30 November - 1 December 2021
The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami

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Bonds & Loans Latin America & Caribbean 2021

This is the world's leading pan-Latin American and Caribbean debt event, and your best opportunity to grow your business in this space. The in-person event brought together over 300 leading government officials, regulators, investors, bankers and corporates and featured over 50 expert speakers.

Participants used this unique pan-regional gathering of Latin America and Caribbean's capital markets leaders to re-connect with existing clients, build strong business relations with prospects and hear the market's financial leaders speak on how they are navigating the current economic climate/share their expectations for 2022.

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  • Bring international and local investors together with Latin American and Caribbean issuers to define and analyse the roadmap for raising local capital in 2022
  • Connect recent issuers and corporates with multi-Latin American and Caribbean financial institutions, government bodies and international players

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Bonds & Loans Latin America & Caribbean 2021 Agenda

30th November 2021

08:00

Day One: Registration and networking

Session ends: 09:00
09:00

Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speaker

Ricardo Navarro

Ricardo Navarro

Managing Director, Co-Head of Latin American Investment Banking,

Itau BBA

Ricardo Navarro

Ricardo Navarro

Managing Director, Co-Head of Latin American Investment Banking, at Itau BBA

Mr. Ricardo Navarro is Co-Head of Latin American Investment Banking at Itaú based in New York, where he oversees the bank’s Fixed Income activities in the region. Mr. Navarro has been with Itau for over 8 years, initially from 2010 to 2016 when he led Latin American Debt Capital Markets and in his current role since 2019. Mr. Navarro also spent over 5 years in the buy-side, most recently from 2016 to 2019 as the portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Credit Opportunities Fund at Noctua Partners, an Emerging Markets focused asset manager, and from 2007 to 2009 as a Credit Analyst at Stark & Roth, a multi-strategy US-based hedge fund. With over 18 years of experience in the financial markets, Mr. Navarro has successfully invested and traded Emerging Markets corporate and sovereign bonds and has advised Latin American issuers on over $30 billion of capital market transactions; including recent international bond issuances for sovereign issuers such as the Republic of Chile, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as corporate transactions across the region, syndicated and structured loans, project financings and private placements. Mr. Navarro holds a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from Columbia University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Itau BBA

Session ends: 09:15
09:15

Macroeconomic outlook: What does Latin American growth and inflation look like for 2022 and beyond?

  • What is the GDP outlook for Latin America for the next 12-18 months? Which sectors are likely to be the growth drivers for the region?
  • To what extent is rising inflation expected to put pressure on GDP growth across the continent in 2022
  • Global rates vs. Central Bank rates: What is the outlook for monetary policy across Latin America? How will US stimulus interplay with FX and interest rates in the region?
  • At what point could election risk impact financial modelling and market activity?
  • How does downgrade risk vary across the region? What the characteristics of those economies most likely at risk?

Moderator

Todd Martinez

Todd Martinez

Senior Director, Latin America Sovereigns,

Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez

Todd Martinez

Senior Director, Latin America Sovereigns, at Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ sovereigns group, responsible for analysis and ratings of sovereign credits in Latin America.

Before joining Fitch in 2014, Todd served as an economist at the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Washington, DC, conducting analysis of country-specific and regional macroeconomic developments in Latin America. Todd previously worked as an analyst in a consultancy in his home state of Colorado, where he carried out fiscal impact studies and data analysis of public policy issues.

Todd earned his M.A. in economics and Latin American studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He earned a B.A. in international affairs from the University of Denver, after which he spent a year conducting research as a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm; and Sustainable Fitch, the first global ESG Ratings solution for all asset classes at an entity and instrument level.

With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Speakers

Ernesto Revilla Soriano

Ernesto Revilla Soriano

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Economics

Citi

Ernesto Revilla Soriano

Ernesto Revilla Soriano

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Economics at Citi

Ernesto Revilla is a Managing Director and Head of Latin America Economics at Citigroup. He joined Citi in 2015 as Mexico economist. Before, he had a 12-year career at Mexico’s Finance Ministry where he was Chief of the Tax Policy Unit, and from 2012 to 2015, Chief Economist. In that position, Revilla headed macroeconomic planning, coordinated Mexico’s National Development Plan from 2013 to 2018, served as advisor to the minister and participated in budget negotiations. Earlier, Revilla was an economist at the World Bank in Washington where he was a financial economist and later East-Asia economist. Revilla studied economics at the undergraduate level at ITAM in Mexico and at the graduate level at the University of Chicago. He has taught several courses in economics at both institutions and has published widely on economic topics.

Citi

Ernesto Revilla Soriano
Claudio Irigoyen

Claudio Irigoyen

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Economics, Equities, Fixed Income & FX Strategy Research

BofA Global Research

Claudio Irigoyen

Claudio Irigoyen

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Economics, Equities, Fixed Income & FX Strategy Research at BofA Global Research

Claudio Irigoyen is a managing director and Head of Latin America Economics, Equities and Fixed Income & FX Strategy, including external and local debt at BofA Global Research.

Prior to joining BofA Securities in 2011, he served for four years as head of Global Macro Trading at Deutsche Bank Proprietary Trading. Prior to that, he was chief economist and director of monetary policy at the Central Bank of Argentina for five years. Irigoyen has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, a master’s degree in economics from Centro de Estudios Macroeconómicos de Argentina and both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He is based in New York.

BofA Global Research

Mark Capstick

Mark Capstick

Mark Capstick

Investment Officer at Colchester Global Investors

Mark Capstick, BA (Hons)

Investment Officer

Mark is an Investment Officer at Colchester Global Investors and has been with the firm since June 2016. Mark started his career in 1998 and has managed bonds and currencies since 2000. Prior to joining Colchester, Mark was an Emerging Market Bond and Currency Investment Manager at Fischer, Francis, Trees & Watts (FFTW), starting in 2012. Before FFTW, Mark was a Fund Manager at Rexiter Capital Management, a subsidiary of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA). While there he was responsible for the analysis and management of Asian fixed income and currency investments for Rexiter's emerging markets fixed income products. He joined Rexiter in November 2006 from SSgA where he worked as an Investment Manager in SSgA's Global Fixed Income group, focusing on ‘developed world economies,’ most notably those in the dollar bloc. In 2003 and 2004 Mark worked in Singapore and assisted in building the first local currency denominated Asian bond fund. Mark earned a BA (Hons) in Financial Services from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Colchester Global Investors

Session ends: 10:15
10:15

How can different Latin American & Caribbean governments improve their fiscal position to support their economies and counter inflation?

  • To what degree could inflationary pressure and higher interest rates impact sovereigns’ ability to refinance debt?
  • What sources of financing are available to sovereigns to reduce fiscal deficits?
  • IG vs. non-IG: What fiscal challenges does the change of a rating present? What strategies are sovereigns employing to overcome these?
  • In what way has the trend for sovereigns issuing Sustainably Linked Bonds (SLBs) helped strengthen their fiscal position?

Moderator

Alexei Remizov

Alexei Remizov

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets

HSBC

Alexei Remizov

Alexei Remizov

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets at HSBC

Alexei Remizov is a Managing Director at HSBC’s Global Capital Markets in New York, responsible for Brazil coverage.

He jointed HSBC in 2007. He started his career at the World Bank, where he worked from 1992 to 1997 in various capacities, including Latin America Country Operations that involved implementation of Brazil’s Proer (Banking Sector Restructuring) program. While at the World Bank, he was also a member of the operations team in Sarajevo overseeing the restructuring of the Bosnian economy after the civil war.

In 1997-1999, Alexei was responsible for Latin American sovereign ratings at S&P, covering Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Chile, among others. From 1999 to 2005, he worked at JPMorgan as the Head of Country Risk Management and Advisory Group. In this function, he advised the governments of Bahrain, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Romania, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, among others.

He undertook undergraduate studies at the Moscow State University and holds an M.A. in Economics and Financial Management from the Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

HSBC

Alexei Remizov

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Our global businesses serve more than 40 million customers worldwide through a network that covers 64 countries and territories.

Our customers range from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies, governments and international organisations. We aim to connect them to opportunities and help them to achieve their ambitions.

The products and services we offer vary widely according to customers’ needs. We provide individuals and families with mortgages that help them buy their own home, as well as savings accounts and wealth management products that help them plan for the future.

We offer businesses loans to invest in growth, and products such as foreign exchange and trade financing that enable them to expand internationally. And for large companies and organisations operating across borders, we offer tailored advice on decisions such as financing major projects, issuing debt or making acquisitions.

Speakers

Jorge Paz Durini

Jorge Paz Durini

Jorge Paz Durini

Partner at Dentons Paz Horowitz

Jorge Paz Durini, managing partner at Dentons Paz Horowitz with more than 30 years of experience in the areas: corporate, tax, arbitration, M&A, public procurement, among others. He is a specialist and widely recognized for his work in mining, energy, hydrocarbon, and aeronautical law. He currently leads the Energy, Mining and Natural Resources area as well as the Tax practice area.

At the Corporate - Commercial level, Jorge Paz has advised investors in the planning and structuring of investments and acquisitions of new projects or existing businesses, promoting the process of acquisition and negotiation of contracts.

Also, Jorge has acted as expert witness in several international investment claims as well as acted as co-counsel in private arbitration processes involving mining contracts related to concessions in Ecuador. He has been acting arbitrator of the Ecuadorian Chamber of Commerce of Quito for over 18 years and has resolved iconic litigation cases.

Dentons Paz Horowitz

Jorge Paz Durini
Todd Martinez

Todd Martinez

Senior Director, Latin America Sovereigns,

Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez

Todd Martinez

Senior Director, Latin America Sovereigns, at Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ sovereigns group, responsible for analysis and ratings of sovereign credits in Latin America.

Before joining Fitch in 2014, Todd served as an economist at the Institute of International Finance (IIF) in Washington, DC, conducting analysis of country-specific and regional macroeconomic developments in Latin America. Todd previously worked as an analyst in a consultancy in his home state of Colorado, where he carried out fiscal impact studies and data analysis of public policy issues.

Todd earned his M.A. in economics and Latin American studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He earned a B.A. in international affairs from the University of Denver, after which he spent a year conducting research as a Fulbright Scholar in Uruguay. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm; and Sustainable Fitch, the first global ESG Ratings solution for all asset classes at an entity and instrument level.

With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Session ends: 11:15
11:15

Networking break

Session ends: 11:45
11:45

How are Latin American borrowers funding themselves as they navigate beyond COVID to raise both short and long-term debt?

  • Bonds vs. loans, local vs USD: Which markets and currencies can Latin corporates access, and at what price?
  • CAPEX vs refinancing: How much capital do Latin corporates need to access in 2022? To what extent can robust liability management avoid a funding gap?
  • How can local corporates effectively diversify their funding base to mitigate exposure to local currency risk? How can they access international capital?

Moderator

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Senior Vice President, Latin America Fixed Income

Itau BBA

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Senior Vice President, Latin America Fixed Income at Itau BBA

Mr. Fernandez joined Itaú BBA‘s LatAm Fixed Income team in New York in 2013 to focus on originating, structuring and distributing public and private debt financings for LatAm (ex-Brazil) region issuers. Prior to joining Itaú’s team, he worked at Credit Suisse in the Latin America Debt Capital Markets team. Mr. Fernandez also acquired more than 2 years of experience in structuring solutions for risk control and infrastructure protection while working as a relationship manager for Swiss Re in New York covering the Andean region. Mr. Fernandez Holds a B.S. In Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and an MBA from the Stern School of School of Business at New York University

Itau BBA

Speakers

Alexei Remizov

Alexei Remizov

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets

HSBC

Alexei Remizov

Alexei Remizov

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets at HSBC

Alexei Remizov is a Managing Director at HSBC’s Global Capital Markets in New York, responsible for Brazil coverage.

He jointed HSBC in 2007. He started his career at the World Bank, where he worked from 1992 to 1997 in various capacities, including Latin America Country Operations that involved implementation of Brazil’s Proer (Banking Sector Restructuring) program. While at the World Bank, he was also a member of the operations team in Sarajevo overseeing the restructuring of the Bosnian economy after the civil war.

In 1997-1999, Alexei was responsible for Latin American sovereign ratings at S&P, covering Brazil, Columbia, Peru and Chile, among others. From 1999 to 2005, he worked at JPMorgan as the Head of Country Risk Management and Advisory Group. In this function, he advised the governments of Bahrain, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Romania, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, among others.

He undertook undergraduate studies at the Moscow State University and holds an M.A. in Economics and Financial Management from the Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

HSBC

Alexei Remizov

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Our global businesses serve more than 40 million customers worldwide through a network that covers 64 countries and territories.

Our customers range from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies, governments and international organisations. We aim to connect them to opportunities and help them to achieve their ambitions.

The products and services we offer vary widely according to customers’ needs. We provide individuals and families with mortgages that help them buy their own home, as well as savings accounts and wealth management products that help them plan for the future.

We offer businesses loans to invest in growth, and products such as foreign exchange and trade financing that enable them to expand internationally. And for large companies and organisations operating across borders, we offer tailored advice on decisions such as financing major projects, issuing debt or making acquisitions.

Santiago Giraldo López

Santiago Giraldo López

Chief Financial Officer

Tecnoglass

Santiago Giraldo López

Santiago Giraldo López

Chief Financial Officer at Tecnoglass

Santiago Giraldo has served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Investor Relations at Tecnoglass since the beginning of 2016, during which time he managed all global financial and accounting activities of the group . Mr. Giraldo joined Tecnoglass with significant financial experience, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development and Strategy at Ocensa, a subsidiary within Ecopetrol S.A., Colombia's largest publicly traded company, listed in both the New York Stock Exchange and the Colombian Stock Exchange.

Prior to Ocensa, Mr. Giraldo spent four years as a Vice-President within the Corporate Bank group in Citibank Colombia and prior to that, 10 years in the United States, working with JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo within their Corporate Bank Units. Mr. Giraldo has considerable experience in capital markets, bank debt, derivatives, treasury, M&A, and equity related transactions. Mr. Giraldo holds an MBA from California State University and a Corporate Finance post-graduate degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Tecnoglass

Allan Israel Muñoz Parra

Allan Israel Muñoz Parra

Corporate Finance & Treasury Director

Coca Cola Femsa

Allan Israel Muñoz Parra

Allan Israel Muñoz Parra

Corporate Finance & Treasury Director at Coca Cola Femsa

Allan Muñoz, Corporate Finance & Treasury Director

Allan Muñoz is Corporate Finance & Treasury Director at Coca-Cola FEMSA since October 2021. Previously, he was Corporate Finance Manager and held positions in Investments and Risk Management teams. He joined the company in November 2009 as part of the internship program Líderes FEMSA. He holds a Bachelor degree in Financing Business Administration from ITESM (Mexico) and has a Master's degree in Business Administration from ITAM Americas Program (Mexico).  

Coca Cola Femsa

Arthur Rubin

Arthur Rubin

Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Latin America

SMBC Nikko Securities America Inc

Arthur Rubin

Arthur Rubin

Managing Director, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Latin America at SMBC Nikko Securities America Inc

Arthur Rubin manages SMBC Nikko’s Debt Capital Market business for Latin America, based in New York. He has over 20 years of experience working in Latin American debt capital markets and liability management, and has executed a wide variety of bond, liability management, structured finance, loan, and restructuring transactions in Latin America and the U.S. Before joining SMBC, Arthur was the head of Latin American DCM at Nomura and ING. Previously, he ran the Americas liability management group for Morgan Stanley, and subsequently was responsible for its Brazilian debt capital markets business. Earlier in his career, he held positions in Latin American DCM and liability management at Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO, Bankers Trust and Atlas One, including two years based in São Paulo, Brazil with Itau Bankers Trust. Arthur has executed financings for Latin American corporate clients including Pemex, Petrobras, Braskem, Vale, Suzano, Klabin, Telebras, CSN, Cosan, Cemex, and Banco Hipotecario, and for sovereign clients including Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, Argentina and Venezuela. Arthur is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a BA degree from Yale University, a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Cape Town, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

SMBC Nikko Securities America Inc

Session ends: 12:45
12:45

Underwriting and syndicating loans in 2022 and beyond: Who is lending, at what price and on what terms?

  • Underwriting syndications vs club deals: Which structures are banks favouring as we head into 2022?
  • Assessing local market liquidity: How do local banks’ appetite for offering favourable pricing and tenor vary across Latin America and the Caribbean?
  • How much are international banks willing to lend on long-term projects, if downgrade risk is involved?
  • An ECA approach: How does their structure, tenor and pricing differ from international banks’ offering?

Moderator

Paulina Munoz

Paulina Munoz

Vice President, Latin America Debt Capital Markets

HSBC

Paulina Munoz

Paulina Munoz

Vice President, Latin America Debt Capital Markets at HSBC

Paulina is a Vice President for the Debt Capital Markets group covering Mexico cross-border transactions at HSBC where she started her career. Prior to this role Paulina covered the entire LatAm region as a generalist and spent time on the Leveraged & Acquisition Financing team as well as the US Investment Grade corporate desk. She has helped structure numerous transactions, notably for UMS in Formosa, FEMSA EUR SLB and Cemex Hybrid. Paulina graduated from the Johns Hopkins University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Arts in International Studies with a concentration in Economics

HSBC

Paulina Munoz

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. Our global businesses serve more than 40 million customers worldwide through a network that covers 64 countries and territories.

Our customers range from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies, governments and international organisations. We aim to connect them to opportunities and help them to achieve their ambitions.

The products and services we offer vary widely according to customers’ needs. We provide individuals and families with mortgages that help them buy their own home, as well as savings accounts and wealth management products that help them plan for the future.

