Ricardo Carioli (1921-1998) was a successful businessman and a committed public official, who, throughout his career devoted himself to enhancing the well-being of Argentina's society. In 1991, he founded Capital Markets Argentina, one of the major independent investment corporations in the country, offering services in brokerage and asset management. Since its inception, the corporation has been involved in numerous philanthropic activities. Currently his wife, Mrs. Haydee Morteo de Cairoli, and his children, Graciela and Pablo, continue to support higher education, sponsoring, among other initiatives, the Capital Markets Corporation Conferences in Business Economics. The conferences are organized by the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, a private university founded in 1991, which rapidly established itself as a center of excellence for education and research in the social sciences in Latin America. The realization and publication of the conference lectures represents the joint commitment of Capital Markets Argentina and the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella to the advancement of knowledge.