For the third successive year, BBVA has held the Seminar for Central Banks, Sovereign Funds and Public Issuers. On this occasion it took place in Barcelona from May 27 to 30, with a significant increase in the number and variety of attendees with respect to previous years.

José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA Chief Officer, Global Economics, Regulations and Public Affairs, was responsible for introducing the presentations that this year were focused on the fixed-income markets in Europe, Turkey and Latin America.

This year for the first time the event was also attended by public issuers, as well as managers of sovereign fund and central bank reserves, amounting in total to over 60 external representatives of around 40 entities of different kinds.

The 30 speakers came from entities including the European Central Bank, the Spanish Treasury, the European Investment Bank, the European Stability Mechanism, CAF the Development Bank for Latin America, the Central Bank of Korea, the Central Bank of Mexico and the Central Bank of Peru. Also taking part were specialists in the main products of BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking (Global Markets, Corporate Finance and Global Transaction Banking) as well as BBVA Asset Management, and analysts from Garanti Bank.

This successful conference follows on previous editions in Hong Kong (2012) and Madrid (2013), which were focused on the Asian and Latin American markets, respectively.


Video Gallery Index:

  1. José Manuel González Páramo - BBVA
  2. Dr. Kim, Eu Jin - Bank of Korea
  3. Rodrigo Cano - Banco de México
  4. Hugo Sarmiento - CAF
  5. Anne Leclercq- Belgian Debt Agency