I would like to give you a warm welcome to the 13th Seoul International Financial Forum hosted
by the Financial News. First launched in 2000, the forum has been firmly placed as one of Asia’s most
prestigious. I would like to give thanks to all of those who have been very supportive.
This year’s main theme is ‘New Rules of the Game for a Sustainable Financial Market.’ Since the global
financial meltdown of 2008, the world’s financial markets have gone through unprecedented changes and
are focusing on regulations, instead of freedom. So this forum will focus on pursuing the sustainable
financial markets under the new environment.
During the forum, local and international scholars and finance experts will discuss the European budget
crisis, thefuture of investment banks and new opportunities for Korea, China and other Asian countries.
The Seoul International Financial Forum has always brought up timely issues, made predictions and
suggested the direction of policies to the government authorities. We hope this tradition will continue
this year as well.
I wish all the guests the best.
Thank you, very much.
Chairman & CEO,
The Financial News