by Susan Perkins for The Huffington Post
Though the LatAm capital markets are fighting to ward off further downward movement due to stumbling oil prices and weakening currencies, one long-term strategy that will continue to bring more liquidity to these markets is better corporate governance practices.
Considerations of LatAm capital market consolidation have been on the horizon. Most recently, The São Paulo stock exchange — BM&F BOVESPA — announced it may soon acquire significant stakes in the national stock exchanges of Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, and Peru. In exchange for this ownership stakes, the BM&F BOVESPA executives want to ensure a seat on the boards of each, which could put them in a position to consolidate the regulatory infrastructure and also create standardization for regulatory practices throughout the region. Read more here.