We offer businesses loans to invest in growth, and products such as foreign exchange and trade financing that enable them to expand internationally. And for large companies and organisations operating across borders, we offer tailored advice on decisions such as financing major projects, issuing debt or making acquisitions.

Speakers

Jean Paul Farah Chajín

Jean Paul Farah Chajín

Jean Paul Farah Chajín

Partner at Ritch Mueller

Jean Paul Farah joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2003. He has more than 25 years of recognized experience representing leading international banks and export credit agencies in financings, refinancings and restructurings for numerous private and public sector entities in the energy, telecommunications, consumer, real estate and housing sectors, among others. His M&A practice involves representing private equity firms in their equity and mezzanine investments in Mexico. He has participated in a wide array of financing transactions involving CFE, PEMEX, Fibra Uno, Grupo Gigante and Prumex, as well as in several project financings including Ramones Sur, Ramones Norte and GICSA. He has been highlighted by transactions such as the refinancing of PEMEX’s debt.

Jean Paul graduated from the Universidad Panamericana School of Law (1993) and obtained a Master in Laws in Securities and Banking Law from Columbia University (1997). In 1998 he worked as a foreign associate in Sherman & Stearling in New York, and in 1997 in Uria Mendez in Madrid.

Ritch Mueller

Jean Paul Farah Chajín
Camilo Neira

Camilo Neira

Regional Head, Andean Countries - Central America - Caribbean

UK Export Finance

Camilo Neira

Camilo Neira

Regional Head, Andean Countries - Central America - Caribbean at UK Export Finance

Camilo is the Regional Head of UK Export Finance, the Export Credit Agency of the UK, covering Andean Countries - Central America - Caribbean, based in Bogota Colombia.

Camilo has a 25 year experience in the Financial Sector including Corporate Finance at Citi, Trading and Stock Brokerage in Colombia and the US, and most recently Investment Banking as a MD at Momentum Capital in Bogotá and Miami.

UK Export Finance

Camilo Neira

UK Export Finance (UKEF) is the UK’s export credit agency. We support UK exporters, international project sponsors and buyers of UK goods and services. We also work with banks to provide flexible, innovative, and competitive financing solutions.

In 2020/21, we provided £12.3bn in support for UK exports to 77 countries and increased our capacity to support exports to over 100 foreign markets. UKEF can support exports for any size of company and across all sectors, from capital goods to services and intangibles such as intellectual property.

UKEF is delighted to have been voted ‘best export credit agency’ by Global Trade Review for 2020. This is a recognition of our innovative approach to supporting exporters, comprehensive product offering and substantial appetite to take on new business.

UKEF have an international network of export finance representatives in key markets around the world: Brazil, China, Columbia, East Africa, India, Indonesia, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Turkey and West Africa, with responsibility for developing commercial ties and matching UK businesses to local projects. This is alongside our network of Export Finance Managers based regionally across the UK, who are local points of contact for exporters and businesses with export potential.

To find out more on how UK Export Finance can support you, visits: www.great.gov.uk/get-finance/

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Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Americas

SMBC

Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Head of Loan Syndications, Americas at SMBC

Sara Pirzada recently joined SMBC as a Managing Director, heading the Latin America business for Loan Capital Markets in New York. Prior to her current position, Sara was a Managing Director at Mizuho Securities, heading Latin America as well as Americas Project Finance, for Loan Capital Markets. She has more than 20 years of broad experience executing debt financings for corporate, structured, and project finance transactions for the oil and gas, power, renewable energy, infrastructure, mining, and commodities sectors across the Americas.  Prior to joining Mizuho, Sara was a Director at WestLB, where she spent more than ten years, and was involved in many high-profile transactions in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Previous to WestLB, Sara spent several years at JP Morgan in the investment banking division focusing on the oil and gas sector in the Americas.  Sara holds an MBA and BSc. in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

SMBC

Sara Pirzada

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan. With offices in 40 countries and regions including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania, SMBC has an extensive global network and growing international presence. SMBC and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services, including deposit taking, lending, securities brokering and trading, securities investment, money transfer, foreign currency exchange, corporate bond trustee services and custody services, financial futures underwriting, investment trust sales and other commercial banking activities.

Sam Bordereau

Sam Bordereau

Managing Director & Head, Global Loan Syndications Latin America

Scotiabank

Sam Bordereau

Sam Bordereau

Managing Director & Head, Global Loan Syndications Latin America at Scotiabank

Sam has 20+ years of experience in corporate finance and loan capital markets. For the past 8 years Sam has been leading a team at Scotiabank that originates, structures, executes and distributes syndicated loans for medium-size and large corporates and private equity funds in Latin America and the Caribbean, with a particular focus on acquisition finance in the telecom, infrastructure and power sectors. Scotiabank’s extensive platform in the region provides the team the flexibility to underwrite or arrange financings in a multitude of currencies including but not limited to US Dollars, Mexican Pesos, Chilean Pesos, Colombian Pesos, Peruvian Soles and Brazilian Reais.

Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2007, Sam worked in the private equity coverage group of a large European bank, focusing mainly on U.S. LBO financings. Sam has a Master in Finance from ESLSCA in Paris and a BA in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Paris XII.

Scotiabank

Sam Bordereau
Jaime Frontera

Jaime Frontera

Managing Director, Loan Syndications Group, Head of Latin America and Head of Latin America Corporates

Crédit Agricole CIB

Jaime Frontera

Jaime Frontera

Managing Director, Loan Syndications Group, Head of Latin America and Head of Latin America Corporates at Crédit Agricole CIB

Mr. Frontera has 19 years’ experience in the banking and loan syndications market. Previously with Barclays Capital, where he spent 13 years performing different roles including heading Latin American loan syndications, US leverage sales and US high grade loan sales. Mr. Frontera joined CA CIB in 2011 as a Managing Director in the Loan Syndications Group focused on Latin America. His team’s success in leading syndicated loan transactions has been valuable to CA-CIB’s loan franchise success in Brazil and across the region.

Mr. Frontera holds a BA in business administration from the University of South Carolina where he was a NCAA division 1 tennis player and also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Miami.

Crédit Agricole CIB

Jaime Frontera

About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products ad services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

For more information, please visit www.ca-cib.com

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13:45

Networking Lunch

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15:00

Assessing market pricing and appetite for ESG instruments

  • How do public and private issuers’ approach to ESG products and frameworks differ? How can this be reconciled to create a unified methodology to price ESG instruments?
  • Is there a greenium? Is it enough for banks and investors to pursue green and SDG credentials?
  • How much additional liquidity could SDG linked instruments bring to the market in comparison to a vanilla structure? Is it worth it?
  • Dedicated ESG funds vs. institutional investor: Who is buying green bonds and loans?
  • How much due diligence do stakeholders conduct to understand use of proceeds for ESG products before investing?
  • How much are issuers taking into account investors’ reporting criteria when constructing a deal?

Moderator

Anne van Riel

Anne van Riel

Head of Sustainable Finance Capital Markets Americas

BNP Paribas

Anne van Riel

Anne van Riel

Head of Sustainable Finance Capital Markets Americas at BNP Paribas

Anne joined BNP Paribas in 2020 as Co-head of the Sustainable Finance Capital Markets team covering the Americas region. She has led several transactions for BNPP, including Suzano and CMPC’s Sustainability-Linked Bonds, Mercado Libre’s Sustainability Bond and recent Sustainability-Linked Loans for America Movil, Cementos Argos and Cemex

Prior to this position, she was the Head of Sustainable Finance for ING Capital in the Americas where she originated and structured several sustainable finance transactions including the Johnson Control Inc Sustainability Linked Loan and Xylem’s Sustainability Linked Revolving Facility.

Past experience includes origination roles within Project Finance in the Infrastructure and Natural Resources sectors in both North and South America and Private Equity for the Dutch Development Bank (FMO)

Anne has an MSC in Business Administration from the University of Maastricht and was an exchange student at Universidad Pacifico in Lima, Peru.

BNP Paribas

Anne van Riel

Speakers

Rodrigo Carvalho

Rodrigo Carvalho

Rodrigo Carvalho

Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP

Rodrigo Carvalho is a member of the corporate department in the firm’s New York Office and a partner of Winston’s Brazilian affiliate in São Paulo. Over the last 15 years, Rodrigo has advised clients on international debt and equity offerings, cross-border M&A, and corporate finance matters involving Brazil and other parts of Latin America. Rodrigo also supports Winston’s US and international offices on matters relating to Brazil and the region in areas such as antitrust, compliance, disputes, investigations, and sanctions. He is admitted both in New York and in Brazil. He was previously Bank of America’s Head of Investment Banking Legal in Brazil. Rodrigo has extensive international transactional experience across a broad spectrum of industries, having advised clients on many ESG aspects, especially sustainability development goals, social integration, and board diversity. He participated in the first ever sustainability linked bond issuance in the Americas, emerging markets, and pulp & paper sector for Suzano. He has also advised major players in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects in Latin America in the Energy, Infrastructure, Mining, Water, Wastewater, and Sanitation industries.

