The Madrid Stock Exchange Palace building, inaugurated in 1893 in presence of the Queen Regent María Cristina, turns 125. It is a building of outstanding architectural and symbolic value. Located in the Plaza de la Lealtad and erected on land donated by the Crown, it was designed by architect Enrique María Repullés y Vargas, member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.
The building, which maintains its financial centre functions and is the main headquarter of BME and the Madrid Stock Exchange, continues to be an iconic venue for economic and financial representation purposes. Year after year, it receives more than 65,000 visitors who attend numerous meetings with investors, IPOs, academic ceremonies and other financial events.
BME has carried out a digital publishing project updating the history of the building and highlighting the milestones of the financial markets over the last 125 years.
To mark the anniversary, tomorrow, Thursday, 7 June, market members and other figures from the financial industry will gather for an event in which Tano Santos, professor at Columbia University, will deliver a lecture on "The future of financial markets".
Tano Santos is an expert in the field of asset price formation and in theoretical and empirical models that affect the predictability of returns. He has also carried out important research work in the field of financial innovation and options. He has authored numerous publications and frequently appears in media in Spain, the U.S. and Latin America.
More information on the building can be found at www.125palaciobolsa.es (in Spanish only)