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Fintech and the Future of Finance

Written on May 22, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

On May 16, the IE Finance and Capital Markets Club hosted a conference titled “Fintech and the Future of Finance,” featuring three speakers, all leaders in the fintech industry in Spain, who spoke about their firms and how they are changing the way finance and banking are done. Grégoire de Lestapis presented on behalf of Lendix, the first European platform for business loans. Mr. Lestapis was previously General Director of BBVA in France. Unai Ansejo, PhD, CFA presented on behalf of Indexa Capital, the leading automated asset manager in Spain. Francisco Sierra presented on behalf of N26, a groundbreaking Berlin-based mobile bank. Mr. Sierra also presented the winners of the N26 Fintech Case Competition with their award. The case competition was organized by the club in cooperation with N26 staff in Germany, and challenged student teams to analyze the customer signup process at N26 and recommend improvements. Six teams submitted solutions. The winning team also presented their solution. All this was followed by a cocktail hour, sponsored by IE Campus Life and IE Career Services, where attendees enjoyed networking with the three speakers and members of IE’s staff.


Private Equity in Latam – A boardroom discussion

Written on June 23, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

The IE Finance Capital Markets Club together with the IE Venture Capital & Private Equity Club organised a board discussion on Private Equity in Latam. The clubs invited two experienced private equity professionals (and members of the IE community!) to share their perspectives on investing in Latam, with a focus on Argentina and Colombia.

Amid the growing importance of the Latam market including significant fund-raising activity, the event provided direct access to insights on key investment trends in the region. The speakers, Matias O’Farrell and José Luis Cabal, each have more than a decade of private equity and investment banking experience in Latam.

–  Matias is an IE alumnus currently working in Argentina at Amancay Partners, a Latam PE firm. He was previously CFO of VARIV Capital, an investment firm based in Mexico

–  José is a former investment Vice President and Partner of Teka Capital, a mid-market PE firm based in Colombia. He is currently pursuing an MBA at IE Business School, where he is a Board member of the IE VC & PE Club.


The Finance and Capital Markets Club had the pleasure of receiving Banco Santander at IE to discuss the changes in the banking industry post financial crisis.

After the financial crisis in 2008, financial institutions have been suffering drastic changes due to the regulatory adjustments within the industry.

In a constantly changing environment it is of strategic importance that banks adapt their businesses to higher capital requirements, low interest rates, the internet era and the new banking landscape. It is undeniable that keeping up with regulatory changes and responding to supervisory requests has been a challenge for European institutions, specially during the post crisis years. Santander, is a pioneer in the development of a specific unit to manage and implement projects of regulatory tenure.

Gianluca Vidili, Director of the Regulatory Projects Control and Coordination unit, explained how the financial crisis originated, how the market and regulators responded to the crisis and how Santander tackles the challenges of the new regulatory environment in order to focus on their main business goals.

It was a great pleasure to receive Gianluca Vidili, from Santander, at IE.

Agustina Carrasco

IE Finance and Capital Markets Club

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