Winston & Strawn LLP

Rodrigo Carvalho

Winston is an international law firm with more than 975 attorneys among 15 offices. The firm serves the needs of enterprises of all types and sizes, in both the private and public sectors. Our award-winning Latin American practice comprises over 30 professionals, many of whom are nationals of, or have strong links with the region. Our attorneys have extensive experience counseling clients in various industry sectors on a range of issues facing those doing business in and with Latin American countries. Core experience areas include M&A and spinoffs, joint ventures, private equity, capital markets, banking and finance, SPACs, FCPA/anticorruption, international trade and sanctions, litigation, international arbitration, antitrust/competition, environmental, and tax. The practice is consistently recognized by Chambers Latin America, Legal 500 Latin America, LatinFinance, Latinvex, Latin Lawyer Financial Times, and IFLR. Some of our partners come from the business side in the private sector, having been in-house in a major global financial institution (including as our client) and at an international private equity firm and in the public sector as former Ambassador to Uruguay and currently as Chief of Staff of Dr. Jill Biden and therefore understand the client’s point of view – their need for efficiency, seamless legal advice across all parties involved and more. Our entrepreneurial approach allows our attorneys to be a valuable resource for the development of business opportunities for our clients and the protection of our clients’ interests.

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Rodolfo Vouga

Rodolfo Vouga

Rodolfo Vouga

Partner at Vouga Abogados

Vouga Abogados

Rodolfo Vouga

Vouga Abogados is one of the largest leading full-service law firms in Paraguay, consistently represents and advises top multinational and international clients, as well as top national and regional companies. The Firm is a main actor in the most relevant projects in Paraguay, and participated in some of the biggest deals including advising in the largest M&A deal in the history of the country, approximate value of the deal: USD 347MM

Vouga Abogados was distinguished as Paraguayan Law Firm of the Year 2020 and Paraguayan Law Firm of the Year 2017 by Chambers & Partners, one of the most renowned legal directories. Throughout the years, Vouga Abogados has been consistently ranked as a top firm (Tier 1, Band 1, or equivalent) by the relevant legal directories, including Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, IFLR 100, Latin Lawyer. The firm is one of the only two Paraguayan law firms ranked Band 1 in the Banking & Finance, Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution areas by Chambers & Partners in 2020 and the only Paraguayan firm ranked as Tier 1 in the referred areas by Legal 500 in 2020.

With its team of more than 30 lawyers – many with international studies and experience –, the Firm has the ability to provide the best service available in the market

Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel

Head of Sustainable Fitch

Fitch Ratings

Andrew Steel

Andrew Steel

Head of Sustainable Fitch at Fitch Ratings

Andrew recently devised and launched Sustainable Fitch, a new business line for Fitch Group, providing ESG rating products and services. He is also responsible for the leadership, development and coordination of all Fitch Group ESG initiatives.

Andrew joined Fitch Ratings in 2004 and has held several senior management positions: Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Head of EMEA Corporate Ratings; and Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings. Based in Singapore from 2010-17, Andrew envisaged and developed Fitch Ratings highly successful Asian corporate ratings franchise.

Andrew has a background in investment banking, M&A, private equity and advisory, focused on emerging markets and infrastructure.

Andrew holds a BSc in psychology from Bristol University, and a post graduate Diploma from INSEAD business school (CGEM 2016). He is a frequent speaker at events, an advisory board member of the United Nations credit rating and risk initiative, and a trustee of the Great Ormond Street Hospital based charity CLEFT.

Fitch Ratings

Andrew Steel

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm; and Sustainable Fitch, the first global ESG Ratings solution for all asset classes at an entity and instrument level.

With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com

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Erik Berg

Erik Berg

Managing Director and Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets

BancTrust

Erik Berg

Erik Berg

Managing Director and Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets at BancTrust

Mr. Berg has over 30 years of experience in the international capital markets. He has worked in senior capital markets roles in New York at Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro, ING, Standard Bank of South Africa, Commerzbank, and Natixis, responsible for public and private sector debt origination across Latin America and the Caribbean including new bond issues, debt restructurings, buybacks and exchanges. Mr. Berg is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Connecticut and holds an MBA from the IAE /Universidad Austral, Buenos Aires.

BancTrust

Erik Berg

BancTrust Investment Bank Limited (trading as “BancTrust & Co. Investment Bank”) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) in the United Kingdom under Firm Reference Number 580379.

BancTrust & Co. is a boutique investment bank dedicated to the Emerging Markets and specialises in high beta credit markets in LATAM and CEEMEA.

The firm offers capital markets advisory, institutional sales & trading, and investment research products and services to EM-based sovereigns, corporates, financial institutions and global institutional investors.

The company is the main trading counterparty of the wider BancTrust & Co. group of companies originally founded in Latin America in 1995.

Since inception the BancTrust group has been strengthening its capabilities and expanding its global footprint with its new HQ based in London, and regional presence throughout the Americas with offices in New York, Miami, Bogota, Caracas and Buenos Aires; in Africa with a Lagos office opening in 3Q21; and an Asia hub opening by end of 1Q22 in Hong Kong.

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/banctrust-&-co-

Alvaro Santos

Alvaro Santos

Executive Director, Global Client Coverage, Colombia

BBVA

Alvaro Santos

Alvaro Santos

Executive Director, Global Client Coverage, Colombia at BBVA

Alvaro is an Executive Director for the Global Client Coverage Team in BBVA Colombia, responsible for the TMT and Utilities cluster. He has more than 20 years of Corporate Banking experience, especially in Retail, Branded Consumer, TMT and Utilities industries. He joined BBVA in 2012. Prior to joining BBVA, Alvaro worked at Citibank and BankBoston. Alvaro holds an MS in Finance from Universidad de los Andes and a BS in Business Administration from Colegio de Estudios Superiores de Administración, CESA.

BBVA

Alvaro Santos
Marcos Maciel da Costa

Marcos Maciel da Costa

Manager, Investor Relations and Forestry M&A

Klabin

Marcos Maciel da Costa

Marcos Maciel da Costa

Manager, Investor Relations and Forestry M&A at Klabin

Klabin

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Pricing Latin credit: Where are investors seeing most value in Latin America and Caribbean markets?

  • Macro fundamentals vs/and market technicals: Where does the region fit within the EM bond portfolio?
  • Analysing sovereign curves and local interest rates to assess upcoming issuance and capital markets activity
  • Bank vs. corporate: Where do investors see value in the market?
  • FX and downgrade risk: How are investors hedging their exposure to Latin America and the Caribbean?

Moderator

Carlos Fradique

Carlos Fradique

Carlos Fradique

Partner at Brigard Urrutia

Brigard Urrutia's partner since 1996, with more than 25 years of experience. Mr. Fradique- Méndez advises leading local and foreign companies in the areas of Capital Markets, Banking and Finance, Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Structured Finance, Customs and Foreign Trade and Tax. Among his most prominent transactions is the advice to Carvajal S.A. in connection with the issuance of bonds at a price of COP$400 billions; advice to Pacific Rubiales, first foreign private issuer, in the registration of their stocks at the Colombian Stock Market and at the RNVE; legal assessment to Bank of America, Merrill Lynch y JP Morgan Securities (first buyers) in a bond offering under Rule144A/Reg S of Empresas Públicas de Medellín (USD500M), among others.

Law graduate of Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario from which he graduated with honours and where he was President of the Law Students' Association. Holds a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a Master of Law (LL.M) degree in International Banking and Finance from the University of Boston, United States. Also holds a postgraduate degree in Financial Law from Universidad de los Andes.

Recognized as 'Highly Recommended Lawyer' by PLC Which Lawyer? In 2007, Latin Lawyer chose him as one of the 40 best lawyers under the age of 40 in Latin America. This latter publication also mentioned him as being one of the 23 best lawyers in the Capital Markets field. Mr. Fradique- Méndez was recognized in Banking & Finance: Capital Markets by Chambers & Partners Latin America- 2012 and recommended in Project Finance and Real Estate by Who's Who Legal-2011.

Brigard Urrutia

Carlos Fradique

Speakers

Jack Deino

Jack Deino

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt

Blackrock

Jack Deino

Jack Deino

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt at Blackrock

Jack Deino, CFA, Director, is Head of the Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Team and a lead portfolio manager within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. He is responsible for overseeing the team's fundamental credit research process and implementation, which includes all aspects of ESG research, as it pertains to EM corporate credit. In addition, Mr. Deino is a member of BlackRock's Latam Infrastructure Debt Investment Committee.

Prior to joining BlackRock in December 2015, Mr. Deino spent more than 9 years at Invesco where he was most recently Head of Emerging Market Portfolio Management and lead portfolio manager for the firm's award winning corporate and sovereign credit funds. In addition, he has been involved in the restructuring of diverse credits on a global basis and has played a key role in the implementation of the Emerging Markets corporate and quasi-sovereign fundamental research processes at his previous firms. Prior to Invesco, Mr. Deino held positions at Daiwa Securities America, Zephyr Management, Orix Capital Markets and APS Financial Corp. He has 24 years of combined industry experience in EM fixed income and equities.

