Over the last decade, policymakers and market players worldwide have started looking at new, nonbank finance sources for rapidly growing small and medium-sized enterprises, including the creation of dedicated SME boards on local stock exchanges. This panel will review the successes and pitfalls when SMEs look to capital markets for finance.
- What are the key lessons learned, globally, from recent efforts to expand SME access to capital through equity markets?
- How effective have SME exchanges been in attracting listings and expanding firms' access to capital?
- What attracts investors to SME listings and what can exchanges do to promote greater investor participation?