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The Conference provides an instance to discuss a wide range of topics in the area of banking stability, and sustainability; covering topics such as the impact of the implementation of the new Basel capital and liquidity frameworks, new banking resolution mechanisms, the use of stress testing in managing risks, the challenges of new technological development, cyber-security, banking supervision, financial inclusion, and environmentally-conscious banking.
Moderator: Claudia Martínez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Claudia Martínez A. is an Associate Professor of Economics at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Research Affiliate of J-PAL. Dr. Martínez A. completed her Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Michigan in 2007. Her research focuses on financial inclusion and education in Latin America.
Previous and current projects include impact study of controls on remittances and savings of transnational families, education information, entrepreneurial training, financial literacy, financial inclusion and savings programs. Her research has been published in the The Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Development Economics.
Xavier Gine, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank;
XAVIER GINE is a Lead Economist in the Finance and Private Sector Development Team of the Development Research Group at the World Bank. Since joining the World Bank, his research has focused on access to financial services and rural financial markets. In recent papers he investigated the impact of microfinance services such as microinsurance, microsavings and the impact of financial disclosure regulation.
Prior to joining the Bank he was a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at the Economic Growth Center at Yale University.
He holds a B.A. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.
Shaun Mundy, Consultant Financial Literacy, United Kingdom;
Shaun Mundy is a consultant, specialising in financial education, financial services regulation and financial inclusion.
Shaun was a financial services regulator in the UK from 1991-2003. He was subsequently responsible for the development and implementation of the UK's national strategy on financial education from 2003-07, when he led a team of 70 staff and managed a budget of £20 million per year.
Since 2008, Shaun has provided consultancy services for a number of international organisations, including the World Bank, OECD, GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation), FinMark Trust, SBFIC (German Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation), CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor), UNDP and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI). During this period, he has worked in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malawi, Moldova, Mongolia, Peru, Uganda, UK, Ukraine and Zambia.
Shaun's earlier career was spent at the UK's Home Office and Cabinet Office.
Shaun has an MA in Economics and Politics and a Diploma in Criminology, both from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.
Hilary A. Nichols, Manager, Peer Learning and Knowledge, Global Banking Alliance for Women, USA;
As the Manager of Peer Learning and Knowledge at the Global Banking Alliance for Women, Hilary is responsible for designing and implementing new and existing peer learning activities related to the development of Women’s Market program strategies and their implementation globally. Hilary also maximizes and harvests the knowledge created through these activities to create best practice commercial approaches for the inclusion of women into the financial sector.
She also supports on building out of GBA’s Data Analytics Platform, the first global repository of women’s financial services data in the world, and in the development of a Global Gender Data strategy in a key partnership with regulators, multilaterals and other international organizations.
Hilary received her MBA in Finance at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, where she contributed as a Scholar of the Center of Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. She has over eight years of experience working with global financial institutions and entrepreneur accelerators on strategies to serve low-income women and MSMEs. At Women’s World Banking, Hilary led the design and implementation of microinsurance solutions for low-income women clients of financial institutions in Peru, Mexico, Uganda, Morocco, Egypt. She earned her BA in Economics and Spanish at the University of Vermont.
Andrea Betancor, Executive Secretary of the Financial Inclusion Commission and the Director of Gender Affairs of the Chilean Ministry of Finance
Andrea Bentancor is the Executive Secretary of the Financial Inclusion Commission and the Director of Gender Affairs of the Chilean Ministry of Finance. She has an MSc in Economics and a PhD in Applied Economics, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States. She has a bachelor in Economics from Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay.
Her work and research has been dedicated to social policies, inequality and job markets. She has studied the relationship between gender, labor and financial markets. She won First Place for her work on the development of social protection and policies of the Global Development Network (GDN) in 2013. She has published in The Economic Journal, in Economia and in El Trimestre Económico.
