2016 Annual Report

Boosting Capital Formation And Productivity In Mexico

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Message from the Director

Francisco N. González Díaz

Mexico is one and many at the same time; it is a multifaceted country in regards to resources...

culture and identity, where many realities with the potential to transform into endless opportunities converge. Its wealth of natural resources, ecosystem diversity, and its more than 60 indigenous languages coexist with a modern infrastructure and cutting-edge technology, great intellectual and creative capabilities, a thriving export dynamic and solid international relations.

Mexico is one and many at the same time; it is a multifaceted country in regards to resources, culture and identity, where many realities with the potential to transform into endless opportunities converge. Its wealth of natural resources, ecosystem diversity, and its more than 60 indigenous languages coexist with a modern infrastructure and cutting-edge technology, great intellectual and creative capabilities, a thriving export dynamic and solid international relations.

Structural reforms in the areas of energy, the financial sector, education, competitiveness and telecommunications were approved in 2013 and 2014. Said reforms will contribute to improve the potential growth of the economy in the medium term by generating more investment and jobs, as well as by incorporating new technologies, reducing production costs and increasing productivity and competitiveness. In particular, the financial reform will allow an increase in financial penetration, the one for energy will attract foreign investment while the one on telecommunications will result in increased competition and lower rates.

In spite of external shocks, México’s GDP grew by 2.3%, with controlled inflation and a rate of exchange that absorbs the volatility of the international environment and the capital flows. This year, total exports amounted to 374 million dollars. Here, stability of oil exports stands out while non-oil exports were less dynamic during most of the year. Among the accomplishments of the BANCOMEXT throughout the year, we can highlight having been the leading institution among development banks in terms of credit granting, with a yearly growth of 26.7%. It is worth mentioning that this growth does not exclusively stem from an increase in the quantity of credits, but also from an expansion of the portfolio to include priority sectors. Furthermore:

  • Subordinated bonds were issued on international markets for 700 million dollars with a 10-year maturity, which strengthens the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR).
  • The total balance of the portfolio in relation to the private sector grew by a 19.5% when compared to 2015, totaling over 225 billion pesos.
  • Non-performing loans reached only 1.1%.
  • 4,605 businesses were serviced, out of which 90.8% are SMEs, and
  • The capital adequacy ratio reached 19.02%

With these results, the Bancomext shows its strength and capability to adapt to the circumstances throughout its almost 80 years of existence. It is therefore of vital importance to work day by day as an institution to maintain strong, resilient roots that enable us to take advantage of domestic and international changes that may occur, and to focus our efforts on expanding our horizons toward economies in other parts of the world.

This 2016 Annual Report details activities undertaken during the year, and outlines the most representative numbers and data yielded by the Bancomext.

In this year 2017, we will focus on diversifying our products and services, finding commercial niches, caring for the support of sectors that have been neglected, and accompanying foreign trade stakeholders in achieving a better offer, productivity and competitiveness in their professional activities. We will continue to work with other banking and nonbank financial institutions in expanding the network of investors and commerce stakeholders of Mexico with the purpose of contributing to the internationalization and consolidation of global value chains.

We begin this year 2017 with the solid conviction of experiencing and exploring beyond the horizon, of leaving our comfort zones without forgetting the results that have been obtained throughout time.

2017 looks like a window full of opportunities and, surely, several challenges. Nevertheless, we will stand on the positive results carved through time and will build new roads together to deal with any vicissitudes ahead.

Board of Directors

“A” Series Board Members

Incumbent Deputy
Dr. José Antonio Meade Kuribreña Mtro. Emilio Suárez Licona
Dr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal Lic. María del Rocío Ruíz Chávez
Lic. José Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa Lic. Ricardo Aguilar Castillo
Mtra. Claudia Ruíz Massieu Salinas Mtra. María Eugenia Casar Pérez
Lic. Pedro Joaquín Coldwell Dr. César Emiliano Hernández Ochoa
Mtra. Vanessa Rubio Márquez Dr. Alberto Torres García
Lic. Fernando Galindo Favela Act. Alejandro Sibaja Ríos
Mtro. Juan Carlos Baker Pineda Mtra. Rosaura Virginia Castañeda Ramírez
Act. Jesús Alan Elizondo Flores Lic. Raúl Joel Orozco López

“B” Series Board Members

Incumbent Deputy
Act. Juan Pablo Castañon Castañon Lic. Gustavo Adolfo de Hoyos Walther
TBD Lic. Arturo Pérez Behr
Lic. Manuel Herrera Vega Lic. Enrique Guillén Mondragón
Ing. Enrique Solana Sentíes Lic. Juan Gilberto Marín Quintero

