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IV Course on Financial Market Infrastructure

April 8 - 10, 2024


The IV Course on Financial Market Infrastructures, organized by the Financial Market Infrastructure Directorate of CEMLA in collaboration with the Bank of Guatemala and the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, was carried out successfully. The course took place in a digital format from April 8th to 10th, 2024, and was attended by 166 participants from 27 institutions.

The first and second days covered the fundamentals of Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) across 6 different sessions. Ángel González Tejada led the first session, Introduction to Payment Media and Instruments. Subsequently, sessions on Introduction to Financial Market Infrastructure Concepts and Types and Risks in Financial Market Infrastructures were presented by Edgar Iván León Ovalle and Gerardo Hernández del Valle, respectively. For the second day, sessions on Principles Applicable to FMIs, Responsibilities of Central Banks and other authorities relevant to FMIs, and Surveillance of FMIs were presented by Milton Vega Bernal, Gerardo Hernández del Valle, and Montserrat Jiménez, respectively.

The third day of the course was dedicated to presenting the current panorama of FMIs. The first session focused on presenting use cases of financial market infrastructure operation in Latin America and the Caribbean, with participation from representatives of the Central Banks of Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. Lastly, Anneke Kosse presented Innovations in Payment Systems, offering a global overview of advancements in the field.