Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wall Street celebrates first annual Peru Day at NYSE

Government officials and business executives from Peru will gather Friday at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to participate in the first annual Peru Day.
The event, hosted by the Peruvian Business Council and sponsored by BlackRock, Deutsche Bank, Financial Times and NYSE Euronext, will provide an opportunity for Peruvian officials and corporate leaders to share insight into Peru’s capital market, economic outlook, investment opportunities and business environment.

Peru’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Ismael Benavides, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell on Friday to commemorate Peru Day.

In addition to Minister Benavides, confirmed Peru Day participants include Julio Velarde, Governor of Peru’s Central Reserve Bank; Gonzalo Gutierrez, Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nationas; and Michel Canta, President of Peru’s Securities and Exchange Commission (Conasev).

Luis Valdivieso, Peruvian Ambassador to the United States, will also attend today's event along with CEOs and CFOs of current and potential Peruvian issuing entities, pension funds, international financial institutions, and investors.

The head of Latin American Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings, Theresa Paiz, said that Peru Day in Wall Street acknowledges the country's responsible economic management contributing to bring more foreign investments.

“This event acknowledges the sound economic management of the Peruvian economy, its sustained growth and its stability which is very attractive for foreign investors,"  she said to Andina.

Peru Day on Wall Street will place Peru in the heart of the most important financial center in the world, placing it as one of the most important markets in the region.

It will also showcase investment opportunities in Peru through the capital market including stocks, bonds and other investment vehicles.


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