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International Conference ‘Expect the Unexpected: A Trilemma for Capital Markets’ Opens in Marrakech

The international conference “Global Capital Markets – Expect the unexpected: a trilemma for capital markets” opened, Thursday in Marrakech, at the initiative of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority (AMMC).

Organized under the High Patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, on the sidelines of the 47th annual meeting of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), held from October 17 to 19, 2022 in Marrakech, this unique event brings together government members, renowned economists, financial market experts and capital market regulators.

Speaking at the opening of this conference, AMMC president, Nezha Hayat, stressed that the financing needs of states and companies have increased significantly in recent years to address both climate and energy issues, as well as challenges in terms of reducing inequality and infrastructure development.

These financing needs, she added, have been particularly exacerbated in the current context brought about by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Ukrainian crisis, noting that conventional financing resources are dwindling and their terms are tightening”.

In this regard, Hayat recalled that the capital markets, thanks to their mode of operation and their ability to innovate, can be an important source of complementary financing, noting that they can also help to stimulate growth and to finance more effectively certain categories of companies and project holders who have difficulty in accessing traditional financing.

“Indeed, it is necessary to facilitate the access of young entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises to financing and thus support the financing of investment. In this regard, the capital markets are able to provide concrete answers to these different financing needs and this, through the range of solutions they offer,” she said.

 

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