“B” Series Outside Members There are only Incumbent Outside Members

Dr. Carlos Leopoldo Sales Sarrapy C.P.C Jaime Enrique Espinosa de los Monteros


Incumbent Deputy
Lic. Rodrigo Alfonso Sánchez Mújica Lic. Fidel Ramírez Rosales
C.P. Carlos Aguilar Villalobos C.P. Roberto Mateos Cándano

Secretariat of the Board of Directors

Secretary Assistant Secretary
Lic. María Elsa Ramírez Martínez Lic. Jorge Mauricio Di Sciullo Ursini


Francisco N. González Díaz

Director General(As of February 1, 2017)

Jorge Mauricio Di Sciullo Ursini

Deputy Legal and Trust Director General

Fernando Hoyo Oliver

Deputy Director General of Promotion

Rebeca Esther Pizano Navarro

Deputy Director General of Corporate Banking

Miguel Ángel Ochoa Salas

Deputy Director General of Credit

Miguel Siliceo Valdespino

Deputy Director General of Finances

Ricardo E. Ochoa Rodríguez

Deputy Director General of Institutional and International Affairs

Sergio Forte Gómez

Deputy Director General of Investor and Investment Banking Relations

Emeterio Barrientos Romero

Provisional Head at the Office of the Deputy Director of Administration and Finance

Víctor Manuel Jiménez García

Internal Comptrolling Director

Juan Carlos Álvarez Chavira

Risk-management Director

Marco Antonio D. Carrera Santa Cruz

Social Communication Director

José Alfonso Medina y Medina

Deputy Director General of Internal Audit

Sergio Samuel Cancino y León

Head of the Internal Control Body

Corporate Governance

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior, S. N. C. has an Internal Control System that is based on its corporate governance structure, which is composed of the Board of Directors, and of several committees that make decisions on the various aspects of the institution’s operation, such as: integral risk management, credit activities, investment services, human resources and institutional development, IT systems, audit, and internal control; it also relies on a periodic evaluation performed by different levels of supervision which aid in the management of the Institution.

The implementation and continuity of internal control measures is the responsibility of the office of the Director General of the Bancomext, as well as of its governing bodies, and of the executives and employees of the Institution. Compliance, supervision and updating of internal control measures is an ongoing, periodic practice in processes and areas of the Institution.

The Audit Committee is a body that depends on the Board of Directors, which is in charge of evaluating and monitoring the activities of the institution within the framework of the Internal Control System (SCI). It is composed of independent consultants and is assisted by the statutory auditors.

As per the foregoing and pursuant to the General Provisions set forth by the Mexican National Banking and Guarantees Commission (Spanish: Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores) which apply to Credit Institutions, the Bancomext has an Institutional Internal Control Model (MICI), which was updated and approved by the Board of Directors in November of 2016, and includes goals and guidelines with the purpose of establishing a general framework for the personnel of the Institution to implement the SCI in areas and processes under their responsibility. The components of the model are outlined in the following graph.


  • Operations
  • Information
  • Compliance


  • Control Environment
  • Risk Assessment
  • Control Activities
  • Information & Communications Systems
  • Monitoring & Oversight activities

Structure of the Entity

  • General direction & DGAs
  • Direction of area
  • Cooperative area
  • Functions

Economic Environment

The international environment was characterized by challenges and a complex state of affairs

The international environment in 2016 posed great challenges resulting from the difficulties brought about by a decreasing economic growth and inflation in developed countries, world commerce and investment, as well as a greater political uncertainty and volatility arising from the Brexit and the result of the United States presidential elections.

The international environment in 2016 posed great challenges resulting from the difficulties brought about by a decreasing economic growth and inflation in developed countries, world commerce and investment, as well as a greater political uncertainty and volatility arising from the Brexit and the result of the United States presidential elections.

The USA exhibited weakness in key sectors such as industry and exports. International oil prices, which are still low, in addition to historically high exchange rates, have caused great stress to public finances.

Chinese economy continued being the driver of world growth, although its expansion level at 6.7% was again lower than in the prior year. Before this, the Chinese government accelerated its strategy to lead the country towards an economy based on services and consumption, depending less on imports of raw materials. This transition faces the challenges of restructuring the economy, reducing its dependence on credit and accepting a moderate growth in the short term in exchange for a sustainable growth in the long-term; if this transition does not come soon, one could see signs of liquidity risks due to the high internal debt situation of Chinese companies.

The incipient economic reactivation in the euro zone continued with a growth of 1.7% following low oil prices, a slight tax expansion and a made-to-measure monetary policy; while lower confidence of the investors inhibited economic activity in light of the uncertainty following the vote in favor of Brexit.

The Mexican economy recovered from the volatility of the international environment and restrictive policies

Mexico ended 2016 with a 2.3% growth that, while lower than early-year estimates, showcased the economy’s resistance to external shock, with an inflation under control and an exchange rate that absorbed the volatility of the international environment and capital flows.

