Press Release

The 24th Latibex Forum closes with near 300 meetings between 45 companies and a hundred investors

23 November, 2022
  • The benchmark meeting between Latin American companies and European investors highlighted investment opportunities in the region
  • FTSE Latibex Top index has risen 11% so far this year

The Latibex Forum concluded its 24th edition today featuring near than 300 meetings between the 45 companies and the one hundred investors attending the event. This major gathering, which has recovered its face-to-face format after two years limited by the Covid-19 pandemic, has allowed investors to get to know the situation of the main Latin American and Spanish companies present in that region. Several panel discussions on the main current issues affecting Latin America were also held over three-day event.

In addition to geopolitical challenges, tensions in the energy market, technological disruption and sustainability, one of the key topics discussed in the Forum was that of investment opportunities in the region. Top managers highlighted the attractive returns offered by Latin America investments against a backdrop of widespread stock market declines in Europe. The FTSE Latibex Top index is up 11% over the year, the FTSE Latibex Brazil near 10% and the FTSE Latibex All Share more than 13%.

Jesús González, General Manager of Latibex, said: "We are very satisfied with the progress of the 24th  Latibex Forum. The panel discussions have offered a broad and detailed snapshot of the economy in the region. Furthermore, during the meetings between companies and investors, which have returned to their original in person format, several major Latin American companies set out the future plans. One of the common points of the panels was the optimism about the economic situation in Latin America, as the region is more prepared than ever to face the complex context of slowing global growth.".

In addition to those attending in person, more than 125 users registered to follow the Forum virtually.

BME has maintained  a continued presence in Latin America for decades. Among other projects, two months ago it signed a collaboration agreement on financial education with the Mexican stock exchange. BME has an office in Bogota from which it manages, among other projects, Market Data services throughout the region, Wealth Tech products in Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia and Chile and technological infrastructure services in Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia and Venezuela.

Santander was the main sponsor of the 24th Latibex Forum, which also had Morningstar, ICEX, HR Ratings, World Television (wtv.), Euroland IR, CMi2i Invest in Madrid and Economatica as sponsors, and Instituto BME, IEAF, CFA Society Spain and Atribus as collaborators.

You can find all the information about the Latibex Forum, including the recording of all the panel discussions, at this link.

All the photos of the event are available on Flickr.

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