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2nd session - IE Academy online: World Wide Fintech

Join us in the second session of the IE Academy

AIMED AT Master Degrees
EVENT TYPE Conferences & Masterclasses
AREA Business & Management
SPECIALTY Business Management
DATE 23rd April 2019
TIME 19:00 - 20:30 Local time
2nd session - IE Academy online: World Wide Fintech

IE is one of the leading European higher education institutions, whose belief in innovation, diversity with more than (92% of international students) and entrepreneurship is an integral part of its drive towards academic excellence. Our learning model puts students at the centre, is eminently practical and ensures that they acquire not only the technical know-how but also the mind-set and interpersonal skills that are essential for a successful future leader. With its centrally located Madrid campus, international student community, and dynamic learning environment, IE is the perfect place to develop your career.

Fintech is not just some start-ups trying to eat some portions of the financial sector.

Fintech is not just Financial Technology but really innovation in Finance.

That means that Fintech not only threaten classical banks but also they are creating new finance sectors.

We will make a full review of the whole world of Fintech and how is creating into brand new sectors. Financial Innovation requires innovative Financial education.

Asset Management (Roboadvisors,…), Insuretech (Adaptive insurance,…), Lending, Crowdfunding, Crowdlending, Cryptocurrencies, Cryptoassets, Investment Banking (ICOs, Tokens, New kind of cryptosecurities), Truly Virtual Commercial Banking


With 15 years of teaching experience at IE and more than 25 at other institutions, Professor Rafael Martínez Ferreira is an expert in Finance focusing on Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Risk and Financial Management. Rafael Martínez Ferreira also travels around Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa giving conferences about Finance and International Strategy.

Rafael wants future CEOs and Financial Managers to manage their own businesses by focusing their attention on value creation and, on the risks, they know how to deal with and hedging those they do not. Additionally, he wants them to optimize the funding of corporations either from the equity side as well as from loans or bonds.

Indeed, Rafael always claims that “best businesses are those that are made with others’ money”. At the same time, Rafael wants Bankers to have a deep knowledge of financial products and of where to make fair and risk-controlled money out of them by adding value to corporations and society in general.

Professor Rafael Martínez Ferreira holds a PhD in Economics from UNED graduating summa cum laude. His thesis dealt with Estimating Capital at Risk and Risk Hedging in Bonds and Derivatives Portfolios. Additionally, Rafael holds an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) and an MSc in Industrial Engineering from ICAI. He speaks, Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.

Professor Rafael Martínez Ferreira combines teaching with management. He is currently managing partner of martinsdelima & partners. This company helps clients in their international arbitration or normal litigation processes to clarify financial, antitrust and engineering matters. Also, the company helps its clients in financial activities as Mergers & Acquisitions and debt and derivatives structuring. He is also Board Member of several companies.

He has worked as a consultant in McKinsey & Company in banking, telecommunications and air transport. He was for 7 years CEO of Hera W2R, a company working in Renewable Energy and Waste Recycling in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He worked 12 years at Banco Santander as Managing Director (Subdirector General Adjunto) working in Europe, the Americas and Africa in areas such as Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Consumer Finance and Risk Management. Finally, he also was Artificial Intelligence Analyst at Procter & Gamble.

His dual education on Finance and Engineering combined with his experience in consulting, banking and industry makes him a deep academic with a direct to the point view on real life practice.

Our speakers

IE Professor & Managing Partner martinsdelima & partners

With 15 years of teaching experience at IE, Professor Rafael is an expert in Finance. He wants future CEOs and Financial Managers to manage their own businesses by focusing their attention on value creation and, on the risks, they know how to deal with and hedging those they do not.