Joan Hortalá s appointed Vicepresident of the Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas (FIAB) - He will represent Bolsas y Mercados

Joan Hortalá is appointed Vicepresident of the Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas (FIAB) - He will represent Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME)

18/09/09

Joan Hortalá, board member of BME and Chairman of the Barcelona Stock Exchange, has been appointed Vicepresident of the Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas (FIAB) during its 36th Ordinary General Meeting, which took place on 7th and 8th September, in Lima, Perú.

The Federación Iberoamericana de Bolsas comprises 21 Latin American stock exchanges. FIAB’s mission is to foster cooperation among its Members, in order to promote the development and advancement of their securities markets, cooperate with national and international entities in legislative areas, promote integration of the securities markets, stimulating interactivity among market participants and encourage the establishment of rules and procedures ensuring solvency, competence and fair information disclosure to all savers investing through Member Exchanges.

Since last July the World Federation of Exchanges’ (WFE) Regulation Committee has been headed by BME, as the debate on financial regulation reform takes centre stage at an international level.

BME also presides over the Federation of European stock exchanges’ (FESE) Task Force on MiFID. The mission of this Committee is to coordinate the actions of the European stock exchanges vis a vis regulators in Brussels, discuss the Directive and follow its functioning closely.

Joan Hortalá I Arau is Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Barcelona and holds a Law Degree. He also holds several diplomas from different international universities and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Joan Hortalá is a member of the Real Academia de Ciencias Económicas y Financieras and of the European Mathematical Society. In the academic field, he has been Dean of the University of Economic Science and has held different positions at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas.