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The future of global capital markets debated at the CMVM 2021 Annual Conference

9 September 2021

On 4 and 5 November, the CMVM will host its Annual Conference with Portuguese and international guest speakers, to analyse the future of global capital markets in the context of recovery from a global pandemic and at a critical moment for the world economy.

As part of the CMVM’s 30th Anniversary celebrations, the conference will take place on the occasion the 46th Annual Meeting of IOSCO (International Organization of Securities Commissions), in a hybrid format, making it possible to attend in-person or virtually. The conference, themed “Global capital markets: understanding the future” will gather professionals, policy makers, academics, investors and world-renowned think tanks to debate the major regulatory challenges, priorities and opportunities for the financial sector to contribute to global and sustainable growth.

His Excellency, the President of the Portuguese Republic Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Ashley Alder, IOSCO Chair, will be opening the conference and Mairead McGuinness, EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union, will make the opening address of the panel “How can the financial industry and policy makers work for the benefit of society?”. The panel “Financial stability seen through the capital markets lenses” will start with a fireside chat between Randy Quarles, the Chair of the Financial Stability Board and the Chair of IOSCO.

On the first day of the conference, speakers will debate the performance and the perspectives for global markets as well as the role of capitalism in a context of change. The next day, sessions will cover topics on the challenges for global and digital capital markets regulation and the contributions of the financial sector to society. We will also hold three sessions where the best research papers on sustainability, digitalisation and market development in the EU and in the world, will be discussed. They will be chosen amongst the candidates that answered the call for papers promoted by Bruegel, CIRSF and CEPS-ECMI specifically for this conference.

Participation – be it in-person or virtual – is subject to prior registration, through a Registration Form available on the conference’s website.

The programme can be consulted on the event’s page.