Latin America

 

2017

Latin America - US Symposia

December 8 – 10, 2017 • Cambridge, MA

 

Topics 
  • Capital Markets and Meeting the Needs of the Real Economy
  • The G20 Financial Reform Agenda and Latin America: Changing with Trump Administration? Support for Reforms? Relevance to Latin America? Guidelines and Self-regulation

     

Keynote Speakers
  • Jaime Aguade, Chairman, Comisión Nacional de Valores, Mexico
  • Rocio Balestra, Commissioner, Comisión Nacional de Valores, Argentina
  • Lilian Rocca Carbajal, Former Superintendent, Superintendencia del Mercado de Valores, Perú
  • Joaquim Levy, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group
  • Otavio Ribeiro Damaso, Deputy Governor, Financial Regulation, Banco de Brasil
  • Andrew J Olmem, Special Assistant to the President for Financial Policy
  • Leonardo Pereira, Senior Fellow, Program on International Financial Systems (PIFS), Harvard Law School and Former Executive Chairman, Comissão de Valores Mobiliários, Brazil
  • Alberto Cavallo, Douglas Drane Career Development Professor of Information Technology and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017 Latin America – US Symposium Agenda
2017 Latin America – US Symposium Presentations

 

November 17 – 19, 2016 • Cambridge, MA

 

Topics 
  • Capital Markets Development: Pension Fund Systems and Opportunities for Investment Funds
  • Impacts of G-20 Financial Regulation on Latin American Markets
  • State-Owned Entities: Riskiness, Competitiveness, Conflicts of Interest, and Curbing Corruption

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Jaime González Aguadé, Chairman of the Board, National Banking and Securities Commission, Mexico (CNBV)
  • Fabio Natalucci, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Financial Stability and Regulation, International Affairs, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
  • Samuel Libnic, General Counsel for Latin America & Mexico, Citi (moderator)
  • Luis Urrutia, General Counsel, Bank of Mexico
  • Érico Lopes dos Santos, Assistant Director, Market Surveillance, Securities Commission of Brazil
  • Sebastian Claro, Member of the Board, Central Bank of Chile
  • Leonardo Pereira, Executive Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil

 

2016 Latin America – US Symposium Agenda
2016 Latin America – US Symposium Presentations

November 12 – 14, 2014 • Cambridge, MA

This Latin America-U.S. Symposium was held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA from Friday, November 12, through Sunday, November 14, 2014.

 

Topics 
  • U.S. monetary policy and its impact on Latin America
  • Extraterritorial impact on Latin America of U.S. and European regulations
  • Improving capital markets in Latin America and the U.S.
  • Pension fund diversification of Latin American assets
Keynote Speakers
  • Manuel R. Agosin, Dean, School of Economics and Business, Universidad de Chile
  • Jaime González Aguadé, Chairman of the Board, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores
  • Gabriel Amado de Moura, Chief Investment Officer, Itau Unibanco
  • Susan Baker, Director, Office of International Banking and Securities Markets, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Roberto Belchior, Chief Legal Officer, BM&FBOVESPA
  • William Brodsky, Executive Chairman of the Board, Chicago Board Options Exchange
  • Juan Andres Camus, Chairman, Bolsa de Comercio de Santiago
  • Sebastian Claro Edwards, Board Member, Banco Central de Chile
  • Juan Pablo Cordoba, President, Bolsa de Valores de Colombia
  • Manuel Ramos Francia, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Mexico
  • Alexandre L. Ibrahim, Vice President and Regional Head, Intercontinental Exchange, NYSE
  • Stephen Scherr, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Latin America, Goldman, Sachs & Co
  • Jeremy Stein, Moise Safra Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Former Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank
  • Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus, Charles W. Elliot University Professor, Harvard University
2014 Latin America – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report

December 5 – 7, 2013 • Sao Paolo, Brazil

This Latin America-U.S. Symposium was held at the Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel in Sao Paolo, Brazil from Friday, December 5, through Sunday, December 7, 2013.

Topics
  • Implementation of regulatory reform and reduction of regulatory complexity in Brazil and the U.S
  • Tax reform in Brazil and the U.S., and for cross-border transactions
  • The financing of infrastructure improvements in Brazil and the U.S.
  • Monetary policy in Brazil and the U.S. and its impact on inflation

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Julio Cesar Maciel Ramundo, Managing Director, BNDES
  • H.E. Henrique Meirelles, Chairman, Lazard Americas, Chairman, J&F Investimentos, and Chairman, Olympic Public Committee
  • William Murden, Counselor to the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, International Financial Stability and Regulatory Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Luis Pereira da Silva, Deputy Governor for International Affairs and Corporate Risks, Banco Centro do Brasil
  • Otavio Yazbek, Commissioner, Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM)
2013 Latin America – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report

December 6 – 8, 2012 • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

This Latin America-U.S. Symposium was held on Fundação Getúlio Vargas campus in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil from Friday, December 6, through Sunday, December 8, 2012.

 

Topics
  • Brazil and New York as Financial Centers
  • Inflation and Exchange Rates
  • The Optimal Amount of Leverage for Financial Institutions
  • Development of Derivatives Markets and Risk Management in Brazil

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Arminio Fraga, Founding Partner, Gávea Investimentos
  • Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Brazil
  • Commissioner Daniel Gallagher, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Commissioner Troy Paredes, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Commissioner Ocatvio Yazbek, Brazilian Securities Commission
  • Chairman Leonardo Pereira, Brazilian Securities Commission

 

2012 Latin America – US Symposium Agenda and Final Report

June 13 – 15, 2008 • Cambridge, Massachusetts

This Latin America-U.S. Symposium was held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA from Friday, June 13, through Sunday, June 15, 2008.

 

Topics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Global Financial Stability: The Impact and Control of the Liquidity and Credit Crises
  • The Role of Private Pools of Capital in the Latin American/U.S. Capital Markets

 

Keynote Speakers
  • Guillermo Babatz Torres, President Comisión Bancaria y de Valores, Mexico
  • Héctor Medina, Executive Vice President of Planning and Finance, CEMEX, Mexico
  • Brian O’Neill, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Maria Helena Santana, Chairperson, Comissão de Valores Mobiliários, Brazil
2008 Latin America -US Symposium Agenda and Final Report