Caribbean Business Executive Seminar
This international conference is a forum for the exchange of ideas on critical business, banking and financial issues facing emerging economies in the context of a global financial and economic meltdown of unprecedented proportions. It will serve to bring together, from the Caribbean and other emerging economies, leaders of the business communities, governmental policy makers and international scholars and researchers. The conference aims to:
- Critically explore and share the experiences of emerging economies with respect to the appropriate business model for firms in the financial services industry, corporate governance in financial institutions, financial stability and regulation, risk management, financial integration, business competitiveness, government finances and related issues, with a view to developing strategies for surviving the unprecedented crisis facing the global economy;
- Identify strategies to be pursued at both the business and governmental levels to address economic vulnerabilities and promote international competitiveness of business firms in emerging markets;
- Identify new strategies for growth in financial services;
- Enhance understanding and collaboration between academics and leaders of business and government so as to improve the quality of decision-making on developmental issues confronting emerging economies.
The financial crisis which triggered the global recession was not caused by bad bankers, bad financial instruments or bad financial jurisdictions. True, it appears that some bankers cheated, and some regulators may have dropped the ball, but even if they hadn’t, the financial system would still have fallen into crisis.
May 2008 Presentations covered the origins of the crisis, possible consequences for the Caribbean, the regulatory implications, challenges to the housing and mortgage markets, and appropriate business strategies.
May 2007 Presentations dealt with the design of benchmarks for fund performance, regulatory challenges, risk management structures, and performance evaluation.
April 2006 Presentations dealt with the causes and costs of financial instability, some implications of financial conglomerate structures, regional bond market opportunities, the CSME context, and the revised Basel accords.
May 2005 Presentations compared liquidity management and the funding of investment in the Caribbean with experience in India, Singapore and elsewhere.
Risk Management and Investments in the Caribbean
May 5th 2003
The Strategic Implications of Electronic Banking: Issues and Challenges for the Caribbean
April 27th 2001
The WTO and Trade in Financial Services
April 28th 2000
Introduction of the Euro: Implications for the Caribbean
April 30th 1999
Foreign Exchange Markets
April 27th 1998
Mergers and Acquisitions in the Financial Sector
May 2nd 1997
Liquidity Management in Liberalizing Caribbean Economies
May 3rd 1996