6.4. Collaboration with universities and centres
of study
BME’s close ties with general culture and specifically with
financial culture and its dissemination is also evidenced
in the company’s collaboration with a variety of organi-
sations, universities and academic associations, and the
participation of its professionals in training programmes
related to the stock market.
In June 2008, BME joined the patronage committee of
the Fundación de Estudios Financieros (Foundation for
Financial Studies). This private cultural, educational and
non-profit foundation dedicates its resources and efforts
towards independent research, education and opinion.
It is committed to working to promote faithful adherence
to economic freedom based on efficiency, transparency
and ethical practices.
In the area of training, Instituto BME, the company’s train-
ing centre, holds numerous collaboration agreements
with universities and centres of study for the organi-
sation of courses directed at professionals in the area of
finance belonging to both companies and public entities.
Instituto BME also collaborates on numerous training
projects, offering specialised courses in various private
and public universities, such as the Autónoma de Madrid,
Burgos, Castilla La Mancha, Carlos III, Complutense, Gra-
nada, Huelva, Málaga, Oviedo, Pablo Olavide of Sevilla,
País Vasco, Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), Santiago de
Compostela, Valencia, Vigo, Zaragoza and the Colegio
Universitario de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) de Madrid
etc., as well as educational institutions such as the Cole-
gio de Economistas de Aragón, the Escuela de Finanzas
of La Coruña, the Asociación Universidad de Empresa
(AUNE), the Foro AECA de Instrumentos Financieros, the
Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros (FUNCAS), the Institut
d’Estudis Financiers, the Instituto de Formación Financi-
era y Empresarial de la Coruña, the Instituto de Estudios
Bursátiles (IEB) and the business school ESESA, in Malaga.
The four stock market companies also have collaboration
agreements in place in their own geographical areas:
The Madrid Stock Exchange participates in the stock
exchange and financial markets course (Curso de Bolsa
y Mercados Financieros) with Asociación Universidad
Empresa (AUNE) and with the company Software Fi-
nanciero Bolsa (SFB) in an online stocks and derivatives
course.
The Barcelona Stock Exchange takes part in several
training projects in collaborationwithUniversidad Abat
Oliva CEU and Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona;
The Valencia Stock Exchange works actively with the
Universidad de Valencia in the development of several
programmes not directly related to financial activities,
such as“La Nau Gran”, aimed at improving access to this
university for people aged over 55; and the Olimpiadas
de Economía (Economic Olympics) in collaboration
with Fundación Bancaja and the Colegio de Economis-
tas de Valencia.
It also organises, in collaboration with Fundación Uni-
versidad Empresa de Valencia the Diploma de Espe-
cialización Profesional en Bolsas y Mercados Financi-
eros Españoles (DEPU) course. And, collaborates with
Fundación de Estudios Bursátiles y Financieros (FEBF)
in structuring its stock exchange financial masters pro-
gramme, specialising in financial markets, services and
products.
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