Bentancor is a former Fulbright scholarship recipient, and was a former Director of a Chilean non-profit organization in Chile and an Economic Consultant of Deloitte in Uruguay.
Moderator: Juan Pedro Cantera.
Juan Pedro is currently the Superintendent of Financial Services of the Central Bank of Uruguay, a position he has held since 2012. Previously he served as the Intendant of Financial Supervision (2009 - 2012) in charge of the supervision of all financial markets. From 2002-2009, Juan Pedro was the Manager of the Research and Regulation Department of the Financial System and prior to this, he was the Head of the Standards Department of the Superintendency (1995-2002 ).
Other positions held by Juan Pedro include: President of ASBA, (Association of Banking Supervisors of the Americas), Representative of the Central Bank of Uruguay in ASSAL (Association of Supervisors of Insurance of Latin America), Member of AIOS, (International Association of Pension Funds Oversight Bodies).
Juan Pedro is a Public Accountant and graduate of the University of the Republic – Uruguay. He also has a Master’s degree in Banking Management from Carlos III University of Madrid.
Alvaro Martín is the Chief Economist of Digital Regulation at BBVA Research. In his current position, he manages a multidisciplinary team that analyzes trends and regulatory aspects of digital finance. The recipients of their research include decision-makers at BBVA as well as regulators, supervisors and associations that are part of the financial services industry. Some of this research is also available to the public.
Prior to joining BBVA Research, Álvaro was Managing Partner of Innovation and International Development at the Spanish consulting firm Analistas Financieros Internacionales (Afi). In this role, he was responsible for international consulting and applied economic analysis. In addition, he directly led projects related to innovation, financial inclusion and means of payment.
His consulting work was aimed at both public and private institutions and as part of this work, he created analytical reports and interviewed key players in Spain, North Africa and Latin America. Throughout his career, Álvaro has worked on numerous projects for telecommunications operators, banks, private foundations, regional and national governments, the European Commission and the Inter-American Development Bank, among others.
Alan Elizondo holds a degree in Actuarial Studies from the Institute Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and a Master’s degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, during which time he has held various positions in public administration.
Between 2001 and 2008 he participated in the housing sector in the conversion of FOVI into Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal in which he served as the Deputy Director of Risks and Planning and subsequently of Credit Operations.
From 2008 until 2012 he served as the Expert Vice President of the National Banking and Securities Commission supervising systemic risk and regulatory development in prudential matters as well as investment consulting.
As of February 1, 2013, he was appointed as Managing Director of Financial System Affairs at Banco de México.
Throughout his career he has received awards such as granted by the Financial Stability Institute of the Bank of International Settlements in 2010 and has published various articles in magazines of national and international circulation. He is the coordinator and co-author of the book "Comprehensive Measurement of Credit Risk".
Carlos Arena is a Director for Business Development at R3. His responsibilities include the expansion of R3’s consortium in Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Carlos previously worked in Goldman Sachs (13 years) and Deutsche Bank (2 years) covering Latin America for FX and IR derivatives and international debt issuances. His clients included governments, state-owned entities and large corporates from Mexico to Chile.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Masters in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas in Austin. Carlos represented Mexico, in swimming in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.
Bernardita Piedrabuena is currently an advisor on financial issues at the Chilean Ministry of Economy. Previously, she was the Coordinator of Capital Markets and International Finance at the Chilean Ministry of Finance (2014-Aug2017) and from 2002 to 2006 she served as the Macroeconomic Coordinator of the same Ministry. Previously, Ms. Piedrabuena was a Senior Adviser (2001-2002) and a Junior Adviser (1996-1999) for the Chilean Ministry of Finance’s macroeconomic department.
Bernardita Piedrabuena was the economic specialist on Chile for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) between 2010 and 2014, and in 2009 she was a consultant in the same organization.
Bernardita Piedrabuena is an economist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, obtaining a Master's degree in Economics from the same university and a PhD in Economics from the Universidad de Chile.
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