The Americas Center's Purpose
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 Operations and Administrative Services divisions. The center provides a framework for collaboration among Bank staff whose responsibilities relate to the Americas and Spain. This collaboration enables the Bank more effectively to leverage its strengths and integrate its resources to serve internal and external constituencies through a wide variety of initiatives. These efforts include sponsoring policy conferences, analyzing key regional banking and economic trends in the area, participating in exchange programs, furnishing technical assistance, and conducting public outreach and educational activities.
Our vision: The Americas Center will contribute to informed policies and practices that respond to the changing dynamics in Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish financial institutions and markets. The center will bring thought leadership to the critical emerging policy and regulatory areas that are of vital interest to our Bank's mission.