Mr. Deino earned a BA degree in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and conversant in French.

Blackrock

Jack Deino
Ray Zucaro

Ray Zucaro

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

RVX Asset Management

Ray Zucaro

Ray Zucaro

Founder and Chief Investment Officer at RVX Asset Management

RVX Asset Management

José Olivares Canchari

José Olivares Canchari

José Olivares Canchari

Director at Banco de la Nación, Republic of Peru

Mr. Olivares is currently a Board Member of Banco de la Nación in Perú and International Consultant at Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) advising debt management strategies in countries in Latin America.

He was former General Director of Public Treasury and former Financial Markets Management Director in the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Perú. Under his management (2013-2020), Perú has led the way as emerging markets sovererigns have looked to developed local debt markets, becoming a benchmark country developing local markets in Latin America. He was responsible for executing the most recognized debt issuances and liability management operations in local and foreign currency during the last years in the region.

In addition, Mr. Olivares was former Chairman of the Steering Committee of Latin America and the Caribbean Debt Group (LAC DEBT GROUP – IDB) and Director of the Government Treasurers Forum of Latin America (FOTEGAL). He was also a Board Member of Fondo MIVIVIENDA, Corporación Financiera de Desarrollo (COFIDE), SEDAPAL and Banco Agropecuario (Agrobanco). He has been Delegate at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Alternate Governor of the Republic of Peru at the Assemblies of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC). He has an extensive professional experience working in prestigious companies in the public and private sector in Perú.

Mr. Olivares is Economist from Universidad del Pacífico (Perú) and obtained a Master’s Degree in Financial Engineering from Universidad Alcalá de Henares (Spain). He also won a fellowship from Carolina Foundation to do post graduate studies of Expert in Financial Institutions Management at Spanish Savings Banks Foundation (FUNCAS) in Spain and he has completed the CFO’s Executive Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (USA).

Banco de la Nación, Republic of Peru

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Closing remarks and close of Day One

Speaker

Ricardo Navarro

Ricardo Navarro

Managing Director, Co-Head of Latin American Investment Banking,

Itau BBA

Ricardo Navarro

Ricardo Navarro

Managing Director, Co-Head of Latin American Investment Banking, at Itau BBA

Mr. Ricardo Navarro is Co-Head of Latin American Investment Banking at Itaú based in New York, where he oversees the bank’s Fixed Income activities in the region. Mr. Navarro has been with Itau for over 8 years, initially from 2010 to 2016 when he led Latin American Debt Capital Markets and in his current role since 2019. Mr. Navarro also spent over 5 years in the buy-side, most recently from 2016 to 2019 as the portfolio manager of the Emerging Markets Credit Opportunities Fund at Noctua Partners, an Emerging Markets focused asset manager, and from 2007 to 2009 as a Credit Analyst at Stark & Roth, a multi-strategy US-based hedge fund. With over 18 years of experience in the financial markets, Mr. Navarro has successfully invested and traded Emerging Markets corporate and sovereign bonds and has advised Latin American issuers on over $30 billion of capital market transactions; including recent international bond issuances for sovereign issuers such as the Republic of Chile, Peru, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay, as well as corporate transactions across the region, syndicated and structured loans, project financings and private placements. Mr. Navarro holds a BS in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from Columbia University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Itau BBA

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08:15

Day Two: Registration and networking

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Chairperson’s opening remarks

Speaker

Kathleen Holtzman

Kathleen Holtzman

Managing Director, Latin America

Fitch Ratings

Kathleen Holtzman

Kathleen Holtzman

Managing Director, Latin America at Fitch Ratings

Kathleen Fuentes Holtzman is Managing Director of Latin America business relationship management at Fitch Ratings. Kathleen is responsible for business relationships across corporates, sovereigns and supra-national issuers in addition to bankers and private equity.

Kathleen was previously Vice President in the private placements group of Daiwa Securities responsible for originating and structuring financial and commodity future flow securitizations. Kathleen began her finance career in the project finance group of Lucent Technologies.

Kathleen earned a BA of political economy and philosophy at Trinity College, University of Toronto; an MBA from The Wharton School with a concentration in finance; and an MA in international studies from The Lauder Institute of The University of Pennsylvania. Kathleen speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Fitch Ratings

Kathleen Holtzman

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm; and Sustainable Fitch, the first global ESG Ratings solution for all asset classes at an entity and instrument level.

With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

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09:25

Understanding global climate policies within a Latin American context: How to apply a transition finance agenda to resource-rich markets

  • COP26 and Net Zero by 2050: What are Latin governments’ next steps in transitioning commodity-rich economies to become more sustainable? Is this timeline achievable for Latin America?
  • How much are banks and ECAs adjusting their lending position towards hydrocarbon companies? How does this impact borrowing costs and sources of financing for these companies?
  • Where do investors place high emission sectors within their portfolio? To what degree are these companies under pressure to outline a clear transition strategy or risk withdrawal of investment?

Moderator

Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner

Kevin Turner

Partner at Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight

Kevin Turner

Speakers

Gregory Trippenbach

Gregory Trippenbach

Regional Vice President, Americas

Export Development Canada

Gregory Trippenbach

Gregory Trippenbach

Regional Vice President, Americas at Export Development Canada

In his current role of Regional Vice-President – Americas Gregory leads the strategy and Business Development activity for the USA and Latin America at Export Development Canada.

Prior to his current role, Gregory held various leadership positions in financing and insurance disciplines at EDC across several industry sectors. Gregory brings 20 years of trade finance expertise to his role which includes delivery of financing and insurance solutions to clients in aero-space, automotive, advanced technology, forestry, extractive, and retail sectors.

Gregory received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from McGill University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Export Development Canada

Gregory Trippenbach
Romina Reversi

Romina Reversi

Head of Sustainable Banking for the Americas

Crédit Agricole CIB

Romina Reversi

Romina Reversi

Head of Sustainable Banking for the Americas at Crédit Agricole CIB

Romina Reversi is the Head of Sustainable Banking for the Americas at Credit Agricole CIB. Romina and her team structure sustainable transactions for Americas issuers and borrowers. Prior to joining CACIB, Romina worked at J.P. Morgan for 8 years where she was one of the founding members of J.P. Morgan’s ESG DCM franchise. Romina is a sustainable finance expert and actively leads engagement with ESG investors. Romina is an active member of and contributor to the Green and Social Bond Principles and its various working groups, including the New Markets Taskforce and the Sustainability-Linked Bonds Working Group. Romina graduated from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a BBA.

Crédit Agricole CIB

Romina Reversi

About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world. Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products ad services in capital markets activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade. The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

For more information, please visit www.ca-cib.com

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Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/CA_CIB

Jack Deino

Jack Deino

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt

Blackrock

Jack Deino

Jack Deino

Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Debt at Blackrock

Jack Deino, CFA, Director, is Head of the Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Team and a lead portfolio manager within BlackRock's Global Fixed Income Group. He is responsible for overseeing the team's fundamental credit research process and implementation, which includes all aspects of ESG research, as it pertains to EM corporate credit. In addition, Mr. Deino is a member of BlackRock's Latam Infrastructure Debt Investment Committee.

Prior to joining BlackRock in December 2015, Mr. Deino spent more than 9 years at Invesco where he was most recently Head of Emerging Market Portfolio Management and lead portfolio manager for the firm's award winning corporate and sovereign credit funds. In addition, he has been involved in the restructuring of diverse credits on a global basis and has played a key role in the implementation of the Emerging Markets corporate and quasi-sovereign fundamental research processes at his previous firms. Prior to Invesco, Mr. Deino held positions at Daiwa Securities America, Zephyr Management, Orix Capital Markets and APS Financial Corp. He has 24 years of combined industry experience in EM fixed income and equities.

Mr. Deino earned a BA degree in Latin American Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and conversant in French.

Blackrock

Jack Deino
Maher Al-Haffar

Maher Al-Haffar

Chief Financial Officer

CEMEX

Maher Al-Haffar

Maher Al-Haffar

Chief Financial Officer at CEMEX

Maher Al-Haffar joined CEMEX in 2000, and has held several executive positions, including Managing Director of Finance, Head of Investor Relations, and most recently, Executive Vice President of Investor Relations, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs. He is also a member of the NYSE Advisory Board. Before joining CEMEX, Maher spent nineteen years with Citicorp Securities Inc. and with Santander Investment Securities, as an investment banker and capital markets professional. Maher holds a BS in Economics from the University of Texas, and a master’s degree in International Relations and Finance from Georgetown University.

CEMEX

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The pathway to fund Latin American renewable energy projects: To what extent does diversification in PPAs make these projects (more) bankable?

