Financial Services

Banks have had to struggle with major challenges in the last ten years, mainly linked to the legacy of the financial crisis, but also due to decisive changes in the economic, technological, social and demographic context. Growing financial, economic and geopolitical factors, as well as the need to continue strengthening society’s trust reflect the need to take a new approach to the very essence of the banking industry or at least to adopt significant changes in bank management.

To help shape an understanding and brace for what is to come, IESE delivers a series of global events – such as the IESE Banking Industry Meeting – and top-ranked Focused and Custom Programs that bring leaders from around the world together to exchange knowledge and build the strategic tools to manage change. Our Chairs and Research Centers, like the Center for International Finance strive to develop new tools and models to respond to market changes and the effects they have on business.


The Financial Services programs bring together industry stakeholders and leaders, offering educational opportunities for the advancement of the this industry.

Center & Chairs

Center for International Finance

Developing new finance tools and models to respond to the changes taking place in the sector and to the effects those changes have on business.

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Banco Sabadell Chair of Emerging Markets

Helping to increase knowledge of emerging countries – a growing portion of the global economy – and offering training in this field.

CaixaBank Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance

Sharing the commitment of CaixaBank and IESE to foment, promote and disseminate new knowledge about corporate social responsibility in academic and business contexts.

Caixabank Chair

Crèdit Andorrà Chair of Markets, Organizations and Humanism

Researching fields related to markets, organizations and the human facet of companies, with special emphasis on the importance of people in business management.

Crèdit Andorrà Chair

Grupo Santander Chair of Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance

Promoting research on financial institutions and corporate governance, including issues such as transparency in directors' pay and value creation in mergers and acquisitions.

Grupo Santander Chair




Reputation and digitalization

14 Banking Industry Meeting looks at what banks need to do to stay strong and retain customers

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“Don’t Bring Friends into the Company”

BBVA Chairman Francisco González on good governance

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Keeping Insurance Consumers Safe in the Insurtech Era

Top EU regulator speaks at IESE’s 8th Insurance Industry Meeting

So When’s the Next Big Crisis?

10 years after Lehman collapse, economists and bankers look for fault lines

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New Banking Research Program Launched with Citi

Professor Xavier Vives to serve as academic director

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From Banking with Ethics to Cracking Blockchain

As IESE’s Center for International Finance celebrates its 25th anniversary, a look to future trends

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