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Bonds & Loans Andes 2021 - Virtual Conference

The only credit markets event for the Andean region

Gold Sponsor

Itau

Gold Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Gold Sponsor

HSBC

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

Silver Sponsor

Bancolombia

Silver Sponsor

Bracewell

Silver Sponsor

CIBC

Silver Sponsor

Crédit Agricole CIB

Bronze Sponsor

Holland & Knight

Bronze Sponsor

Moody's Investors Service

Supporting Partner

Finance Colombia

Supporting Partner

Peruvian Finance Association (APEF)

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Bonds & Loans Andes 2021 - Virtual Conference

A unique virtual platform bringing together the leaders in the Andean capital markets community to share knowledge, debate and network.


The only credit markets event for the Andean region will be held on our Bonds & Loans online platform in 2021.

Use this unique event to gain practical insights into the latest Andean bond and loan market developments, build strong business relations with your prospects and understand the region’s key macro drivers.

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Livestream Agenda

Opening remarks

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 13:55pm (Europe/London)

Speaker

Baruc Saez

Baruc Saez

Chief Executive Officer

Itau Colombia

Baruc Saez

Baruc Saez

Chief Executive Officer at Itau Colombia

Argentine, Baruc has a degree in Economics from Bard College and a Master's degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University (United States).

He has more than 23 years of experience in the financial sector, 10 years working for Itaú Group and since November 1, 2020 he presides the operation in Colombia.

Before his designation in Itaú Colombia, he served as Investment Banking Director of Itaú BBA for Latin America, based in New York, a position from which he led the regional Investment Banking team with a wide range of products and services, including: mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and capital markets (ECM, DCM).

At Itaú BBA he also coordinated the structuring of important financing and international bond operations such as the issuance of Latin American sovereigns for the governments of Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Colombia, the latter for 2.5 billion dollars, carried out on June 1, 2020.

Previously, he was Managing Director of Itaú BBA, responsible for International Fixed Income, in which he was responsible for coordinating the origination and structuring of credit for Latin America.

In the financial sector, he was also part of organizations such as Marathon Asset Management, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and ING Barings, always in positions linked to the wholesale world, investment banking and investments in Latin America.

Itau Colombia

How are Andean sovereigns responding to socio-economic volatility in a post-Covid economy?

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 14:00pm (Europe/London)

  • How much funding do governments require to mobilise growth and ensure fiscal stability in 2021?
  • How much external capital do sovereigns need to fund the region’s burgeoning infrastructure pipelines?
  • Bonds vs. loans, local vs. international markets: Where are they looking for funding?
  • Which sectors have proved resilient, and where do governments need to inject more capital post-pandemic?

Moderator

Juan Pablo Gallipoli

Juan Pablo Gallipoli

Director, Debt Capital Markets

HSBC

Juan Pablo Gallipoli

Juan Pablo Gallipoli

Director, Debt Capital Markets at HSBC

HSBC

Juan Pablo Gallipoli

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

Cesar Arias

Cesar Arias

Cesar Arias

Director of Public Credit at Ministry of Finance & Public Credit, Colombia

Cesar Arias is the General Director of Public Credit and National Treasurer of the Ministry of Finance of Colombia since November 2018. He is responsible for the domestic and international funding strategies, risk management programs and treasury operations of the Republic of Colombia. Cesar sits in the board of several state-owned enterprises and represents the nation in several multilateral forums and financial markets.

From 2015-2018, Cesar was the Chief Economist for Latin America in the Global Economic Research and Emerging Markets Departments of Deutsche Bank in New York. In this role, he covered the seven the largest economies in the region and teamed up with strategists to formulate trading recommendations in fixed income, foreign exchange and credit markets.

Previously, César was a Director in the Latin American Sovereigns Group at Fitch Ratings. At the ratings agency, he was the lead analyst for Central American sovereigns (Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Guatemala) and South American frontier markets (Bolivia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Suriname).