Mexico ended 2016 with a 2.3% growth that, while lower than early-year estimates, showcased the economy’s resistance to external shock, with an inflation under control and an exchange rate that absorbed the volatility of the international environment and capital flows.

In an international context of limited international commerce growth, Mexico also reduced its export dynamics, even though it maintained high export levels, which positioned it as a major exporter of manufactured goods. In 2016, exports climbed to 374 bn. dollars; oil exports stabilized at a lower level in a setting of lower production, but saw an increase in international oil prices.

Structural reforms in energy, education, competitiveness, telecommunications and finance, passed in 2013 and 2014, started being implemented in 2015 and continue even today with calls for bids in the energy sector. This will foster an increased potential growth for the economy in the mid-term by generating greater investment and employment, as well as incorporating new technologies, reducing production costs and increasing productivity and competition.

In particular, the energy reform will be key to reducing energy costs, regardless of the current state of affairs in regards to prices. It will likewise attract the investment of new stakeholders in the sector, as well as result in a greater efficiency and management autonomy for Pemex and the CFE (Mexican Federal Electricity Commission). Moreover, the financial reform will allow for an increased financial uptake, and the telecommunications reform will result in greater competitiveness and lower prices.

The BANCOMEXT in Numbers

Private Sector Financing

billion pesos
19.5% increase when compared to 2015

Number of Companies Supported

out of which 90.8% are SMEs

Capital Solidity

Net CAR (capital adequacy ratio)
Base CAR (capital adequacy ratio)

Non-performing loan balance

of the total portfolio

Strategic Sectors

Growth 2012-2016

Industrial InfrastructureGrowth0%
Transport & LogisticsGrowth0%
Electric - electronicGrowth0%
Mining - metallurgicGrowth0%
Other sectorsGrowth0%

Business Strategy


Foster the financing of foreign trade and foreign currency generation for the country, boosting production capabilities of export companies, and when applicable, their internationalization, by offering a quality service to clients with financing programs, guarantees and other specialized financial services.


Being the main driver of the development of foreign trade through innovation and quality, with committed individuals guided by shared values.

Objectives and Strategies

The 2013-2018 Bancomext Institutional Program is in line, and in complete agreement with the 2013-2018 National Development Plan and the 2013-2018 National Development Financing Program. This document is a fundamental economic policy device that accompanies the national strategy to lead Mexico to its full potential, by attending to the financial needs of highly Foreign exchange generating enterprises that are not serviced by the commercial banking system.


With this outlook in mind, the BANCOMEXT set forth five objectives and five strategies toward the fulfilment of its institutional obligations, as well as five indexes that allow for the comprehension of results and as a means to monitor the actions undertaken:

Increasing exports and generating profits by offering companies complementary funding.
Increasing company productivity and their modernization by offering financing for their imports.
Foster the internationalization of Mexican companies through financing.
Increasing the national added value of exports by boosting access of small and medium businesses to financing.
Boost foreign investment in Mexico by means of complementary financing.


In line with Objectives 1, 2 and 3.- Service export, foreign exchange generating companies by means of a specialized sector model.
In line with Objectives 2 and 4.- Offer support to a greater number of SMEs for their integration to the value chains of foreign trade.
In line with Objectives 1, 2, 3 and 4.- Offer support to company exports through export-import banking products in order to diversify international markets.
In line with Objectives 2, 4 and 5.- Promote the bank’s coordination with other national and foreign development agencies and institutions with the purpose of fostering Mexico’s foreign trade.
Encompassing all 5 Objectives Strengthening the institution.


Growth of the BANCOMEXT’s Direct and induced credit for the Private Sector, for Objectives 1 through 5
This measures the growth of the portfolio balance provided to the private sector through retail banks, financial intermediaries, guarantees, induced credit and portfolio securitization based on 2013=100, in 2016 it reached 305; a 174% increase in relation to the goal for 2018, which is 218.
Growth of the BANCOMEXT’s Direct and induced credit over the GDP growth, for Objectives 1 through 5
This measures the BANCOMEXT’s financing growth rate over the growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product, based on 2013=1 and a goal of 3.7 for 2018; it exceeded 4.5 times this goal by reaching 16.8 by the end of 2016.
Longer-termed corporate financing, for Objectives 1 through 5
This measures the financing term offered by the BANCOMEXT to the corporate sector, having set forth a goal of 80 months for 2018; it turned out to be far superior to this parameter by averaging 101 months in 2016.
Growth of the BANCOMEXT’s Direct and induced credit targeted at Investment, for Objectives 1 through 5
This measures the ratio of credit issued by the BANCOMEXT that is targeted at company investment, with a goal of 50% for 2018, and resulting in an 88% in 2016.
Services for micro, small and medium enterprises, for Objectives 2 and 4
This measures the rate of start-ups and small and medium-sized private enterprises served out of the total number of private companies served; it was 91% in 2016, exceeding the 80% goal set forth for 2018.

