This chapter includes the following articles.
Colombia’s increasingly deep, diverse and sophisticated capital markets suggest a coming of age for the sector, which in 2012 saw total annual traded volume reach $36bn and a record total market capitalisation of $270bn. Well-established sovereign fixed-income and foreign exchange markets have been complemented in recent years by a developing derivatives market, increased domestic corporate debt issuance and a rising stock exchange, with strong domestic and international investor appetite across a range of asset classes. The Integrated Market of Latin America, which brings together the equity markets of Colombia, Chile and Peru, currently ranks second to Brazil on the continent in terms of market size, and offers new opportunities for the region. This chapter includes interviews with Juan Pablo Córdoba, President, Bolsa de Valores de Colombia; and Alejandro Santo Domingo, Board Member, Valorem.