ConFEAS 2019: Financial markets beyond technology


The Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) is hosting on June 14 the international capital markets conference of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges, ConFEAS 2019.

At its second edition, the event aims to help understand the developing role of today’s markets and market players, and explore what is beyond there for success, by bringing together stock exchanges, depositories, capital market participants, custodians, investment banks, brokerage companies, FinTech companies and investment funds under one roof. The event also provides a great networking opportunity for capital markets industry representatives.

The main day closes with the Champions League Award Ceremony for participants of the FEAS member stock exchanges, where the most active ones on equity and bonds trading are awarded.

Lucian Anghel, BVB Chairman, stated: "BVB is honored to have the representatives of FEAS members in Bucharest for a debate over capital market development and I am confident that good outcome will follow the conference. Stock exchanges should be an important player for economic growth and on the way to reaching this goal they assure the venue for corporate listings, the fair price formation and the transparency of trading. Moreover, the stock exchanges support the increase in financial literacy."

"The FEAS would like to thank its member Bucharest Stock Exchange for being the host of FEAS Annual conference ConFEAS 2019. The main theme of this year’s conference is Financial Markets Beyond Technology. We believe that technology is crucial in capital markets, technology is necessary, but we also think that it’s not enough to succeed. During the conference participants will discuss the topics related to the technology, ESG, as well as will debate over the issues impacting CSDs in today’s world. Once again, thanks to BVB for warm welcome and hospitality in this historical city Bucharest. Now is the best time to prepare for the future of capital markets industry, so instead of predicting, let’s prepare for it!", said Konstantin Saroyan, Secretary General of FEAS.

Adrian Tanase, BVB CEO, mentioned: "Convinced that the development of a stock exchange can't come without state-of-the-art market mechanisms and infrastructure, I am looking forward to attending the conference discussions over capital markets and the role of its stakeholders. BVB embarked itself in a recent CCP project which is meant to bring derivatives trading to the stock exchange. Making fully functional the lending & borrowing mechanism and the online account opening for individuals are also mechanisms that we are focusing on now."

Daniela Secara, Deputy CEO BT Capital Partners, the main sponsor of the conference, stated: "Being part of the FEAS conference is underlying BT Capital Partners’ commitment to developing the Romanian capital market. As a pioneer on the bond issuance market, together with the Issuers, we highlight the importance of the market infrastructure for a smooth closing of transactions. We are confident that the conclusions and involvement of the participants in this conference shall lead to further developments of the Romanian capital market".