SAO PAULO, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BM&FBOVESPA will host an event in New York City (at The New York Palace Hotel, 455, Madison Avenue), at 10:30 a.m. on July 22, 2010, at which time Brazilian presidential candidate Ms. Marina Silva will discuss the guidelines for the country's 2011 development plan with representatives of the international financial community.
The first in this series of events was held in May of this year when another Brazilian presidential candidate, Ms. Dilma Rousseff, met with international investors. At that time more than 600 participants were on hand, including economists, investors and journalists in a clear demonstration of the international financial community's growing interest in Brazil's economy. It should also be noted that BM&FBOVESPA has invited all of the Brazilian presidential candidates to participate in future events of this nature which will be scheduled to take place in either New York City or London.
About BM&FBOVESPA S.A.
BM&FBOVESPA – Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange was created in 2008 with the integration between the Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange (BM&F) and the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa). Together, the companies have formed the third largest exchange in the world in terms of market value, the second largest in the Americas, and the leading exchange in Latin America. BM&FBOVESPA offers trading in equities on the cash, options and forward markets, and indices, interest rates, foreign exchange, agricultural and energy commodities on the futures, options, forward and swap markets, as well as other spot market transactions on gold, US Dollar and federal government securities. In order to provide investors with efficient and secure services, BM&FBOVESPA utilizes state-of-the-art technology. With its fully integrated business model BM&FBOVESPA is able to offer not only a sophisticated trading environment, but also registration, clearing, settlement, risk management, and central depository services. It also acts as the central counterparty for all of the transactions carried out in its markets by way of its four clearinghouses: equities, derivatives, securities, and foreign exchange.