The BIS established its Representative Office for the Americas in Mexico City in November 2002.
The Office's main areas of activity are related to Latin America and the Caribbean and include:
Publications authored or co-authored by Americas Office staff are made available on the Bank's website.
Selected BIS publications are available in Spanish. This includes regular publications such as the BIS Annual Report and Quarterly Review, as well as some press releases, speeches and committee publications. You can go to the list of selected Spanish translations, or select "Spanish content" while performing an advanced search on the BIS website.
The Office provides the Secretariat to the Consultative Council for the Americas (CCA). The CCA, which comprises the Governors of the BIS member central banks in the Americas, was established in May 2008 as an advisory committee to the BIS Board of Directors. It is chaired by Agustín Carstens, Governor of the Bank of Mexico.
Read the contributions to the CCA conference on "Systemic risk, bank behaviour and regulation over the business cycle", hosted by the Central Bank of Argentina, Buenos Aires, 18-19 March 2010 and the contributions to the 2nd BIS Consultative Council for the Americas conference on "Monetary policy, financial stability and the business cycle" hosted by the Bank of Canada, Ottawa, 12-13 May 2011.
Chief Representative: José Luis Escriva (e-mail)
Rubén Darío, 281
11580 México, D.F.