Carlos Serrano

Economic Researcher
Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (CNBV), Mexico

Carlos Serrano is a member of CNBV's economic research team, currently designing and conducting a nationwide survey aimed at identifying financing and competitiveness factors affecting an important segment of private enterprises in Mexico.

Serrano is Executive Vicepresident for Regulatory Policy at the Mexican Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV).  In this capacity, he is responsible for formulating regulation for banks, broker-dealers, mutual funds, rating agencies, and securities markets, among others. He represents Mexico before the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision and the IOSCO Committee for Securities Regulators. He is also responsible for the economic research area within the Commission.

Before joining CNBV, he was CEO for Mexico at Ambac Assurance Corporation in New York. In that position, he developed the company´s business in Mexico and completed transactions in the infrastructure and mortgage areas.

Prior to that, he was Executive Vice-President of Credit and Guarantees at Sociedad Hipotecaria Federal, a government-owned financial institution with the mandate to foster the development of primary and secondary markets for mortgages. At SHF, he was responsible for the credit policies of the institution and of developing financial guarantee and mortgage insurance products.

Serrano has also held positions at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Serrano received a PhD in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. He earned a B.A. in Economics at Mexico´s Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM).