MIAMI, FL (January 15, 2016) – Brickell Bank hosted a breakfast in honor of Fred Hochberg, Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). Guests included leading Miami-area bankers and financial executives.
Brickell Bank has worked hand-in-hand with EXIM since 2004, financing programs for its international clients who are buyers of U.S. exports. The bank specializes in lending for the cotton, grain, fertilizer and the auto parts industries. EXIM is an important lending partner for Brickell Bank as it fills the lending gap while at the same time supporting jobs (more than 109,000 during 2015), empowering small businesses, and serving taxpayers.
“We were thrilled to have been the location for this high-level meet and greet on the day that EXIM announced a profit of $432 million for U.S. taxpayers during 2015,” said G. Frederick Reinhardt, Chairman & CEO, Brickell Bank.
EXIM is an independent, self-sustaining agency that has supported jobs in the U.S. for 81 years by financing and guaranteeing the export of American goods and services. In 2015, EXIM provided $12.4 billion in financing for $17 billion in exports.
At the bank’s offices on Brickell Avenue, Chairman Hochberg spoke about the economy and the success of the EXIM bank, and then opened the floor to a discussion that focused on the financial services industry in Miami as the financial hub for the Americas and Europe.
“Working together with EXIM and our compatriots in banking raises the value and quality of business that is originated from or completed in Miami. Our dedication to our community both near and far continues as we move into the future,” said Reinhardt.