  • What are the next steps following Colombia’s PPA renewable auction in October?
  • What role do commercial banks, multilaterals and investors play in Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)? How can the structures of these PPAs differ, and why?
  • How does the variance of PPA structures across Latin America and the Caribbean impact investors’ ability to achieve attractive returns?
  • How can issuers attract renewable energy funding from offtakers, FIs and institutional investors through private placements?
  • Latin American and the Caribbean success stories in financing renewable projects: What were the lessons learnt? Which financial structures worked best? How can best practices be applied across the region?

Moderator

Oscar Stephens

Oscar Stephens

Oscar Stephens

Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig

Oscar Stephens is a corporate shareholder at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT).

Oscar Stephens represents issuers, borrowers, underwriters, investors and lenders in a wide variety of multi-currency financings, in diverse transactions such as project finance, project bonds and acquisition finance. As a member of the firms’ New York office, Oscar has relevant experience in the renewable energy, infrastructure and construction industries. A native of Chile, he conducts business in both English and Spanish and has broad experience in civil law jurisdictions throughout the Americas and legal structures used in non-recourse financing.

Stephens received an LL.M. from Northwestern University School of Law and a J.D. from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is admitted in New York and in the Republic of Chile.

Greenberg Traurig

Oscar Stephens

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT), has approximately 2200 lawyers in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm’s Latin America Practice draws on resources from our offices in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami, New York, Washington D.C., and elsewhere around the world, bringing together a multidisciplinary team of more than 120 lawyers to help clients identify and capitalize on business opportunities in Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean. As the only global law firm founded in Miami, Greenberg Traurig is inextricably linked to Latin America. Since its beginning, GT has represented many of the family enterprises that are today among Latin America’s largest companies. By addressing real-world problems for clients on a regular basis, our team has developed a breadth of experience that sets us apart. Our Latin America team works closely with attorneys across all of our practice groups, including our Corporate, M&A, Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Regulatory & Compliance, Energy & Infrastructure, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Immigration & Compliance, and International Arbitration & Litigation teams.

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Speakers

Javier Chavarría

Javier Chavarría

Managing Director and Head of Latin America

Northland Power

Javier Chavarría

Javier Chavarría

Managing Director and Head of Latin America at Northland Power

Northland Power

Cristiane Spercel

Cristiane Spercel

Senior Vice President, Project Infrastructure Finance & Sub-Sovereign Groups, Latin America

Moody's Investors Service

Cristiane Spercel

Cristiane Spercel

Senior Vice President, Project Infrastructure Finance & Sub-Sovereign Groups, Latin America at Moody's Investors Service

Cristiane is a Senior Vice President, based in Sao Paulo with management responsibility for the rating agency coverage of project finance, infrastructure and sub sovereign credits across Latin America. In her role, she oversees a team of analysts covering those sectors, developing research on sector trends and conducting outreach activities with key market participants.

Cristiane has over fifteen years of experience in the financial services industry. Since she joined the firm in January 2007, Cristiane covered several infrastructure credits in the transportation, sanitation and electricity sectors and project finance transactions. Cristiane has also worked as a senior analyst with Moody's corporate finance team covering high yield and financially distressed issuers in the real estate, construction and transportation sectors until 2016.

Before joining Moody's, Cristiane developed credit analysis at WestlB and fixed income portfolio management activities at Bankboston. Cristiane holds a Master's degree in Finance from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a MBA in Real Estate from the University of Sao Paulo.

Moody's Investors Service

Cristiane Spercel

Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 130 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 76,000 structured finance obligations.

Guillermo Ortiz

Guillermo Ortiz

Business Director, Structured Finance Americas, Global Markets, Investment Banking

Intesa Sanpaolo

Guillermo Ortiz

Guillermo Ortiz

Business Director, Structured Finance Americas, Global Markets, Investment Banking at Intesa Sanpaolo

Guillermo recently joined Intesa Sanpaolo where he has a mandate to originate and lead bank lending, capital markets and financial advisory for project, acquisition, leverage and corporate finance transactions covering all sectors within economic infrastructure—renewable and conventional power, infrastructure as well as oil and gas—across the Americas.

His most recent experience before Intensa Sanpaolo was with MUFG where he played a key role in the bank's leading positions for several transactions in all major countries in the Latin America region. During his tenure with MUFG he was also instrumental in a select number of deals in the U.S.

Prior to MUFG, he was a member of the Structured Finance team within the Oil Division at GLENCORE based in London where he executed M&A, pre-export finance, reserve based lending as well as project financing transactions in the South American, West African and European regions.

Previous to his time with GLENCORE, he worked in New York for Citigroup on numerous project finance arranging and advisory assignments in the Americas within a range of different sectors, from power to oil and gas and infrastructure.

Before joining Citigroup, he performed project appraisal for a number of investment and M&A opportunities at the Linde Group, based in the U.S. Prior to this, he worked for Pemex Natural Gas Division and was involved in the implementation of key pieces of the new regulatory framework applicable to the natural gas sector in Mexico after collaborating in various capacities with Swiss Re and Cemex.

Guillermo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico and an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Intesa Sanpaolo

Guillermo Ortiz

Intesa Sanpaolo Group is one of the top banking groups in Europe, with a market capitalisation of 27,6 billion euro (1) and is committed to supporting the economy in the countries in which it operates.

Intesa Sanpaolo aims at becoming a reference model in terms of sustainability and social and cultural responsibility.
Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management) and it has also a strategic international presence, with approximately 1,000 branches and 7.2 million customers, comprising subsidiaries banks operating in commercial banking in 12 countries and an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers across 26 countries.

The IMI Corporate & Investment Banking Division is part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group.

This Division aspires to be a global partner serving Corporates, Public Finance and Financial Institutions, on a national and international basis, standing out for its historical presence in the financial markets and its extensive and innovative offer, in order to provide its clients with the best risk management advice and to accompany them in their development through change.

The IMI Corporate and Investment Banking Division’s offer includes the following products and services: Commercial Banking, Transaction Banking, Structured Finance, Investment Banking and Capital Markets.

(1) As at 30/10/2020

Linkedin URL: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

Cristhyan Rey

Cristhyan Rey

Executive Director, Power & Renewables, Global Structured Finance, Latin America

SMBC

Cristhyan Rey

Cristhyan Rey

Executive Director, Power & Renewables, Global Structured Finance, Latin America at SMBC

Cristhyan Rey is an Executive Director within the Latin America Power & Renewables team at SMBC New York Branch. Cristhyan joined SMBC in September 2015 to continue leading the origination and execution of structured financing solutions within the Latin America power sector team.

Cristhyan has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry including 14 years in the origination, structuring and execution of financial advisory, project finance, acquisition finance and structured debt transactions across several sectors in Latin America and the US. Prior to joining SMBC, Cristhyan worked for Espirito Santo Investment Bank's Origination and Structured Finance group and for WestLB’s Global Energy Team where he focused on project finance and advisory services in the Americas.

SMBC

Cristhyan Rey

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan. With offices in 40 countries and regions including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania, SMBC has an extensive global network and growing international presence. SMBC and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services, including deposit taking, lending, securities brokering and trading, securities investment, money transfer, foreign currency exchange, corporate bond trustee services and custody services, financial futures underwriting, investment trust sales and other commercial banking activities.

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11:15

Networking break

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11:45

Which financing structures are available to address Latin America’s evolving long-term infrastructure needs?

  • Reactivating the region’s project pipeline: How has could potential downgrades impact construction risk and prospective project completion in 2022? What instruments (and currencies) are developers and FIs using to rekindle progress on these projects?
  • With international and local banks now able to finance longer-dated tenors, how has the role of development banks and multilaterals changed when financing these projects?
  • Bank funding vs. multilateral vs. capital markets: Which is the best avenue to boost liquidity and reignite investor appetite?
  • Project bonds vs. structured finance vs. large vs. smaller project schemes: Which financial instruments and commercial opportunities are sponsors favouring when looking for infrastructure investment in Latin America?

Moderator

Nicolai Sarad

Nicolai Sarad

Nicolai Sarad

Partner at Bracewell

Nicolai Sarad advises financial institutions, developers, equity investors and governmental agencies in the United States and internationally on project structuring, development and financing, acquisitions and dispositions, and restructurings, as well as operation and maintenance. He focuses on infrastructure projects, including public private partnerships (P3), thermal and renewable energy, water, mining, process plants and major manufacturing. Nick also represents lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured corporate, asset-based and structured financings outside the projects space.

Bracewell

Nicolai Sarad

Speakers

Eric Wittleder

Eric Wittleder

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Investments

Brookfield Asset Management

Eric Wittleder

Eric Wittleder

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Investments at Brookfield Asset Management

Eric Wittleder is a Senior Vice President within Brookfield’s infrastructure debt group with responsibility for origination, execution, and asset management for transactions across the Americas. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2017, Eric held roles at leading project finance banks advising on and raising debt capital for energy and infrastructure projects in the US and Latin America. Eric holds a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University.

