IPOs for SMEs: Can Capital Markets Close the Financing Gap?

The Miken Institute panel discusses the lessons learned, globally, from recent efforts to expand SME access to capital through equity markets. The experts share how effective have SME exchanges been in attracting listings and expanding firms' access to capital. The panel also reviews SME listings, and how to promote greater investor participation.


Staci Warden, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute



Ana Carvajal, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank Group

Ashish Chauhan, CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange

Siobhan Cleary, Head of Research and Public Policy, World Federation of Exchanges

Nick Thadaney, President and CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets, TMX Group