The New Deal, the interventionist program Roosevelt promoted to soften the blow from the 1929 Wall Street Crash, meant that investment and retail banking must operate separately for the first time in history. After being separated in 1933, they began to develop independently during a period of economic boom in the U.S.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
The third edition of the BBVA Foundation Grants for Researchers and Cultural Creators has ended with grants awarded to 60 individuals for a total of 2,200,000 euros. The funds are destined to supporting projects in a variety of fields of knowledge; from cancer research to protecting the environment.
The Valley of the Sun got even brighter last week as the world-renowned Roca brothers trekked into Phoenix as part of the 2016 BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca Tour.
The history of banking is a story that must be told in stages. It starts with its birth after the 1929 Wall Street Crash with the Glass-Steagall Law, and continues to present day with the Dodd-Frank Law Barack Obama signed after the 2008 financial crisis.
The BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca tour has touched down for the first time in Asia, with a week of events in Hong Kong. Wine-tasting, cooking and pastry-making masterclasses and a series of dinners in the Hotel Peninsula in this international setting have once again served to enhance the reputation of Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca.
The end of the first leg of El Celler de Can Roca’s world tour was marked by the standing ovation from the almost 400 BBVA clients that had been invited to enjoy a special menu that paid homage to the British capital’s cosmopolitan spirit.
Almost 1.2 billion people – one out of every seven people in the planet – traveled abroad in 2015. And 37% of these international tourists chose their vacations based on the cultural offering of the country of destination: monuments, museums, festivals and folklore compete with the beaches and the sun over a business that moves billions of dollars every year.
The Roca brothers of Spain’s celebrated El Celler de Can Roca are headed to the lands of blazing sun and foggy mornings, bringing their brand of culinary genius to BBVA Compass clients in two western U.S. cities this summer on their BBVA-sponsored global tour, which started on August 1 in London.
The BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) has taken part in the United Nations’ High-Level Panel on the economic empowerment of women in Latin America. This event served as an important first step on the road for working together to create a planet without discrimination.