Brookfield Asset Management

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking

Itau Colombia

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Itau Colombia

  • Mr. Otero joined Itaú in October 2012, as part of the Corporate Finance team of Itaú BBA Corporación Financiera in Colombia. Since March, 2017, once Itaú took control of Corpbanca operations in Colombia, Mr. Otero acts as Head of Corporate Finance of Itaú Colombia.
  • Prior to joining Itaú, Mr. Otero worked for Inverlink, an investment banking boutique in Colombia, as VP for two years. Previously he worked in Sumatoria, other investment banking boutique in Colombia, as an Associate for ten years, and before that, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Corficolombiana in Bogotá, as an Analyst for two years.
  • Mr. Otero holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering and a Master degree in Economics, both from Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Itau Colombia

Manuel Quinche

Manuel Quinche

Manuel Quinche

Partner at Cuatrecasas

Manuel Quinche has advised national and international borrowers, lenders and financial institutions on all types of corporate and project finance transactions, including financing with commercial banks, syndicated financing, financing with multilateral institutions, financing with export credit agencies and financing implemented over capital markets.

He stands out for his participation in the most complex financing transactions and with the highest value carried out in Colombia. He also participated in the two largest M&A transactions in Colombia’s history.

In the area of project financing, he advises on road, port and airport projects; public transport infrastructure projects; oil and gas infrastructures; liquefied natural gas facilities; energy transmission infrastructures; telecommunications infrastructures; and, in general, public infrastructures developed under public-private partnerships.

Before joining Cuatrecasas, he worked at leading law firms in Colombia and in the US. He is admitted to practice law in Colombia and in the State of New York.

He lectures on corporate finance and regularly participates in business and academic forums specializing in infrastructure, project financing and bank regulation.

Cuatrecasas

Manuel Quinche

Cuatrecasas: local knowledge and global experience in a changing environment


Today’s companies must operate on a much larger scale, and the key to their success, or even the success of those that decide to remain local, is in understanding the broader, global context. We at Cuatrecasas are committed to combining our vast knowledge of the markets and countries where we operate, the global experience of a law firm with 27 offices across 4 continents, and more than 100 years of deal-making.

We speak global finance, we speak local finance, we speak finance.

Our team across Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Chile) serves a wide range of companies, financial institutions and funds in international, regional and local multifaceted financing and capital markets transactions, which cover the full spectrum of financial products including corporate finance, structured finance, derivatives, asset finance, leveraged & acquisition finance, projects & infrastructure finance, real estate finance, export & trade finance, capital markets structured and non-structured transactions, restructuring and insolvency, as well as special situations finance.

In every mandate we accept, we commit to providing creative counseling, market insight and a support platform that allows our clients to remain leaders in their markets and industries.

Cuatrecasas is listed as one of the most popular international law firms in Latin America- “Who Represents Latin America's Biggest Companies”, prepared by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA).

"They worked hard, they were always on top of everything, and the service was great." Chambers, 2021
"The firm represents a large number of the biggest companies in the region, including a number of the most active lenders to Latin America projects and local developers, generating healthy deal flow.” Legal 500
Linkedin URL - https://www.linkedin.com/company/cuatrecasas/
Paul Bringas

Paul Bringas

Chief Financial Officer

COFIDE

Paul Bringas

Paul Bringas

Chief Financial Officer at COFIDE

Education:

  • Degree in Economics from Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru
  • MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business
  • CFA Charterholder

Professional experience:

  • Chief Financial Officer at COFIDE (2019-present)
  • Professor of Finance at Universidad Catolica del Peru (2016-present)
  • Head of Investments at Interseguros / IFS (2017-2019)
  • Director at Moody’s Local (2015-2017)
  • Head of Credit and Market Risk at CAF (2007-2015)

COFIDE

Iván Nuñez

Iván Nuñez

Iván Nuñez

Head of Portfolio Management at Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI)

Iván leads the portfolio management unit at CIFI.

Before he was appointed Portfolio Director, he held the Director of Structured Finance position.
He has a master’s degree in International Trade from the Center of Economic and Trade Studies in Madrid and is a SAIS ‘07 MA with concentration in International Policy of Emerging Markets Economy. He is a 2015 Socrates Fellow of the Aspen Institute and recipient of the Caja Madrid post-graduate scholarship and the Marie Kraus and Johns Hopkins fellowships.

Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI)

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12:45

Structured debt and private credit: Alternatives for borrowers locked out of the local Latin distressed debt market

  • How has COVID-19 impacted appetite to seek distressed debt?
  • What do borrowers need to consider before accessing the structured debt market?
  • Who are the new players coming to the structured debt market following changes within securitisation regulation?
  • In what way does the regulation limit borrowers’ access? At what price could these players tap the market?
  • How could regulation change open up a more diverse and deeper secondary market for funds unable to access the primary market?

Moderator

Alberto Jose (AJ) Santos

Alberto Jose (AJ) Santos

Director, Commercial Infrastructure & Structured Finance, Americas

S&P Global Ratings

Alberto Jose (AJ) Santos

Alberto Jose (AJ) Santos

Director, Commercial Infrastructure & Structured Finance, Americas at S&P Global Ratings

AJ Santos is responsible for all commercial activities for Sustainable Finance, Infrastructure/Project Finance and Structured Finance in Latin America.

Before joining S&P Global Ratings in 2015, AJ worked at Fitch Ratings as Head of Latin America Infrastructure and Project Finance and prior to that appointment was a senior member of the Structured Finance Analytical Practice for the Americas. Other leadership roles include Head of Warehouse Capital and underwriting for a middle market financing firm in New York.

AJ has over 20 years of financial service experience in both commercial and analytical for corporate finance, structured finance, project finance and sustainability in North and South America.

S&P Global Ratings

Alberto Jose (AJ) Santos

Speakers

Alejandro Sainz

Alejandro Sainz

Alejandro Sainz

Partner at Sainz Abogados

Alejandro Sainz was the founding partner of Cervantes Sainz which was spined off into Sainz Abogados. He chairs the restructurings and insolvency practice area and is a member of the Finance, Compliance & Investigations, and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups at Sainz Abogados.

He has more than 30 years of experience advising and representing clients in the practices of cross-border Insolvency and Restructurings (out-of-court & in-court - concursos mercantiles), Finance, Refinancing and Corporate Reorganizations, as well as in the purchase & sale of assets in special situations and distress. Throughout his vast experience, he has represented clients and debtors from various industries, both nationally and internationally, domestic and foreign companies, public and private, as well as several ad-hoc committees of international bondholders and noteholders issued abroad by Mexican issuers.

He has also been characterized by its service to the community, advising pro-bono new entrepreneurs and companies, as well as nonprofit organizations who need help in specific matters of law.

Alejandro is also a certified Mediator by the Mexican Institute of Mediation, and was a professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana; he has taught and spoken in various courses, seminars, post-graduate courses and conferences, in Mexico and abroad, in matters of corporate restructurings and cross-border restructurings and insolvency proceedings. He participates in various boards of directors and committees.

Sainz Abogados

Alejandro Sainz
Alejandro Ayala Roa

Alejandro Ayala Roa

Alejandro Ayala Roa

Chief Executive Officer at Kapital Financial Services

Alejandro Ayala, CEO and Funding Partner of Kapital Financial Services a financial services boutique in Colombia, he has more than 13 year of experience arranging and structuring debt for Midcaps in Colombia for the traditional banking system and for International Private Debt Funds for the last 10 years he has participated in transactions for more than USD 400 M in the areas of structured debt, syndicated loans, club deals, mezzanine debt and others Business Manager and Marketing Specialist from the University of Los Andes Corporate Finance Specialist from CESA Member of FBN (Family Business Network) since 2008 and Bord on Directors of Grupo Pollo Fiesta S A Colegio Andino Deutche Schule And Fidecomiso Lagos de Torca

Kapital Financial Services

Fabio Alem

Fabio Alem

Fabio Alem

Partner at Madrona Advogados

Fabio acts in the supervision and conduct of international and domestic arbitrations, as well as strategic and complex legal proceedings, i.e., commercial disputes related to Banking, M&A, Construction and Infrastructure agreements. Fabio has accumulated experience in proceedings related to disputes involving the Public Administration, notably in bidding processes. Additionally, Fabio advises clients on extrajudicial and judicial restructuring processes, including distressed M&A and Asset Tracing matters. Fabio also advises clients on investigations and proceedings related to the compliance and competition areas. Fabio has international experience, having lived, and worked in California, USA and Madrid, Spain. Fabio has also been frequently appointed to act as an arbitrator in several arbitration institutions. With several articles published, Fabio is the author of the books: Arbitration – Practical Collection of Law – Vol. 16 (Saraiva, 2009) and Preliminary Contract – Levels of Effectiveness (Almedina, 2018).

