The Americas Center, launched in 2005, is a cooperative initiative among the Federal Reserve System's Retail Payments Office, based in Atlanta, and the Atlanta Fed's Supervision and Regulation, Research, and Financial Services divisions. The center provides a framework for collaboration among bank staff whose responsibilities relate to the Americas. This collaboration enables the bank to more efficiently leverage its strengths and integrate its resources to serve internal and external constituencies through a wide variety of initiatives. These include sponsorship of policy conferences, analysis of key regional banking and economic trends in the area, exchange programs, technical assistance, and public outreach and educational activities.
Our vision: The Americas Center is a clearinghouse of ideas and initiatives that support the Sixth Federal Reserve District and the Federal Reserve System and their connections to the Americas and Spain. We contribute to informed policies and practices that respond to the changing dynamics in Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish financial institutions and markets. We bring thought leadership to the areas of critical emerging policy and regulatory issues that are of vital interest to our Bank's mission.
–Americas Center Strategic Plan