BME AND SOCIETY
Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2014
6.4. COLLABORATION WITH
CENTRES OF STUDY AND OTHER
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
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
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, “
” and “
”, 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 “
” 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
Investment Club URJC.
BME sponsored the 1st. Sales & Trading Tournament,
organised by Rey Juan Carlos University