Bme’s Corporate Outlook: Management model and relationships with the main market participants
Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014
• Market integrity,
which allows several centres to
undertake trading activity simultaneously and under
• An impartial trading environment,
through strict compliance with laws and regulations
governing the financial markets and systems.
• Transparency and fairness in the market,
providing complete information on market perfor-
mance so investors, without any privileges, can
operate under the same conditions.
• Innovation and cutting-edge technology,
providing the means necessary to help companies
grow and actively participate in the creation of new
financial products and the development of systems
as a cornerstone for the sustainable
development of a financial market.
BME’S CORPORATE OUTLOOK:
MANAGEMENT MODEL AND
RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE MAIN MARKET
BME gears its management towards obtaining an
optimal performance from all the assets at its disposal
in a responsible and sustainable manner. This makes it
a company with strong growth potential.
As operator of Spain’s financial markets and systems,
BME is the nexus between Spanish and interna-
tional companies and investors. It provides a channel
through which savings can be used to finance compa-
nies, while endeavouring to offer maximum speed,
reliability, transparency, efficiency and security to the
markets and systems it manages.
Since its incorporation, BME has always been
committed to being a reference for the economy and
for businesses in Spain and Latin America (through
Latibex). To achieve this, its actions are guided by the
• Efficiency in service provision,
which is essential
for the financial market to perform its key role in
fostering sustainable economic growth.
• Investor protection,
which is crucial for creating a
bond of trust between investors and the market.
In establishing these core principles of conduct, BME
has taken into account the needs and priorities of the
different market agents, as well as society in general
as the ultimate beneficiary when financial markets and,
by extension, the economy, operate properly.
Therefore, BME considers users of its services,
company employees, shareholders, service providers
and society at large as the main market players.
The company’s guidelines for conduct with these
agents can be outlined as follows:
Complying with Spanish and international laws
and regulations, and the codes to which it adheres
voluntarily, as well as complying strictly with social
ethics and best practice standards in its business
Making the necessary efforts to ensure that rela-
tions with users, investors and shareholders are
profitable for all concerned.
Maintaining solid and fluid relationships, through
official channels, with government and watchdog
Implementing clear procedures for selecting
partners and marketing services and technology.
Among other values, these procedures encourage
transparency in all actions with all actors, as well as
corporate social responsibility.
Maintaining permanent contact with shareholders
and potential investors.
Building fluid relationships between the company,
its employees and trade union organisations.