

30 years’ experience, €80 billion of insured projects in 198 countries. These are the figures that confirm our continuing commitment, as always, to support any type of company in the development of its business, in Italy and around the world.


SACE, a joint-stock company wholly owned by Cassa depositi e prestiti, offers a wide range of insurance and financial products: export credit, investment protection, financial guarantees, surety bonds and factoring.

It operates in 198 countries, ensuring more stable cash flows and transforming the insolvency risks of 25,000 business customers into development opportunities.

SACE has a rating of A- (Fitch).


Export credit, investment protection, financial guarantees and surety bonds


Short-term credit insurance, surety bonds and construction risk policies


 Factoring services



Commercial information management and credit recovery


Corporate governance

SACE bases its operations on a system of governance inspired by principles of lawfulness and transparency that defines rules and procedures for the management and control of the company.
Corporate governance

key people

Giovanni Castellaneta


Giovanni Castellaneta is the President of SACE since 2009. He has held numerous positions including that of Italian Ambassador to Washington (where he was also Permanent Observer at the Organisation of American States), Teheran and Canberra, Foreign Policy Advisor of the Prime Minister and his personal representative (SHERPA) for the G8 summits, Foreign Policy Advisor to the Treasury Minister, Spokesman of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the International Organisations in Geneva. 

He was also Head of the Office for International Activities of the Italian Regions and Coordinator of the Reconstruction Programme in Albania. Mr Castellaneta served as Vice Chairman of the Finmeccanica Group.

Alessandro Castellano

Chief Executive Officer
Alessandro Castellano is the CEO of SACE. He joined SACE in 2004 as General Manager assuming overall responsibilities for the company’s business development and transacting groups, in this role he contributed to the transformation of SACE into a joint stock company and developed the company’s new business model. In May 2007 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. He previously served as Managing Director and Member of the Management Committee of Mediocredito Centrale, Capitalia Group. Prior to that, he worked for Deutsche Morgan Grenfell & Co. Ltd in London, where he held several responsibilities within the Investment Banking Division with specific focus on Debt Capital Markets and Structured Finance.

SACE in figures

SACE in figures
The numbers say a lot about SACE. They tell the story of a group with ever-broadening horizons, which employs over 700 people and has more than 25,000 clients in 189 countries across the world and they trace a journey marked by significant aims achieved alongside businesses.
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Annual Report

Annual Report
Day after day, SACE supports the growth and competitiveness of Italian businesses around the world. Take a look at our Annual Report and see the results we have achieved together with our customers.
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Where we are

Where we are
Closeness to our customers is very much a reality: it means offering effective solutions at short notice, meeting the real needs of people doing business. In addition to our products available online, our experts are at your disposal to help you to identify the most suitable insurance and financial tools to support your business.
How to find us

Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility
Caring for people, the environment and the community: SACE has incorporated the principles of social responsibility into its business model.
Our initiatives
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