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Javier Méndez Llera

Executive Director, FEF

Born in San Juan de Puerto Rico, holds a B.A. in Economics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid / Fundación San Pablo-CEU. He also holds an M.B.A. from the Instituto de Empresa in Madrid.

Former Spanish rep to the European Commission´s Working Group for the development of the White Paper on changes to the Collective Investment Schemes Directive. He has also been a member of the Expert Group for Advisory to the European Commission (DG Internal Market) in relation to European Financial Markets. Also, former Spanish rep to the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies“(EFFAS) Commission on Training & Qualification. As well, former Member of the Association for Investment Management and Research -AIMR- International Chapter of the USA (today known as CFA institute).

He is currently Secretary General of the Spanish Society of Financial Analysts (IEAF) and General Manager of the Foundation for Financial Research (FEF).

As a practioner in the field of finance he was President of Nordland, a private financial advisory company. Before that, he held numerous executive posts at the BBVA Group in Spain such as Executive Director and Member of the Board of BBVA Asset Management, Head of Equities at BBVA Gestión and BBVA Pensiones and Vice President of the Brokerage Company and Private Banking units. He is also an Associate Professor in Finance at IE Business School and CUNEF in Madrid.