From 2008 to 2011, César worked as a Research Officer in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC. At the IMF, he conducted a stress test analysis of the Chinese commercial banks and supported technical assistance missions on debt management and capital markets development.

Previously, César served for five years as a Specialist in the Secretariat for Political Affairs at the Organization of American States in Washington DC, where he monitored ten presidential and legislative elections in Latin America.

César holds a Master of Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.A. on Government and International Relations from the Externado University in Colombia.

Ministry of Finance & Public Credit, Colombia

Patricio Sepulveda

Patricio Sepulveda

Patricio Sepulveda

Head of Public Debt Office at Ministry of Finance, Republic of Chile

Mr. Sepúlveda is currently the Head of Public Debt Office for the Ministry of Finance, where he has also acted as Senior Advisor since 2002. Mr. Sepúlveda obtained his BA in Commercial Engineering, concentrating in Economics, from the Universidad de Talca (Chile) and has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Financial Economics from the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).

As Head of the Public Debt Office, Mr. Sepúlveda has placed bonds for over US$120 billion in the local and international markets. Under his management, the curves have been extended since 2003, issuing longer bonds. For instance, in 2012, he performed the first external issuance of 30-years and 20-years bonds locally. In 2013, he executed the first issuance of 30-years nominal bonds locally.

In 2016, he performed one of the most important LM operation in the local market (US$14.5bn), with the aim to create strong references both in UF and nominal curve. In 2017, he issued the first domestic Euroclearable Bonds for US$1.5 billion offered simultaneously to local and international investors. Additionally, in 2017-2018, he designed the structure and hired Chile’s first insurance against earthquake for US$500 million with the World Bank. In 2019, he was in charge of the first issuances of Green Bonds for the equivalent of US$2.4bn. More recently, he was in charge of the issuance of several ESG instruments, including Social and Sustainable bonds of the Republic of Chile.

Ministry of Finance, Republic of Chile

Richard Francis

Richard Francis

Director, Sovereign Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Richard Francis

Richard Francis

Director, Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings

Richard Francis is a member of the Latin America Team in the Sovereign Group at Fitch Ratings, based in New York. He is responsible for a number of the sovereign’s ratings in Latin America and participates in the research initiative on sovereigns rated by Fitch in Latin America. The lead sovereign analyst covering Colombia, El Salvador and Chile, among others, Richard is also a frequent spokesperson for the group on sovereign ratings.

Prior to joining Fitch in 2016, Richard was a Director for the sovereign group at Standard and Poor’s where he covered numerous countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Richard also worked at Morgan Stanley in the Latin American Economics Research Group.

Richard earned a BA in political science from Rice University and an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University.

Fitch Ratings

Richard Francis

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; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. 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

Graham Stock

Graham Stock

Partner, Senior Sovereign Strategist, Emerging Markets

BlueBay Asset Management

Graham Stock

Graham Stock

Partner, Senior Sovereign Strategist, Emerging Markets at BlueBay Asset Management

Graham joined BlueBay in September 2013 to manage the emerging markets sovereign research team, with particular responsibility for Latin America. He became a Partner in July 2018. Before joining BlueBay, Graham was Chief Strategist at Insparo Asset Management. Prior to that, he worked for 12 years in emerging markets research at JPMorgan in New York and London, heading up Latin America sovereign strategy, CEEMEA FX strategy and Sub-Saharan Africa research. In the early stages of his career, Graham taught English in Colombia, worked as an economist for the government of Papua New Guinea, was a management consultant in London, and was Senior Latin America economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit. Since July 2020, he has been co-chair of the Investor Policy Dialogue on Deforestation in Brazil, leading engagement with the authorities. Graham has a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Sheffield, and an MA (Econ) degree in Development Economics from the University of Manchester.

