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BME AND SOCIETY

Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014

BME

6.4. COLLABORATION WITH

CENTRES OF STUDY AND OTHER

RELEVANT SECTORS.

BME’s deep commitment to general culture and

specifically financial culture and its dissemination is

also evidenced in the company’s collaboration with

a variety of organisations, universities and academic

associations, and the participation of its professionals

in training programmes related to the stock market.

Collaboration with universities and

centres of study

Since June 2008, BME has been a patron of the

Fundación de Estudios Financieros (Foundation for

Financial Studies), which dedicates its resources and

efforts to independent research, education andopinion.

The Foundation is committed to working to promote

faithful adherence to economic freedom based on effi-

ciency, transparency and ethical practices.

In the area of training, Instituto BME, the company’s

training centre, has entered into numerous collabo-

ration agreements with universities, centres of study

and other institutions, and helps organise courses

directed at both private- and public-sector profes-

sionals working in finance.

Instituto BME also collaborates on numerous training

projects, offering specialised courses at private and

public universities, such as the Autónoma in Madrid,

Burgos, Castilla-La Mancha, Carlos III, Complutense,

Granada, Huelva, Málaga, Oviedo, Pablo Olavide of

Seville, País Vasco, Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE),

CEU San Pablo, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia,

Vigo, Zaragoza, Navarra, Universidad Nacional de

Educación a Distancia (UNED), Colegio Universitario

de Estudios Financieros (CUNEF) in Madrid, Univer-

sidad Sergio Arboleda, etc., as well as educational

institutions such as Colegio de Economistas de

Aragón, Asociación Universidad de Empresa (AUNE),

Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros (FUNCAS), Institut

d’Estudis Financiers, Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles

(IEB), ESESA business school in Malaga, Fundación

Centro Internacional de Formación Financiera (CIFF)

and Asociación de Empresa e Inversión (AEMIN).

In addition to sharing financial culture through the

guided visits mentioned earlier in this chapter, the

four stock market companies maintain their own

collaboration agreements with educational institu-

tions, as follows:

The Madrid Stock Exchange participates in a stock

exchange and financial markets course (Curso de

Bolsa y Mercados Financieros) with Asociación

Universidad Empresa (AUNE) and an online secu-

rities and derivatives course through the company

Software Financiero Bolsa (SFB).

The Barcelona Stock Exchange offers a Master in

Financial Instruments Mathematics in conjunction

with the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona.

The Valencia Stock Exchange works with the Univer-

sidad de Valencia to carry out several programmes

not directly related to financial activities, such as the

Olimpiadas de Economía (Economic Olympics), in

collaboration with the Colegio de Economistas de

Valencia.

In collaboration with the Universidad de Valencia the

Valencia exchange also sponsors and takes part in a

postgraduate specialisation degree in Spanish finan-

cial markets and stock markets (DEPU) together with

Fundación Universidad Empresa (AEDIT).

BME has continued to support, advise and partici-

pate in the “

Profesionales desde la escuela

” programme

organised by the Las Rozas city council and the Junior

Achievement Foundation for 15 and 16 year olds.

This year it collaborated on two initiatives, “

Socios por

un día

” and “

Emplea-T

”, where these youngsters were

able to accompany a BME employee to work and also

take part in two-day workshops on teamwork, writing

CVs and preparing for a job interview.

The company also collaborated in a programme

devised by the Madrid regional government for

fourth-year secondary students titled “

4º ESO+

Empresa 2014

” to show these youngsters what life is

like in the world of business.

BME also sponsored the 1st University Sales &

Trading Tournament in Madrid, organised by the

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) and

Finance and

Investment Club URJC.

BME sponsored the 1st. Sales & Trading Tournament,

organised by Rey Juan Carlos University