The first woman president of the institution in its 57 year history
Ms. Solana succeeds Mr. Jorge Yzaguirre, who has concluded his statutory presidential mandate at IEAF-FEF
Lola Solana has been elected the new president of the Instituto Español de Analistas financieros (IEAF) and Fundación de Estudios Financieros (FEF). She is the first woman to hold this position in the institution’s 57 year history.
Lola Solana has been a member of the IEAF Board of Directors since 2018 and is currently Head of Small Caps Funds at Santander Asset Management (SAM). She has a degree in Law from the Autonomous University in Madrid and, after spending a year at Barclays Bank, she joined SAM in 1989, where she analysed different sectors and managed different Spanish and European funds, contributing in 2018 to the launch of the funds of equity sustainability. But, without a doubt, where she has achieved the most success has been with the management of the Santander Small Caps Spain investment fund. She has been awarded different prizes. One which stands out is being named by Citywire as the best equity manager in Spain for three consecutive years from 2017-2019. Lola Solana also teaches at the IEB, AFI and the School of Finance.
Jorge Yzaguirre has left the presidency after six years in office, the limit for a president at IEAF. Traditionally, the president of the IEAF is also the president of the FEF, which is the think tank, research and training centre for Spanish analysts. Of Jorge’s stand out works in this period is the start of the IEAF Lighthouse project, which was born to report on the orphan securities of the Spanish Stock Exchange.
The current Board of the IEAF is formed by two new vice-presidents, Margarida Gabarró, Chief Financial and Operating Officer Zurich Spain, and Enric Fernández, Director of Strategic Planning and Studies and Chief Economist at CaixaBank. Andrés Dionis Trenor, Treasure of IEAF and Javier Méndez Llera, Secretary general of the Spanish association. New members elected to join the Board are Natalia Aguirre (Renta4 Banco), Rafael Garcés (Audax Renovables), María José Gómez Yubero (CNMV), Gregorio Izquierdo (Institute of Economic Studies), and Antonio Losada (CA Indosuez Wealth Europe).
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