Press Release

BME and SANFI reach a collaboration agreement on financial literacy to expand Braindex offerings

25 October, 2023
  • Braindex, BME's online training platform, will include two new courses provided by Santander Financial Insitute (SANFI)

BME and SANFI (Santander Financial Institute) have signed today at the Palacio de la Bolsa de Madrid a collaboration agreement to expand the training offer of Braindex, BME's 100% online training platform. The signing ceremony was attended by Enrique Castellanos, director of Instituto BME; Begoña Torre, general director of UCEIF and SANFI, and Belén Díaz, academic director of SANFI.

As a first step of this agreement, Braindex will include two new SANFI courses in its area of Regulation applied to the sector: "What's new in IFRTS 17" and "SFDR and Green MiFID".

Braindex's training offer now totals 85 courses given to more than 910 students. This expansion reinforces Braindex as an online financial platform of reference to disseminate financial and stock market culture and promote knowledge about markets and financial products. In addition to the regulatory area, BME's MOOC platform has three other categories of courses: Financial Markets and Products, Technology and Disclosure.

"We are very pleased with this agreement with SANFI, which allows us to continue adding top-level collaborators to Braindex and, hand in hand with them, to expand the offer to our users. Our platform continues to grow and does so with courses aimed at all types of profiles, from people who are coming into contact with the financial markets for the first time, with whom we promote financial culture, to professionals in the sector who need training on regulatory developments, as is the case with these new courses," explains Enrique Castellanos, director of Instituto BME.

Begoña Torre, CEO of UCEIF and SANFI, highlighted the value of this agreement between the two institutions that "represents a boost to SANFI's online training activity in alliance with such a reputable and important institution as Instituto BME". In this regard, Belén Díaz, academic director of SANFI, stressed the importance of this agreement for SANFI and highlighted the specialized training provided "making available to the entire sector and accessible at any time two courses on current and technical topics covering both financial reporting standards and aspects of sustainability in financial advice".

Santander Financial Institute (SANFI) was created in 2012 as a center of the UCEIF Foundation. Since 2021 it has also been constituted as a University Institute in Banking and Finance and develops its activity through the axes of training, research and transfer in the financial sector, which aims to be an international benchmark in this field.

The UCEIF Foundation was established in 2006 by the University of Cantabria and Banco Santander, developing since then an intense and recognized work at national and international level.

Braindex, which was launched by BME in September 2021, has already signed collaboration agreements with other universities or entities such as ISDE, CUNEF University or the Inspiring Girls by BlackRock Foundation.

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