The Latibex Forum, “Eurolatam Business Meeting”, is a venue for meetings between the main Latin American and Spanish companies and institutional Spanish and foreign investors. Throughout the last twenty years, the Latibex Forum has consolidated as the reference event for Latin American companies in Europe.
With this initiative, which is celebrating this year its 21st anniversary, BME pretends to be part of the evolution towards a meeting that overcomes the capital markets' environment and becomes a reference point of other economic aspects, such as corporate and institutional relations between Spain and Latin America.
The Latibex Forum is also a platform to exchange ideas and reflect on the major issues of the financial and academic community. Its format also represents a major opportunity to gain an insight into companies largely unknown to investors.
The main activities at the Forum are:
The conference programme alternates roundtables on financial and economic issues with sectoral debates with senior management of listed companies, fund managers, prestigious academics and leading institutions.
Around 400 private meetings between listed companies and “buy-side” institutional investors were held during the last Forum.
Latibex is the only international market which is just for Latin American securities. The market’s creation, in December 1999, was approved by the Spanish government and it is regulated by the current Spanish securities market regulation.
Latibex is an ideal way to channel European investment efficiently towards Latin America. European investors can buy and sell shares and securities in leading Latin American companies through a single market, with a single operating system for trading and settlement and a single currency, the Euro. The market is based on the trading and settlement platform of the Spanish stock market, in such a way that the Latin American securities listed on Latibex are traded and settled like any other Spanish security.
Meanwhile, Latibex gives Latin American companies easy and efficient access to the European capital market. In short, it brings European investors close to one of the world’s most economically attractive regions, streamlining the operational and legal complexity and reducing risks. And this is all achieved in an environment of high information transparency.
BME has also consolidated Latibex’s innovative technical and functional organization. The Co-ordination Agreements between Latibex and Latin American stock markets make for shared and integrated management which, as well as spurring development of the market, promotes its advantages more widely.
More information at www.latibex.com.