As shown by these results, the BANCOMEXT is fulfilling its proposed program; however, the Institution is well aware that efforts must be continued in order to maximize them, maintaining the BANCOMEXT’s solid position and its contribution to the economy.

Integral Risk Management

The BANCOMEXT has made a good use of its capital in credits issued, since the Total Assets Subject to Risk (ASR) had an annual increase of 23% in 2016.

The BANCOMEXT adopted a policy of careful engagement with the Private Sector, with a maximum funding of 170 million dollars per Economic Group

A good credit quality has been maintained with a balance structure for credits rated as R1-R3*, which exceeds 89%

Quality of the Portfolio

*Internal Methodology

Credit Economic Capital

The Credit VaR in relation to the Company Portfolio decreased from 5.3% to 3.7% during 2012-2016 due to a decreased portfolio concentration and a lower propensity for deterioration in the transition matrix. The above resulted in a lower Unexpected Loss (Credit Economic Assets).

Concentration has gradually decreased – a result of an increase in the number of equally-sized participating companies in relation to the company total. The maximum amount was 51% of the legal limit by the end of 2016.

GINI Index


Share of the Private Sector Portfolio

The most important Strategic Portfolios in regards to balance participation were Tourism (20.0%), Industrial Infrastructure Development (15.6%) and Energy (11.6%). Those exhibiting a lower risk were Industrial Infrastructure Development (R1), Automotive (R2), Telecommunications (R3) and Tourism (R3).

DEC 2016

The risk of the Money Desk position is low, since the portfolio is composed of variable rate and discount government instruments.

Money Desk (million pesos)

Type of Issuer

Type of Rate

The position of derivatives with business purposes is composed by the sale to clients and purchase of hedges, over interest rate options (Caps), which is closed, and by rate swaps where a fixed rate differential is obtained.

Position of Options & Business Swaps - December 2016


Trading Derivatives (million pesos) Short Position Long Position Total Net Premiums Hedging
Rate Options -6.6 6.6 0.0 2.4 Economic
Currency Options 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Total Trading Derivatives -6.6 6.6 0.0 2.4


Trade Swaps (million pesos) Receivable Payable Total Credit line Hedging
Interest Rate Swaps Client 992.5 823.7 168.8 557.9 Economic
Interest Rate Swaps Bank 823.7 923.9 -100.2
Total Trade Swaps 1,816.2 1,747.6 68.6

The BANCOMEXT’s Risk Profile

Integral Risk Dashboard


Business Credit Market Liquidity Non-Discretionary
Type of Risk
Strategic Sectors Low Low
Other Sectors Medium Low
Discount Low Low
Letters of Credit Medium Low
Guarantees Medium Low
Other Lines of Business Low Low
Subtotal Credit Low Low

Markets & Liquidity

Derivatives and Changes Low Low Low
Money Desk Low Low Low
Inv. Foreign Currency Low Low Low
Inv. National Currency Low Low Low
Liquidity Low Very Low Medium Low
Subtotal Markets and Liquidity Low Very Low Medium Low
Type of Risk Rating Low Very Low Medium Low
Final Rating B Low

Business Model

Total Financing

The total balance of the credit portfolio

0 billion pesos


In relation to the previous year

Composition of Total Portfolio (million pesos)

In the private sector, financing totaled 225.43 billion pesos, which implies a 15.6% increase in real terms.

The induced total issued by BANCOMEXT in 2016, including collateral guarantees, guarantees and letters of credit, increased by 7% in real terms, climbing from 37.33 to 41.15 billion pesos, while the credit total issued via Financial Intermediaries rose from 18.21 to 25.26 billion pesos, which represents a 34.2% increase in real terms.

Composition of Peso-denominated Portfolio (million pesos)

Composition of Foreign Currency Portfolio (million pesos)

First tier financing

Contribution of strategic sectors to the number of Private Companies benefited in 1st Tier (million pesos)

The first-tier portfolio balance in the private sector increased by 16.89%, climbing from 143.72 billion pesos in 2015 to 167.9 billion pesos in 2016 (including fully funded letters of credit).

Contribution of strategic sectors to the number of Private Companies benefited in 1st Tier (million pesos)

The number of companies benefited exhibited a 5% increase, climbing from 1,216 in 2015 (725 companies assisted indirectly) to 1,278 in 2016 (which includes 787 companies assisted indirectly).

Funding of Priority Sectors


Portfolio balance

0 billion pesos

+ 0

Benefiting Companies

Funding implied a total influx of 11.93 billion pesos offered to 981 companies.

