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Álvaro Romero has been an economist in the area of Regulation and Public Policies in the Financial Systems and Regulation unit of BBVA Research since October 2017.
He had previously done a one-year internship in the same department. He has a Master’s Degree in International Finance from the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts (IEAF-FEF) and a Degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). His final projects for his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree were on: Analysis of the Spanish Insurance Market and Asset Allocation: Portfolios for prof.
Currently he is studying to become a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).
Highlights: TCFD issues first status report. EBA launches 2018 EU-wide transparency exercise. ECB issues guide for on-site inspections and internal models investigations. ESMA issues RST on clearing obligations for intragroup transactions. PRA issues report on financial risks from climate change. US Agencies amend swap margin rule.
Highlights: IOSCO issues guidance on conflicts of interest and conduct risk in capital raising and policy to protect some OTC derivatives investors. EBA issues report on funding plans and asset encumbrance. ECB issues report on profitability drivers and consults on the evaluation of licence applications. US Agencies consult on the treatment of HVCRE exposures.
Highlights: ESAs issue report on risk and vulnerabilities of the financial sector. ESMA issues MiFID II compliance table (only for some provisions of it). ECB receives recommendation from private sector on ESTER. UK Treasury consults on the transposition of the EU Bank Creditor Hierarchy Directive. US Agencies confirm the role of supervisory guidance.