CBP Roundtable

Central Banking Publications, in partnership with Bank of China (Hong Kong), is proud to present the 8th Renminbi Roundtable which will take place on the 27 June 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil.


Renminbi Roundtable

Central Banking Publications, in partnership with Bank of China (Hong Kong),
is proud to present the 8th Renminbi Roundtable.

27 June 2018, São Paulo, Brazil.

This year, the renminbi roundtable will continue to provide a platform to discuss the complex issues and challenges. Some of those include the normalisation cycle of monetary policy, exchange rate volatility and how the risks need to be properly managed as well as the complex geopolitical environment. These challenges increase the uncertainties and could potentially have an impact on the volatility of financial markets. 

Our 8th Renminbi Roundtable in São Paulo will provide central banks with an invaluable opportunity to share and hear first-hand experiences with peers and gain detailed and practical insights into the renminbi and specifically investing in the currency as a reserve asset.


  • The strategic asset allocation rational at BCB

  • The internationalization of the renminbi – outlook on China’s economy and the RMB

  • The renminbi as a global reserve currency: the growing importance

  • Tactical asset allocation alternatives

  • Opportunities and challenges of investing in the onshore and offshore market

Isabela R. Damaso Maia

Head of Department, Corporate Risk and Benchmarks

Banco Central do Brasil (BCB)

Isabela joined Banco Central do Brasil in 1995 at the foreign reserves’s front office. In 1997, created the first risk area at BCB and was responsible for the design and implementation of the international reserves risk framework that is in place since 2000. In 2006, still focused on financial risks, her role expanded to cover the central bank balance sheet. Since 2011, as head of corporate risk department, she leads an enterprise wide risk model implementation, providing risk data for decision making.  Some technical articles in risk management and foreign reserves management were published along this time in books and journals. She holds a BA in statistics and has a MBA in finance.

Abdiel A. Santiago


Fondo de Ahorro de Panamá

Abdiel A. Santiago has over 20 years of financial experience across diverse verticals in the financial sector including equity investment research, investment banking, financial restructuring and financial regulation.  Santiago is currently the Secretariat (CEO / CIO) of the Fondo de Ahorro de Panamá (Sovereign Wealth Fund of Panama), where he provides executive leadership to the Fund’s Board of Directors, and management of the nation’s ~$1.4bn investment vehicle for intergenerational wealth-creation.  Prior to this role, Santiago advised firms in the energy/industrial sector on restructurings and divestitures.  Before this, Santiago was an equity investment research executive at Morgan Stanley in New York covering the energy sector (~$70b m.cap.) and in teams that have consistently ranked No. 1.  Santiago also worked in investment banking, served as a financial analyst at the US Securities & Exchange Commission overseeing financial/regulatory matters at broker-dealers and asset managers, and served in the US Air Force.  Santiago received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BSBA from the University of Denver.

Marco Ruiz

Head of International Investment

Central Bank of Colombia

Marco Ruiz is the Head of the International Investment Department at Banco de la República, the Central Bank of Colombia, which is the area in charge of managing the country's foreign reserves and the sovereign funds in foreign currency (the Oil Stabilization Fund and the Savings and Stabilization Fund). Before becoming the Head of the Department, Marco worked in the portfolio management team, first as a Senior Portfolio Manager and later as the Deputy Head of Portfolio Management. He also teaches graduate classes on international finance and participates as lecturer in international conferences. Marco holds a BA in Economics from Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business, and is also a CFA Charterholder.

27 June 2018
2018-06-27 08:00:00 +01:00

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