BlueBay Asset Management

Paul Bringas

Paul Bringas

Director General, Head of Public Credit

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Peru

Paul Bringas

Paul Bringas

Director General, Head of Public Credit at Ministry of Economy and Finance, Peru

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)

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Peru

How have Andean borrowers and issuers adapted their 2021 financing strategies to raise liquidity quickly in a low-rate environment?

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 14:55pm (Europe/London)

  • How has changing consumer behaviour and trade disruption affected corporates’ funding strategies in the medium-term?
  • Assessing capital structures pre and post pandemic: How have corporates optimised their balance sheets to maintain a strong liquid position?
  • What challenges are corporates facing to refinance project delays caused by COVID?
  • Local vs. international capital markets: Where are corporates looking for financing? How does the appetite vary between local and international banks to finance these transactions?

Moderator

Natalia O’Byrne

Natalia O’Byrne

Natalia O’Byrne

Senior Director at Fitch Ratings

Natalia O’Byrne is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ Latin America corporate finance group and is Head of the Colombian and Caribbean team. She is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of approximately 100 companies, in sectors such as global power, food & beverages, building materials & construction, water and sewer, telecommunications, oil & gas, and health care.

Natalia has more than 15 years of experience as a financial analyst. Before she took over responsibility of the Colombian corporate finance group in 2014, Natalia was a Director for the corporate group at Fitch Ratings Colombia, responsible for rating telecommunications, health, gas utilities and retailing companies, among others. Her prior experience includes working in Colombia Telecomunicaciones and Duff and Phelps Credit Rating Co. (DCR).

Natalia has a B.A. in Finance and International Affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and a MBA from Instituto Panamericano de Dirección de Empresas IPADE in México D.F.

Fitch Ratings

Natalia O’Byrne

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; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. 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

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

Head of Corporate & Investment Bank

Interbank

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

Head of Corporate & Investment Bank at Interbank

Interbank

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Senior Vice President, Latin America Fixed Income

Itau

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Senior Vice President, Latin America Fixed Income at Itau

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

Mauricio Fernandez
Juan Carlos Alcalde

Juan Carlos Alcalde

Head of Corporate Finance

Petroperu

Juan Carlos Alcalde

Juan Carlos Alcalde

Head of Corporate Finance at Petroperu

Petroperu

Alfredo Ugarte

Alfredo Ugarte

Alfredo Ugarte

at SMBC Nikko

Prior to SMBC, Alfredo worked for 9+ years in the LatAm DCM group at Credit Suisse and HSBC with primary responsibility for covering the Andean region (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile). He has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and debt capital markets. Alfredo has structured and executed numerous debt and liability management transactions for a variety of clients in the region, including Governments, State-owned Enterprises, Corporates, Financial Sponsors and Financial Institutions. Alfredo holds an MBA in Investment Banking and Asset Management from the Darden School of Business - University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico

SMBC Nikko

Jorge Tabares

Jorge Tabares

Jorge Tabares

Chief Financial Officer at Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB)

Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB)

Jorge Tabares

Underwriting and syndicating loans in 2021: Who is lending, at what price and on what terms?

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 15:50pm (Europe/London)

  • Underwriting syndications vs club deals: Which structures are banks favouring to reignite loan appetite in 2021?
  • Assessing local market liquidity: How do local banks’ appetite for offering favourable pricing and tenor vary across the Andean region?
  • With a wave of M&A in the power sector across the region, can the loan market be seen as viable option to finance these deals? What are international banks’ appetite for these transactions?
  • Understanding the appetite for social and gender focused loans: Where is the market at? How does the market need to develop for there to be a stronger uptake?

Moderator

Monica Macia

Monica Macia

Head of Syndicated Loans, Americas

HSBC

Monica Macia

Monica Macia

Head of Syndicated Loans, Americas at HSBC

Monica Macia is managing director, head of Loan Syndications Americas - Global Banking at HSBC Securities (United States). She has extensive experience structuring and distributing loans for companies throughout the Americas. Macia started her career at Citibank Mexico in 1992 and then transferred to New York in 1995 to structure and distribute loans for companies across Latin America including project finance, asset finance, acquisition finance, structured trade, securitization, investment grade, corporate, and financial institutions loans.

