Carlos Sanchez-Munoz is Assistant Director of the Statistics Department and Chief of the Balance of Payments Division. He joined the Fund in 2016 and has since been leading the work on External Sector Statistics. Prior to this, he was a Deputy-Division Chief at the European Central Bank leading the collection of micro datasets on securities, derivatives, nonfinancial corporations and households. He contributed to drafting several international statistical manuals in the areas of External Sector Statistics, National Accounts and Household Income, Consumption and Wealth. His published methodological research covers areas such as balance of payments; global financial flows; financial instruments and markets and household wealth.