The event, held at the J.W. Marriot Essex House Hotel in New York City on 4th September, in association with the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington D.C. and event partners Bloomberg and ACHAM Sri Lanka, provided fund managers with over $100 million under their management, a plethora of information on the merits of investing in the Sri Lankan capital market. An exceptional feature of the Forum was the remarkable endorsements of the Sri Lankan capital market by Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets from Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Michael O’Hanlon, Senior Advisor at TPG Capital and Stephen Jonathan FX Application Specialist at Bloomberg.
The program featured an overview of the Sri Lankan economy and the prospects for the future, in the economic outlook presentation made by Governor of the Central Bank Ajith Nivard Cabraal. This was followed by the key note address delivered by Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation and Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Dr. Sarath Amunugama, who touched on the social and political developments in Sri Lanka which would make it a more attractive central position for regional commerce in the South Asian region. To further edify the audience, Vajira Kulatilaka Chairman of the Colombo Stock.
Exchange made an informative presentation on the opportunities in the Sri Lankan capital market.Courtesy of www.sec.gov.lk