Mejora Tu Hotel

BANCOMEXT, in partnership with the commercial banking sector, implemented the “Mejora Tu Hotel” (“Improve Your Hotel”) program with the objective of modernizing the hotel infrastructure, which was announced in April of 2016; 11 Commercial Banks participated in this initiative.

Automotive Industry

Portfolio balance

0 billion pesos


Benefiting Companies

BANCOMEXT continues to foster the inclusion of more Mexican companies in the value chain of the automotive sector, aiming to increase national value, increasing labor while supporting the growth of the national economy.

Our efforts in 2016 allowed the institution to rank as the second Bank in the Mexican Financial System in terms of financing offered to companies involved in this activity.


The “PROAUTO” automotive industry supplier assistance program issued second-tier financing for 1.34 million pesos, benefiting 195 companies. 9 banks are taking part of this program.

Energy and Renewable Energy

Portfolio Balance

0 billion pesos


Benefiting Companies

Bancomext finances projects involving the generation of clean energy (wind, solar photovoltaic panels, small hydro and cogeneration plants), as well as energy efficiency projects that aim to generate, by 2024, 25% using technologies such as these at competitive prices.

Transportation, Logistics and Aerospace

Portfolio Balance

0 billion pesos


Benefiting Companies

BANCOMEXT consolidated its presence in the Logistics, Transportation and Aircraft-Aerospace sectors, diversifying the portfolio by incorporating new clients from their various subsectors: land, sea, air, inventory financing and development of logistics infrastructure.


Portfolio balance

0 billion pesos


Benefiting Companies

BANCOMEXT continued to solidify its actions to support the Telecommunications Reform undertaken by the Federal Government, supporting companies that provide Information and Communication Technology services (including broadband), telecommunications and radio broadcast to benefit the entire population.

Other Sectors and Services

Portfolio balance

0 billion pesos


Benefiting Companies

Bancomext’s “Sector-Product-Geography” Business Model involves the participation of Regional Offices as a means to promote financial support for, and grant financial support to, all other sectors of the economy that are related to foreign trade and the generation of an influx of foreign currency.

Letters of Credit for Companies

Portfolio balance

0 billion pesos


In relation to the previous year

BANCOMEXT promoted the Letters of Credit service for clients with qualifying lines of credit and/or who opt for fully funded Letters of Credit, offering advice regarding the issuance of letters of credit requested and the corresponding follow-up until completion.

Development Activities

A 29% growth was attained in financial stimulus products, for a total of 57.17 billion pesos.

The aforestated was accomplished thanks to a large network of national bank and non-bank financial intermediaries, with products specialized in foreign trade through the correspondent banking network, and exporting SME and major corporation relationship tools. By means of the following value offers:

  • Programs which offer Funding and Guarantees to projects and foreign currency generating firms through national bank and non-bank financial intermediaries. Fifty intermediaries are part of the program’s network.
  • Specialized products such as International Factoring through the Prime Revenue (export) and FCI (export and import) platforms.
  • Factoring for national Suppliers through the E-Factor platform in cooperation with the Corporate Banking division
  • Letters of Credit and correspondent banking services with foreign and national Banks (issuance, confirmation and notification).

Financing was granted to over 4,000 small and medium-sized exporting companies participating in foreign trade and activities that generate an influx of foreign currency (PyMEx); a figure that comprises 90% of the total of companies assisted by BANCOMEXT.

PRODUCTS 2013 2014 2015 2016
Guarantees 1,775 3,273 2,688 3,714
Funding 279 297 447 538
Factoring 126 135 176 210
TOTAL PYMEX 2,180 3,705 3,311 4,462

Funding through Financial Intermediaries

Balance for the program

0 billion pesos


In relation to the previous year




Benefiting Companies

Guarantee Programs

Balance for the program

0 billion pesos


In relation to the previous year




Benefiting Companies


Balance for the program


0 billion pesos


Increase In relation to the previous year


Benefiting Companies

The International Factoring Program offers Mexican exporting companies (including those which do not have access to traditional financing) risk coverage, management of accounts receivable, collection and financing services. Additionally, the program offers assistance to Mexican importing companies for importing products and services from foreign countries.

The aforementioned program registered placements for 9.12 billion pesos, assisting 210 companies in obtaining almost immediate liquidity over their foreign accounts receivable via two platforms: FCI International Factoring and PrimeRevenue International Factoring.
Over 17,000 invoices from 32 countries were financed through the FCI platform.


Balance for the program

0 billion pesos


Increase In relation to the previous year


Empresas apoyadas

During the second half of 2014, operations began for the Supplier Factoring Program in collaboration with the Office of the Deputy Director General of Corporate Banking. This program enables BANCOMEXT to finance accounts receivable of companies that supply major exporting companies (EPOs / First-Tier Companies).

