BM&FBOVESPA hosts 4th International Financial and Capital Markets Conference in Brazil

The Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange, BM&FBOVESPA, will host the 4th International Financial and Capital Markets Conference between August 27 and 30. The biennial event takes place in the city of Campos do Jordão, in São Paulo, Brazil. The Conference’s objective is to promote derivatives and capital markets and to bring together in Brazil leading national and international speakers.
The Conference’s official opening ceremony will take place on August 27, at 8 p.m., with speeches by BM&FBOVESPA’s CEO, Edemir Pinto, and CME Group’s CEO, Craig Donohue. The Exchange’s Chairman, Arminio Fraga Neto, will deliver the event’s closing speech on the 29 th, at 5:30 p.m.
The fourth edition of the Conference will feature as guest speakers: Raghuram Rajan, chief economist at the IMF from 2003 to 2007 and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; David Altig, senior vice-president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, PhD in Economics from Brown University and adjunct professor of Economics at the University of Chicago; Eraj Shirvani, president of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association – ISDA, managing director of Credit Suisse, in London, and head of fixed income for EMEA; and Maria Helena Santana, president of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) and responsible for the implementation of the Novo Mercado segment at the Exchange, among others.
The Conference brings together market professionals, academics, politicians, regulators, and the media to debate the current state of the financial markets and future perspectives. This year, discussion topics include: the importance of risk management post subprime crisis, market regulation and supervision, organized OTC derivatives, and future domestic and international economic outlook.
The 4th International Financial and Capital Markets Conference is the most important event of its kind in Latin America, past speakers have included: Nobel Prize winners Edmund Phelps, Myron Scholes, Paul Krugman, and Robert C. Merton; managing director of the IMF, Rodrigo de Rato y Figaredo; ex-directors of the IMF, Stanley Fischer and Anne O. Krueger; and Brazilian authorities such as former President, Fernando Henrique Cardoso; Henrique Meirelles, president of the Central Bank of Brazil; and Marcelo Fernandez Trindade, ex-president of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM).

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