Servizi Assicurativi del Commercio Estero

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State-owned enterprises
Industry Insurance
Founded 1977
Headquarters Rome, Italy
Key people
Products Financial services
Owner Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Number of employees
892[2] (2016)
Parent Cassa Depositi e Prestiti

SACE is the Italian export credit agency.[3]

It is governed by Beniamino Quintieri and Alessandro Decio.


  • 1977 - Establishment of SACE as public entity under the surveillance of the Italian Ministry of Economy & Finance (MEF)
  • 2004 - SACE is transformed into a joint stock company, whose capital is wholly owned by MEF and enters the short-term credit insurance market
  • 2005 - SACE enters the surety market
  • 2010 - SACE enters the factoring market
  • 2012 - SACE is acquired by Cassa depositi e prestiti
  • 2016 - SACE and SIMEST constitute a hub for exports and internationalization with their One-door initiative


SACE, 100% controlled by Cassa depositi e prestiti, offers a complex range of instruments for credit insurance, investment protection, the provision of sureties and financial guarantees. The credit insurance is the reduction or transfer to third parties of the risks of insolvency. The insurance includes, from an economic-financial, managing and funding the loan. The risks of construction are all factors capable of damaging a particular company or that she herself may be damaged.