Exchange in Focus: Panama Stock Exchange becomes Latin American Stock Exchange – Latinex

30 July 2021

Panama Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Panama - BVP) announced that it has changed its name to Latin American Stock Exchange - Latinex (Bolsa Latinoamericana de Valores). Olga Cantillo, Latinex CEO said that the “relaunching” of the bourse is another step in the process of becoming a hub for the region’s capital markets. “We are looking to offer the services that will make us a point of reference for issuers in the region who want to reach regional and international investors” Cantillo elaborated during an online presentation. Cantillo has over 20 years of experience in the industry. She has worked in brokerage houses and banks with responsibilities in Panama as well as other countries in the region. Latinex launched a new ESG reporting guidelines for issuers in 2021: “Guide for Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Factors (ASG).” The Group's websites changed their image and domain to for the Latin American Stock Exchange - Latinex and for Latin American Central Securities Depository - Latinclear. To learn more details, Latinex shares a video that explains the change of image and that you can find under its slogan "Latinex: the best connection for your investment."  

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Latinex is an SSE Official Supporter and recognizes both market demand and a global necessity for more sustainable and transparent financial markets. Since its founding more than 10 years ago, the SSE has grown to include almost all stock exchanges worldwide (click here for the list of members). This illustrates that participating in a conversation on environmental, social and governance factors has become a necessary part of the investor-exchange-issuer dialogue. Know more about the SSE Official Supporter here.  

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