December 2016 figures show a balance of 1.94 billion pesos which were used to assist a total of 194 companies which supply 304 related companies.

Letters of Credit with Foreign and National Banks

Portfolio balance

0 billion pesos


Increase In relation to the previous year

34 counterparty risk lines are in operation. 60% of operations are with highly prestigious banks.

As a result of BANCOMEXT’s strategy to be repositioned as a supplier of this service, and the constant promotion carried out targeting international banks, by December 31st, 2016, a total balance of 13.15 billion pesos was registered in Letters of Credit with National and International Banks.

Worth a special mention is the diversification achieved in terms of operation sources, since at the time we have 97 qualifying counterparty risk lines (34 in service) with international banks in 29 countries. Over 60% of operations related to this product are performed with banks that hold a high prestige, which allows BANCOMEXT to have the certainty that its international counterparts will perform.

Financial Technical Assistance

Three online training courses were held in 2016; records show 50 users signed up to the platform and personalized service was rendered to 60 companies

During 2015 the first phase of the Financial Technical Assistance Program took place, which offers exporting SMEs tools to mitigate financial risks, facilitating their integration to foreign trade value chains, the diversification of their markets and an increased presence in the global environment:

Information: provide companies with a reference WEBSITE

Training: specialized in finances and foreign trade

Analysis and Diagnosis Tools: with specific content focused on finance and credit.

Personalized Service: Personal service for businessmen

Courses developed during 2016:

“How to Request a Credit for Foreign Trade Activities”

“The Importance of Financing in Foreign Trade”

“International payment methods”

Strategic Alliances

BANCOMEXT participated in over 26 events such as the federal and state launch of the “Mejora tu Hotel” (“Improve your Hotel”) program in collaboration with SECTUR (Tourism Secretariat), as well as the “Pacific Alliance Forum” and the “National Entrepreneur Week,” among others.

Strategic alliances with other organisms and institutions, both in the public and the private sector, have been a key medium to advertise BANCOMEXT’s Programs and Services for small and medium-sized exporting companies.

During 2016 we took part in over 26 different events which have enabled us to obtain feedback in regards to the need for assistance and financial services of the exporting and importing community, in addition to promoting BANCOMEXT’s products and services. In this regard, the collaboration with SECTUR in the federal and state launch of the “Mejora tu Hotel” program deserves a special mention, as do many other events such as the “Pacific Alliance Forum” and the “National Entrepreneur Week,” among others.

Treasury and Markets

Business strategies and market opportunities yielded positive results for BANCOMEXT.


0 billion pesos

In the face of global financial conditions, Treasury and Financial Markets generated revenues of 1.78 billion pesos as a result of strategies to take advantage of opportunities in market operations, manage the balance, manage investment portfolios according to profit criteria, perform arbitrage operations and use allocated capital effectively, within the boundaries of credit risk, market and liquidity.

By making use of derivatives, BANCOMEXT covers balance risks by means of:

Currency exchange and/or fixed rates of credits offered at floating rates or vice versa, depending on the market environment and needs in general.
The diversification of funding sources with better conditions in relation to traditional funding.
Coverage for clients to mitigate their risks.

Investment Projects Bank (HUB)

A Specialized Office was created for Developing and Promoting Investment Projects in order to Attract Long-Term Capitals.

The construction of infrastructure and the modernization of existing one are key factors in the country’s development. In August of 2016, at the request of the SHCP (Mexican Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit) and pursuant to recommendations by the G20 and several international organizations, a specialized office was created within BANCOMEXT to help increase the offer of investment projects in various sectors, and to link those projects with domestic and international investors.

Activities of this office focus on:

Structuring / Development: Supporting government departments and bodies in structuring Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects, offering technical assistance and promoting best practices.
Publishing: Identify the project inventory, create databases and analyze information
Relations: Promotion, advertising and feedback

This office aims to complement the actions of other bodies of the Federal Government and to combine efforts toward the incubation, relationship and advertising of investment opportunities.

Some of the office’s undertakings since August of 2016 were to perform an investment ecosystem analysis for the country in order to identify areas of opportunity where value can be added, taking into account all the stages of the project development cycle in each of the infrastructure sectors.

  • Strategic Planning – Technical assistance and advice.
  • Analysis and evaluation – Pre-investment studies.
  • Promotion – Identify the inventory of projects and investor relations.
  • Financing – Through instruments of BANCOMEXT (in certain sectors).
  • Follow-up – Investment bank and investor relations.

Overall, the office aims to gather all relevant information regarding each sector through an investment bank.

