ASBA History

The Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization.

  • 1979

    At the First International Conference of Banking Supervisors held in London, participants from Latin America and the Caribbean agreed to organize annual meetings of banking supervisors and regulators from countries in the region to discuss matters of common interest.

  • 1981

    At the First Meeting of Banking Superintendents of Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico City, it was decided to move forward with the process of aligning common interests and establishing a formal organization.

  • 1982

    The Second Meeting of Banking Superintendents of Latin America and the Caribbean was held in Lima, where the Bylaws of this Association were approved, thereby creating the Commission of Banking Supervision and Auditing Agencies of Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • 1984

    The Commission has 27 countries and the annual meetings are open to experts and representatives of the different international organizations, with the entry of Spain and the United States. Additonaly, Technical Committees are created to work on specific topics.

  • 1991

    The Commission is replaced by the Association of Banking Supervisory Agencies of Latin America and the Caribbean (ASBALC).

  • 1999

    Finally, on May 14, in Mexico City, the Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas (ASBA) was incorporated as a civil association with headquarters in the same city.

  • 2024

    In 2024, ASBA celebrates 25 years. During this milestone year, the Association continues to represent 42 official institutions that supervise banks and other financial institutions across 37 jurisdictions in South America, Central America, North America, the Caribbean, and Spain.