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Working Roundtable: Capital Markets for SMEs (Invite only)
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 8:00 am - 9:15 am
International Gallery

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) often struggle for financing. But they play a vital role in generating global growth and creating jobs. Policymakers and market players, including those in emerging markets, are looking at new, nonbank funding sources for high-growth SMEs. Dozens of countries have established or expanded dedicated SME boards on local stock exchanges for this purpose. The Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and co-host World Federation of Exchanges will discuss their new, survey-based research on how SMEs access capital markets. This roll-up-your-sleeves working roundtable will focus on the key to building capital markets that work for SMEs as well as the potential pitfalls -- and how to avoid them.