Madrona Advogados

Fabio Alem
Guilherme Ferreira

Guilherme Ferreira

Guilherme Ferreira

Managing Partner at Jive Investments

Guilherme Ferreira is a Managing Partner of Jive Investments. Guilherme joined Jive from Lehman Brothers, where he worked at the Latam Fixed Income desk in NY after a career as a corporate lawyer in Brazil and New York. He holds an LL.B. from the University of São Paulo, and a LL.M. from Columbia University.

Jive Investments

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13:40

Understanding the Private Debt market

  • Debt Private Placement: Definition and private placement vs. bonds vs. loans
  • What sizes, tenors, structures can be achieved? Who are the ideal candidates to access this market?
  • When should a company consider a private placement vs a 144A? Understanding benefits vs. a bond?
  • Do investors prefer a private deal vs participating in a public offering? What countries, sectors are they actively looking for?
  • Understanding the issuer's perspective: Investor relations requirements and covenant amendments, obtainment of waivers, etc
  • Documentation requirements and parties involved: What is the typical timeline to execute an offering?

Moderator

Edgar Madinaveitia

Edgar Madinaveitia

Edgar Madinaveitia

Managing Partner at RM Capital Raising Advisory

Mr. Madinaveitia is a professional with over 17 years of experience in Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, having worked and held senior positions in top leading global Investment Banks such as Credit Suisse, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS. In 2019, Mr. Madinaveitia became independent and founded, along his long-time partner Jose Manuel Ruiz, RM | Capital, a financial boutique specialized in advisory of capital raising matters and in particular, in the structuring of debt Private Placement Notes. Since its foundation, RM | Capital has become one of the leading structuring agents of Private Placement debt, having raised close to US$1.0bn in proceeds for its clients. Mr. Madinaveitia has extensive knowledge of financial markets and the LatAm DCM landscape, and has developed extensive relationships with the largest and most important institutional investors that are active players in the Private market

RM Capital Raising Advisory

Edgar Madinaveitia

RM | Capital is a financial boutique dedicated to providing structuring and advisory services on capital raising matters, servicing clients in Latin America. We have focused particularly in the structuring of private debt transactions leveraging our extensive knowledge on capital markets and the structuring of all types of debt financings, as well as our strong network and long-standing relationships with the largest and most important institutional investors that actively participate in Latin America.

Our founders, Edgar Madinaveitia and José Manuel Ruiz, are both professionals with extensive experience in Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets, having had numerous senior positions at the most prestigious Investment Banking global firms.

Since our foundation in April 2019, we have structured and raised over US$550 million for our clients, making us one of the leaders in the space in the region.
We are dedicated to providing a high level of personalized customer service. Our clients are the foundation of our practice and as such, we are committed to giving them the best advice and helping them find the optimal financing solution.

Speakers

Jason Boe

Jason Boe

Jason Boe

Managing Director at Prudential Private Capital

Jason Boe is a Managing Director in Corporate Finance for Prudential Private Capital, located in Mexico City*. He leads a team responsible for marketing, originating and managing private placement investments in Mexico, Central America, South America, and Caribbean. He joined Prudential in 2001 in the Chicago Corporate Finance office. In 2004, Jason relocated to London until joining Corporate and Project Workouts in 2007 and returning to Chicago. In 2018, Jason opened the Mexico City office. Jason received a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst®.*Operates through PGIM Real Estate Mexico S.C.

Prudential Private Capital

Jorge Siller

Jorge Siller

Corporate Finance Director and Treasurer

Xignux

Jorge Siller

Jorge Siller

Corporate Finance Director and Treasurer at Xignux

Jorge Siller joined Xignux in 2017. He is responsible for corporate finance, financing, derivatives, relationship with financial institutions, rating agencies and investors. He has over 23 years of experience in banking, treasury and corporate finance. Before joining Xignux, he held managing positions in corporate banking in Scotiabank and Citibank. He also served as Treasurer for CAINTRA (The business organization that represents the industrialists of Monterrey) during the period of 2018-2020 and he is a member of its Finance Committee. He holds a BS in Economics from ITESM and an MBA from EGADE Business School.

Xignux

Emil Arca

Emil Arca

Emil Arca

Partner at Hogan Lovells

Emil Arca is a partner in the firm's global Capital Markets leadership team. He represents underwriters, placement agents, issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers, and insurers in debt capital markets, banking, and restructuring transactions in the United States and around the world, particularly in emerging markets. Originating in two dozen countries and involving diverse industries, many of the transactions were the first of their type involving a particular structure, asset type, or country.

In emerging markets, Emil has worked with structured finance transactions backed by operating assets (airports, drill ships, mines, and toll roads); future flow cross-border assets (airline tickets, credit card merchant vouchers, diversified payment rights, export receivables, oil royalties, and telephone receivables); existing financial assets (commercial real estate leases, construction loans, residential mortgage loans, telephone receivables, and vehicle loans and leases); and more.

Hogan Lovells

Emil Arca

Hogan Lovells is deeply involved in capital markets transactions in Latin America, including, among others, senior and subordinated bonds, MTN programs, short term note programs, perpetual securities, sovereign bonds, liability management exercises, IPOs, and secondary/follow-on offerings. These transactions have been variously executed in the U.S. public, 144A, 4(a)(2) private placement, Regulation S, and local markets in various currencies.

Our Banking and Finance lawyers have handled financings in nearly every country in Latin America.

Whether a transaction involves asset finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, real estate finance, syndicated lending, or trade and commodity finance, our clients benefit from the perspective of practitioners who have sat on all sides of the table and who understand each nation’s unique legal system and culture.

Our Infrastructure, Energy, Resources, and Projects practice is one of the largest and most diverse in the world. Our Latin America team has worked together on billions of dollars of successfully financed facilities for projects across a broad range of sectors. We cover all transactional aspects of a project's lifespan, including greenfield development, PPP, M&A, project contracts, financing, refinancing, and restructuring.

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14:20

Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by close of Day Two

Speaker

Kathleen Holtzman

Kathleen Holtzman

Managing Director, Latin America

Fitch Ratings

Kathleen Holtzman

Kathleen Holtzman

Managing Director, Latin America at Fitch Ratings

Kathleen Fuentes Holtzman is Managing Director of Latin America business relationship management at Fitch Ratings. Kathleen is responsible for business relationships across corporates, sovereigns and supra-national issuers in addition to bankers and private equity.

Kathleen was previously Vice President in the private placements group of Daiwa Securities responsible for originating and structuring financial and commodity future flow securitizations. Kathleen began her finance career in the project finance group of Lucent Technologies.

Kathleen earned a BA of political economy and philosophy at Trinity College, University of Toronto; an MBA from The Wharton School with a concentration in finance; and an MA in international studies from The Lauder Institute of The University of Pennsylvania. Kathleen speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Fitch Ratings

Kathleen Holtzman

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm; and Sustainable Fitch, the first global ESG Ratings solution for all asset classes at an entity and instrument level.

With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

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14:20

Networking Lunch

Session ends: 00:00
18:00

Bonds & Loans Latin America and the Caribbean Awards - Welcome drinks reception

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19:00

Dinner and networking

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20:30

Presentation of Awards for:

  • Bond House of the Year
  • Loan House of the Year
  • Structured Finance Bank of the Year
  • Project Finance Bank of the Year
  • ESG/Sustainable Finance Advisor of the Year
  • Banking & Finance Legal Adviser of the Year
  • Debt Capital Markets Legal Adviser of the Year
  • Sovereign Funding Team of the Year
  • Corporate Funding Team of the Year
  • Bank Funding Team of the Year
  • Sovereign, Supra & Agency Bond Deal of the Year
  • Investment Grade Corporate Bond Deal of the Year
  • High Yield Corporate Bond Deal of the Year
  • Hybrid/Perpetual Bond Deal of the Year
  • Private Placement Deal of the Year
  • Liability Management Deal of the Year
  • Syndicated Loan Deal of the Year
  • Local Currency Deal of the Year
  • Leveraged & Acquisition Finance Deal of the Year
  • ESG Finance Deal of the Year
  • Project & Export Finance Deal of the Year
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21:30

Carriages

Session ends: 21:35

AUDIENCE BREAKDOWN:

300+ Senior Attendees | 82% Director-Level or Above | 50+ Expert Speakers
40% Sovereign, Corporate & FI Borrowers | 12% Investors, Lenders & Arrangers | 15+ Countries

RECENTLY CONFIRMED 2021 ATTENDEES:

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Bonds & Loans Latin America & Caribbean AWARDS 2021


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The Bonds & Loans Latin America & Caribbean Awards Ceremony was held on Wednesday 1st December 2021 at the Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami.

Since 2015, the Bonds & Loans Awards has been recognising the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institution issuers and borrowers.


Benefits of attending the AWARDS Ceremony:

  • Access a highly exclusive event and senior industry-leading figures involved in the most innovative and ground-breaking deals from Sovereign, Corporate and Financial Institutions & Borrowers
  • Build your network: limited numbers ensure guaranteed interaction and networking with a select group of the industry’s elite; all of our 2019 ceremonies sold out and proved a night to remember

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