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S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.
S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/ratings
BME is the operator of all stock markets and financial systems in Spain and a listed company since 2006. It is organised into six business-units: Equities, Fixed Income, Derivatives, Clearing, Settlement and Market Data & Value- Added Services. In the last few years it has become a reference in the sector in terms of solvency, efficiency and profitability. BME offers a wide range of products, services and trading systems based on an advanced and stable proprietary technology. It also provides global market access systems to issuers, intermediaries and investors in Europe, America and Africa.
DBRS is an independent, privately held, globally recognized credit ratings agency with offices in Toronto, New York, London, Chicago and Mexico City. We strive to differentiate ourselves from competitors through a more pragmatic rather than mechanistic approach, in-depth research and unequalled mandate execution.
Founded in 1976, we are a rapidly growing, international ratings agency with deep roots in Canada. Our four decades of experience and strong track record provide the foundation for us to seek out new opportunities and to make targeted investments that align with our core ratings operations. We don't seek to have scale in all markets, but when we choose to enter a new market segment, we strive to become a leading player known for trusted ratings, opinions and products.
Our approach and our size as the world's fourth-largest ratings agency allow us to be nimble enough to respond to customers' needs in their local markets, but large enough to provide the necessary expertise and resources they require. We build meaningful relations, which contribute to a convincing value proposition for investors and issuers to choose us as a globally accepted alternative to other ratings agencies.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise.
Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning, and BMI Research. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst.
For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.
Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.
Best Execution reviews the issues that impact the achievement of best execution in the global securities markets throughout the trading lifecycle (from pre-trade to trade execution to post-trade). Increasingly driven by regulation we report on the seismic shifts that are occurring in capital markets across asset classes, with a key focus on the cutting-edge technology solutions and services that are needed to meet these changes.
Debtwire, an Acuris company, is the leading provider of expert news, data and analysis on global leveraged credit. Our end-to-end coverage goes behind the scenes from primary issuance to the first sign of stress through restructuring and beyond. With global breadth and local depth, Debtwire's award-winning editorial, research and legal analyst teams produce original content that helps subscribers make more informed decisions. Subscribers trust Debtwire - the pioneer in the market - for comprehensive coverage across geographies, companies and asset classes.
We need to talk about bonds. Liquidity has been sucked out of the credit markets by regulation. It can only be replaced by a structural change in the secondary market, or a change to the issuance model in the primary market. Neither is happening right now. Fixed income trading costs are opaque at best, so achieving best execution in the bond market seems an impossible task. Wedded to illiquidity, a lack of price transparency could threaten to impact issuers.
The DESK provides buy-side traders with precise detail on the macro-drivers, events and plans that are shaping liquidity and price discovery in fixed income markets. Published quarterly, The DESK delivers facts from the frontline of trading, opinion on the potential of new initiatives and support for fixed income desks across investment firms. Talking about bonds starts at The DESK.
Asociación Española de FinTech & InsurTech (“AEFI”) creates a favorable environment for the development of Startups and Fintech and Insurtech companies in Spain, performing interlocution, communication and collaboration tasks with the organizations and relevant stakeholders to strengthen their growth and their ecosystem. We represent Fintech through vertical groups led by specialized coordinators. We have a research area for the elaboration of projects that facilitate the dynamisation of the sector and allow the sharing of good practices in the industry.
One of AEFI's principal aims is its commitment in being a international financial Hub, in order to connect Latin American Cluster and Europe, representing the revolution of the financial ecosystem in which FinTech starts occupying a very important place in this sector.
AEFI is working very closely with regulatorsin search of a regulation frame for Spain, which will be translated in the generation of employment and innovation for our country.
The Spanish Mortgage Association (Asociación Hipotecaria Española, AHE) is an organization made up of banks, cooperatives and credit financial institutions which have a major presence on the Spanish mortgage market. As a specialized professional association, the AHE represents the interests of its members in all aspects related to the mortgage activity and covered bonds.
The AHE plays a very active part in all governing bodies and working groups of the European Mortgage Federation (EMF) and of the European Covered Bond Council (ECBC).