Fernando Soto joined BBVA Research in 2012, covering the Chilean economy for South America unit.
He previously worked as research economist in the investment bank branch of Banco de Chile -Banchile Inversiones-, covering both the Chilean and global economy. Additionally, he was research economist at the National Agriculture Society, for the design and implementation of public policies in the Chilean agricultural sector, with vast expertise in new mechanisms that warrant access to both financing and insurance markets to small and medium agriculture firms.
He has been undergraduate lecturer of Macroeconomics and Microeconomics courses at various universities in Chile both public and private.
He holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Public Policy, and a Bachelor degree of Business Administration (B.B.A.) with a mention in Economics, both from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC).