Iván Martínez Urquijo
Iván Martínez Urquijo
Principal Economist
Mexico City

Iván Martinez Urquijo is Principal Economist in the Banking and Financial System Unit. He is in charge of analysing the dynamics of Mexico’s banking system deposits and credit portfolios and monitoring the performance of the main institutions of the Mexican financial system.

Previously, he worked at BBVA Research Macroeconomic Analysis team as a Senior Economist. In this position Ivan was in charge of monitoring financial markets and performing analysis on monetary policy, exchange rate and interest rates.

Before joining BBVA, Ivan worked as a Senior Analyst at the Financial Investment Unit of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), a department in charge of the asset allocation of Insitute’s reserves and pension fund resources.

He holds a BSc in Economics and a MSc in Finance from ITAM. At present he is in the process of earning the CFA certification.

Latest publications

In addition to the remaining effects of the pandemic, challenges associated with the geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, global inflationary pressures and the tightening of financial conditions worsen the current risk scenario.
In April 2022, the balance of traditional bank deposits exhibited a real YoY growth rate of 1.5%, while outstanding credit granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (NFPS) grew 0.9% in real terms, the first real growth rate recorded since July 2020.
Credit to households has shown greater recovery and is the main impulse for the growth of financing to the private sector, while the weakness of business financing lingers. Likewise, demand deposits maintain their dynamism, while the growth of time deposits remains in red figures.