Lines of Action and situation by the end of 2016

During the 2016 August-December period, the office worked on the following courses of action:

Portal’s Identity Definition:

  • Definition of Names: proyectosmexico.gob.mx and mexicoprojectshub.gob.mx
  • Definition of logotypes: Proyectos México / Mexico Projects Hub
  • Trademark registration and marketing advertisements: Proyectos México / Mexico Projects Hub.
  • Definition of the Platform’s Image.

A system for the addition of information was developed, as well as the design of the structure of a WEB system for project promotion.

Relationships were established with information suppliers, assigning a link for each of the sources.

Information was received from several sources; it was reviewed and reflected on the system.

Among the relationships established with various Sources, we can mention:

  • SCT(roads, ports, railroads)
  • GACM
  • CFE
  • CNH
  • CRE

Information exchange methods were defined in conjunction with the organizations. One example is the information provided by Compranet, indicating us a direct link to project documentation published by this organization within its portal.

The methods for loading projects, publishing and follow-up were designed, where the information of each of the published projects was verified with several sources of information.

Business rules were set forth for the development of a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) that will pair projects with investors based on their preferences and areas of interest, as well as for information control.

A test version of the Portal in Spanish and English was ready by the end of 2016, which encompasses the following sections:

Why Mexico?

with 67 updatable datasets

How to Invest

in 11 infrastructure sectors which provide relevant data and information for the investor to make better decisions and be able to learn about both processes and institutions of the country.

Knowledge bank

With documentation focused on the development of PPP projects (with 110 links to documents of interest). It is worth mentioning that basic PPP and infrastructure financing guides were developed in-house.


such as the main section of the portal which displays all investment projects in a standardized manner organized into three major groups: New Projects, Ongoing Projects and Investor Relationships.

  • A total of 20 information-generating entities were visited, and by the end of 2016 we had a total of over 250 projects (in various stages of development) in 7 sectors.
  • For Investment Vehicles, a structure was built for their promotion (FIBRAS, CERPI, CKDs, FIBRA E) where 75 vehicles are related to detailed information of each of them.

Regarding promotion of the Platform

The project was shared with over 30 stakeholders (investment funds, banks, consultants and law firms) and 8 multilateral organisms with very positive feedback both nationally and internationally.

Meetings were held with the main multilateral organisms with the purpose of analyzing the feasibility of receiving technical assistance and incorporate them as strategic allies:

  • World Bank
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Global Infrastructure Hub
  • Global Infrastructure Facility
  • Multilateral Investment Fund
  • Inter-American Investment Corporation
  • International Finance Corporation

Development of the Pre-Investment Business Plan

We proposed the creation of a sociedad anónima de propósito especial (Mexican special-purpose corporation) with the purpose of complementing the offer of assistance for the performance of pre-investment studies.

  • Meetings were held with investors from 8 countries specialized in various sectors.
  • The business plan and operational rules of this project incubator were developed.
  • This initiative was presented to several public bodies as well as development banks.

Technical Assistance for Offices and Project Structuring

Talks begun with federal offices interested in implementing PPP projects in the short term:

  • By the end of 2016 we started studying a collaboration agreement with SECTUR with the purpose of supporting the structuring of PPP for the restoration of beaches.
  • Investment Banking Assistance for the ISSSTE (Mexican Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers) for its PPP program publishing plan.

Social Responsibility (SARAS)

Pursuant to adapting to the needs arising from an ever-changing environment, BANCOMEXT works comprehensively toward adjusting and improving its practices.

The implementation of an Environmental and Social Risk Management System allows for the evaluation of credit operations that influence the portfolio and prestige of BANCOMEXT.

Pursuant to adapting to the needs arising from an ever-changing environment, BANCOMEXT works comprehensively toward adjusting and improving its practices. The implementation of an Environmental and Social Risk Management System allows for the evaluation of credit operations that influence the portfolio and prestige of BANCOMEXT. Expectations for this System include: Identifying, evaluating and managing E&S risks generated by clients while performing their activities and projects to be financed, so that the possibilities of assuming transferred costs and impact to their reputation are minimized; reducing risks that may be posed by a borrower in relation to payment capabilities and by the value of borrower guarantees resulting from the impact of regulatory penalties and market share loss; considering the necessary actions for documentation monitoring and recordkeeping; monitoring compliance with E&S regulations applicable to its borrowers; demanding compliance by prospective borrowers with mitigation measures with the purpose of identifying E&S risks; identifying opportunities among new products that involve E&S aspects; setting forth actions that enable it to improve its reputation among its clients, investors and other stakeholders, and to exercise a continuous improvement, considering mainly identified risks, company classification and the impact in credit rating.

Human Capital

Being the main driver of commerce development through innovation and quality demands people who are committed and guided by shared values, ethics and principles.

Gender Equity

With a staff of 554 employees, 56% of which are male and 44% female, BANCOMEXT carries out its mission of encouraging the financing of foreign trade and the generation of an influx of foreign currency toward the country.


