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NYSE Euronext launches Young Professional Sessions
Lisbon   -   12 April 2013 –  On 17 April 2013, NYSE Euronext Lisbon will hold its Young Professional Sessions (YPS) for the first time. This initiative aims to promote financial literacy in the capital markets, and by providing such training the Exchange is able to contribute directly or indirectly to the development of the Portugues capital markets.

Organised in parternship with the financial intermediaries, the YPS are targeted at young professionals from financial institutions and law firms, consultants, auditors, regulators, associations, academics, journalists, and others who may have an interest in relevant capital markets matters.    

The sessions will occur twice a month at the end of the day for two hours, in the offices of Euronext Lisbon (in Lisbon) or at Interbolsa (in Porto).

The first YPS takes place during The International Financial Literacy Week (promoted globally by NYSE Euronext) and is organised in partnership with Banco Best.

This first session will be preceeded by the Ring the Bell to close the market, with speeches by the  President of the Portuguese Stock Exchange - Luís Laginha de Sousa, and the President of CMVM - Carlos Tavares.   The full programme of the YPS 2013 will then be announced.

Programme of the first YPS:

Date: 17 April 2013
Reception: 4 p.m.
Closing Bell: 4.30 p.m.

- Luís Laginha de Sousa, NYSE Euronext Lisbon
- Carlos Tavares, CMVM

Venue: Euronext Lisbon, Av. da Liberdade, 196 – 8th Floor
Organised by NYSE Euronext Lisbon and Banco Best

- Opening remarks: Isabel Ferreira, CEO Banco Best
-“New markets and platforms: searching for the ideal model” 
 Isabel Ucha (Director of Local Market Development, Euronext Lisbon)

  • Determining factors of the evolution of market structure
  • Liberalisation of the European market, new trading platforms
  • Global merger and acquisition activity: successes and failures
  • NYSE Euronext: who we are
  • Impact on competition and fee quality             
  • Impact on pricing fee models
  • Perspectives: costs and benefits of a “local” versus “global” approach

- “The Tip of the Iceberg: trading visibility”
Carlos Almeida (Head of Trading, Banco Best)

  • Trading as a media element:   Pre and post-trade
  • The exchanges and the major financial instruments
  • Market participants: the national market profile
  • The private investor and the new trading systems
  • Regulation: recent changes and expected impact
  • Financial literacy: building the Long-Term

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit:

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