SEC and the CSE to host Investor Forum in London on 30 May 2014

The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) is scheduled to host an "Invest Sri Lanka- Investor Forum" in London on 30 May 2014 at the Savoy Hotel, London. The event is organised in association with the London Stock Exchange and Bloomberg. 

The forum, has received an unprecedented response from institutional investors with over 120 registrants. The programme will focus on the growth potential and opportunities available in the capital market of Sri Lanka and will include representatives from the SEC, CSE, Stockbrokers, Local Fund Managers and Listed Companies. The Key Note Address will be delivered by Governor Central Bank Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal and will feature a special note by Mr. Gordon Fraser, Fund Manager of BlackRock, Inc (an international investment management group) and member of the Emerging Markets Specialist Team Fundamental Equity Division.

For an in-depth perspective on the capital markets, Director & Country Head - Sri Lanka, Copal Amba (A Moody's Subsidiary) Mr. Chanakya Dissanayake will make a country presentation whilst Director (CSE) Mr. Vajira Kulatilaka will conduct a presentation on the Debt Market. The Chief Executive Officer, London Stock Exchange plc Mr. Alexander Justham and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Dr. Chris Nonis will also address the Forum.

A panel discussion will be conducted at the conclusion of the presentations. The panelists will include Governor of the Central Bank Mr. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom His Excellency Dr. Chris Nonis, Chairman (SEC) Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, Chairman (CSE) Mr. Krishan Balendra and CEO (CSE) Mr. Rajeeva Bandaranaike. On the conclusion of the main forum, fund managers will meet with listed companies, in pre-scheduled one-on-one or small group meetings. The following listed companies, will participate at the forum; John Keells Holdings PLC, Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC, Dialog Axiata PLC, Hayleys PLC, Access Engineering PLC, People's Leasing & Finance PLC, Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC, Laugfs Gas PLC and MTD Walkers PLC.





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