Committed with the constant enrichment of its personnel, it undergoes approximately 1,431 hours of training per month at Bancomext. This, because efficient performance of the duties in any position requires constant updating efforts. In order to attend to this need, Bancomext grants education loans and organizes events to enrich the daily experience of all employees. Currently, 94% of employees have a Bachelor's Degree, while 25% have a Master’s Degree and 1% have a PhD. Furthermore, BANCOMEXT has a social services program with the purpose of teaching theoretical and practical knowledge to young people, which currently has 82 students.

Comercio Exterior (Foreign trade) Magazine

Comercio Exterior BANCOMEXT is a quarterly publication of Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior, S.N.C. whose first issue was launched in 1951. The origin of this Magazine arose from the Institution’s commitment to the dissemination of information about major national and international economic and commercial events. Each issue is dedicated to a specific current event related to the external sector and is composed of an analysis section, specialized articles written by persons of renown within the field of the subject matter, a section dedicated to Mexico, and another one dealing with the international environment. Comercio Exterior is a specialized channel of information for all companies and individuals who are interested in learning at a theoretical and practical level the opportunities of international commerce and the potential of our country in order to take advantage of the development of the external sector.

Credit Rating Agencies

Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch credit rating agencies rate BANCOMEXT as shown below, with consideration to the robustness of the Institution and the backing the Federal Government provides it with toward the fulfilment of its goal of being a driver of Foreign trade development in Mexico. On August 23rd, 2016, the Standard and Poor’s rating agency changed BANCOMEXT’s outlook rating from Stable to Negative, in line with the change in outlook for the Federal Government. On June 30 th, Moody’s downgraded the rating of BANCOMEXT’s secured senior debt (stand alone) by one level to ba3. Likewise, on December 15th of 2016, the Fitch rating agency changed BANCOMEXT’s outlook from Stable to Negative, also in line with the Federal Government’s rating.

Moody’s Investors Service (moodys.com.mx)

1 Outlook Negative
2 Long Term Rating
Baseline Credito Assessment
3 Short Term P-2
Standard & Poor’s (www.standardandpoors.com.mx)
4 Outlook Negative
5 Issuer Credit FC LT BBB+
6 Issuer Credit FC ST A-2
Standard & Poor’s National (www.standardandpoors.com.mx)
7 Natl LT Issuer Credit mxAAA
8 Natl ST Issuer Credit mxA-1+
Fitch Ratings (www.fitchmexico.com)
9 Outlook Negative
10 Issuer default FC LT BBB+
11 Issuer default LC LT A-
12 Issuer default FC ST F2
13 Issuer default LC ST F2
14 Support rating 2
Fitch National (www.fitchmexico.com)
15 Natl Long Term AAA(mex)
16 Natl Sr Unsecured AAA(mex)
17 Natl Short Term F1+(mex)

Financial Profile

The Capital Adequacy Ratio as of December 31st, 2016 was 19.2%, and it was 12.7% by December 31st of 2015 – final figures approved by the Bank of Mexico.

2010-2016 Financial Index Comparison

Indexes 2010-2015 AVERAGE 2016 December
1. Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) 13.6% 19.2%
2. Corporate Portfolio Growth 34.1% 19.0%
3. Delinquency Rate (Delinquent Corporate Portfolio/Corporate Portfolio) 1.4% 1.3%
4. Debt Coverage Ratio (Reserves/Delinquent Corporate Portfolio) 282.1% 187.0%
5. Portfolio Concentration (GINI index) 67.0% 65.0%
6. Return on Equity (ROE) 6.8% 3.1%
7. Net Profit Margin (Net Profit/Total Income) 10.0% 6.2%
8. Financial Margin Growth 9.0% 22.1%
9. Financial Margin/Total Portfolio 3.0% 2.5%
10. Efficiency Ratio (Operational Expenditure/Total Income) 17.1% 11.0%

Indexes 2 through 5 use Corporate Portfolio and Indexes 6 through 10 use total portfolio
Portfolio=Current Portfolio + Delinquent Portfolio
Income=Collected Income + Net Commissions + Brokerage

Corporate Portfolio Indexes

Corporate Portfolio Indexes Annual Average 2010-2015 December 2016
Corporate Portfolio (% Total Portfolio) 73.8% 73.5%
Corporate Portfolio (% Growth) 34.1% 16.5%
Delinquent Portfolio (Delinquency Rate) 1.4% 1.2%
Concentration (Gini Index) 67% 65%
Remaining Maturity (Years) 4.3 4.7
Maturity (% Payment pending) ST (≤1 year)
MT (1 to 3 years)
LT (>3 years)
Allocation (% Fixed Investment)
(% Working Capital)
Currency (% Foreign Currency)
(% Domestic Currency)