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IDB and Finnovista will Launch a Study of Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean

The study Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Consolidated Ecosystem for Recovery will be launched on April 26 at 9:30 a.m. (Washington, DC time)

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Finnovista will launch the third edition of the flagship study on the state of the Fintech ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean on April 26, virtually at 9:30 a.m. Washington, DC time during the opening of the annual FintechLAC meeting.

FintechLAC is a network of different public and private sector actors focused on the fintech system in Latin America and the Caribbean, and it was created through the IDB’s Regional Public Goods (RPG) Initiative. The network’s annual meeting, which will take place April 26-28, will host members of the fintech industry, including companies, regulators, academics, and international and IDB experts from 15 countries in the region.

WHAT: Launch of the Study Fintech in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Consolidated Ecosystem for Recovery

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26 at 9:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C. time), during the opening of the annual FintechLAC. meeting

WHERE:  Virtually from Washington, D,C. Virtual access to opening:  www.iadb.org/FintechLAC2022

WHO:

  • Diego Herrera, IDB sector lead specialist in Connectivity, Markets and Finance;
  • Martín Breinlinger, director at the National Securities Commission of Argentina and president of the FintechLAC Executive Committee; 
  • Ángel Sierra, president of Fintech Iberoamérica and ALC fintech sector representative;
  • Andrés Fontao, CEO and founder of Finnovista; 
  • Robert Wardrop, director of the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), University of Cambridge Judge Business School, United Kingdom; and 
  • Tania Ziegler, lead in Global Benchmarking, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), University of Cambridge Judge Business School, United Kingdom.

Persons interested in attending the opening must sign up to see the live broadcast through at: www.iadb.org/FintechLAC2022  

Reporters seeking additional information should contact Mildred Rivera, mildredr@iadb.org, +1 202 623-2319.

On April 27-28 the meeting will host technical sessions that will be closed to the public. 

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.

About Finnovista

Finnovista is an innovation and venture capital company driven by the Fintech ecosystem, helping to transform finance and insurance to create a better world. Finnovista connects and facilitates the Fintech ecosystem in Latin America, to make possible the transformation of the financial industry. Through the FINNOSUMMIT conference, we lead the largest Fintech community in Latin America, with more than 30,000 entrepreneurs, investors and industry executives. We also make our knowledge of the Fintech ecosystem public and publish studies on innovations in Fintech and Insurtech.

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Diego Herrera
IDB Lead Specialist Connectivity, Markets and Finance
diegohe@iadb.org