Corporation Financière Européenne brings an entrepreneurial spirit to an approach that is results-driven and grounded in real economies.

Interview with Mario Cordoni, CEO of CFE Finance

  • Trade Finance

    CFE is recognized as one of Europe’s leading, non-banking entities in the field of Trade Finance: an area of expertise that ranges over two decades. Today, we act as advisors in Trade Finance and facilitate our own deals.

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    Entrepreneurs Advisory

    CFE provides advisory services to entrepreneurs assisting them over the course of their professional business life cycle. CFE’s approach is to enhance private and corporate assets supporting and assisting  clients’ in every decision they take.

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  • Securitizations of Trade Finance Receivables & claims

    CFE originates pools of trade claims and receivables and structures tailor made issues of Asset Backed Securities with vehicles in different jurisdictions.

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    Trading & Execution desk

    CFE is active mainly in fixed income products focused on EM, Govies, Corporates and High Yield. The objective is to achieve and offer a diversification of credit exposure in instruments with greater liquidity.

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  • Asset Management

    CFE provides a 360° service in Asset Management. Our strength lies in providing clients from other areas of the business a personalized service that reflects their ambitions, financial objectives and risk aversion profiles.

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A Financial Group providing Trade Finance, Asset Management and Securities Trading

A Financial Group providing Trade Finance, Asset Management and Securities Trading

Corporation Financière Européenne SA (CFE) is a versatile Group of financial companies incorporated in Luxembourg and headquartered in Geneva Switzerland, with dynamic operations located throughout Europe. CFE finance is a completely independent entity, although UBI Banca, one of Italy’s largest banks, retains a minor equity in the Company, since its original investment to help establish CFE. The Group is today largely owned by the management, with a percentage of capital in the hands of a select number of entrepreneurial families. The Group’s founder, Mr. Cordoni, remains as CEO.

CFE’s primary activity is in Trade Finance, and today we are recognized as one of Europe’s leading players in this field. More recently, we have consolidated our success in the Trade Finance sector by extending our range of products and services into Asset Management, which is administered in Geneva and London. CFE now also has Trading and Execution Desk Divisions, the latter based in Monaco, which offers an independent service that caters for our private clients and other financial institutions.

  • Luxembourg
  • Geneva
  • London
  • Monaco

Meet the Management

  • Mario Cordoni

    CEO
    Biography
  • Massimiliano Piunti

    Managing Director
    Trade Finance
    Biography
  • Duccio Duranti

    Managing Director
    Execution
    Biography
  • Marco Robutti

    Managing Director
    Asset Management
    Biography
  • Mario Cordoni

    CEO
    Biography
  • Massimiliano Piunti

    Managing Director
    Trade Finance
    Biography
  • Duccio Duranti

    Managing Director
    Execution
    Biography
  • Marco Robutti

    Managing Director
    Asset Management
    Biography

Mario Cordoni

CEO

Asset Management UK Lead

Mario Cordoni is the founder of CFE Group and has been its CEO since 2001. For much of his career, Mario has worked within export finance; he was the Co-Managing Director of Geneva-based export finance and export credit insurance company SOCONA. He also worked as the Co-Managing Director of Compagnia Finanziaria Mercantile di Torino, providing financial and commercial advice to Italian goods exporters.

Mario graduated from the University of Turin with an Economics and International Business degree whilst also having completed a graduate specialization course in options, futures, swaps and a Euro commercial paper at the IPSOA.

Massimiliano Piunti

Managing Director
Trade Finance

Massimiliano has been with CFE Group since 2001. He is responsible for overseeing CFE's Trade Finance activities. Previously, he was the Deputy Director of the Commercial Departments at NOVAFIN Financière SA, where his responsibilities included: managing relationships between exporters and importers; organizing commercial contracts; the structuring and management of loans and short-medium term financing on behalf of non EEC countries; and the management and administration of re-scheduling Russian and Algerian debt. Earlier on in his career, Massimiliano was Assistant Manager at INTERFINANZIARIA SA where he was responsible for the preparation of client contracts. 

Alongside a General Certificate of Secondary Education from the Commercial Institute in Lausanne, Massimiliano has also attended Economy and Management courses at Grenoble University.

Duccio Duranti

Managing Director

Trading & Execution

Duccio joined the Company in 2005 and coordinates CFE's Execution activities. He is a former Partner of Swiss-based Virtus Finance SA; an alternative asset management company which specialises in fund advisory services and traditional asset management. Between 1996 and 2001 he held a role at the Russian desk of the FINCO Department at André & Cie SA, Lausanne, where he focused on Trade & Project Finance activities with Russia and CIS countries. Duccio has also worked as Forwarder at Calmon Hill SA, a Lugano-based fertilizers trading company. Early on in his career he worked at the Bond Option Sales Desk of Credit Lyonnais in Paris.

Duccio graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Webster University in the USA.

Marco Robutti

Managing Director

Asset Management

Marco joined the CFE Group in 2013, with the remit of strengthening the Asset Management division, which he currently leads. Marco built up his career and professional experience within the UBS Group, starting out in 1999 with UBS Monaco in the Private Banking business. From 2002 to 2005, he held the role of FX & Fixed Income Strategist and Trader for UBS Investment Bank in London. Promoted to the position of Director, from 2006 onwards he was Client Advisor for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) with UBS Wealth Management in Geneva.

Marco holds a Law degree from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan with a Masters degree in 'Subordinated Loans and Alternative Financing Tools'. He is also a Certified Technical Analyst from the London School of Economics (LSE), and received the Private Banking Diploma from UBS Wealth Management Advanced Course.