HSBC

Monica Macia

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

Rodrigo Sazo Cooper

Rodrigo Sazo Cooper

Head of Syndication

BCI Chile

Rodrigo Sazo Cooper

Rodrigo Sazo Cooper

Head of Syndication at BCI Chile

BCI Chile

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

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Diego Lora

Diego Lora

Director, Coverage, Peru

HSBC

Diego Lora

Diego Lora

Director, Coverage, Peru at HSBC

Diego has 10 years of experience in Investment and Corporate Banking. Diego has worked in Europe, U.S. and Latin America throughout his career and currently leads HSBC’s Rep Office in Peru with a focus in Financial Institutions and Public Sector. In the past years, Diego has been involved in important transactions such as Petroperu Debut Issuances in the Capital Market, Republic of Peru first long dated Eurobond, COFIDE’s Intermediated Liability Management transaction, amongst other.

Diego holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois – Chicago.

HSBC

Diego Lora

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.

Not just a box ticking exercise: How Andean issuers can better integrate ESG and sustainability credentials to access more favourable pricing and tenors

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 16:35pm (Europe/London)

  • Green, sustainable and SDG-linked: Understanding which tools are are best for my company to enable more sustainably conscious financing
  • What products are available under the “green” umbrella? How do they price in comparison to vanilla instruments?
  • Understanding the importance of reporting tools to demonstrate how transaction proceeds are used for environmental or social purposes
  • Is the trend for SDG-linked issuances across the region filtering down to Andean corporates?
  • For an oil, gas or mining company thinking about becoming more sustainably focused, what are the first steps in the transition process?
  • How are banks, investors and rating agencies supporting Andean issuers in their journey to sustainability?

Moderator

Gordon Kingsley

Gordon Kingsley

Head of Latin America DCM Origination

Crédit Agricole CIB

Gordon Kingsley

Gordon Kingsley

Head of Latin America DCM Origination at Crédit Agricole CIB

Crédit Agricole CIB

Gordon Kingsley

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

LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/compa...

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

Speakers

Andres Perez

Andres Perez

Andres Perez

Head of International Finance at Ministry of Finance, Republic of Chile

Andrés Pérez is Head of International Finance and Head of Advisors at the Ministry of Finance of Chile. Mr. Pérez previously worked at the Central Bank of Chile, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the World Bank, and the private sector. He has also taught at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad de Chile, and has published macro-related research. Mr. Pérez has an MBA, MPP, and a BA in Economics, all from the University of Chicago

Ministry of Finance, Republic of Chile

Alfredo Mordezki Zytny

Alfredo Mordezki Zytny

Head of Latin America Fixed Income

Santander Asset Management

Alfredo Mordezki Zytny

Alfredo Mordezki Zytny

Head of Latin America Fixed Income at Santander Asset Management

Originally from Montevideo in Uruguay, since 2010 Alfredo Mordezki has been Head of Latam fixed income at Santander Asset Management based in London. Alfredo runs corporate bond funds using a fundamental and value investment style. He graduated from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona with an Msc in International Economics in 1992 and Universidad de la República in Uruguay with an MSc in Economics and Finance in 1995.

Santander Asset Management

Alejandro Piñeros

Alejandro Piñeros

Chief Financial Officer

Frontera Energy

Alejandro Piñeros

Alejandro Piñeros

Chief Financial Officer at Frontera Energy

Frontera Energy

Norberto Quintana

Norberto Quintana

Norberto Quintana

Partner at Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight

Norberto Quintana

The pathway to fund Andean renewable energy projects: To what extent does growth in private energy PPAs make these projects bankable?

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 17:20pm (Europe/London)

  • Energy sector M&A in Chile and Colombia: What impact does this have on the renewable project pipeline?
  • What are the next steps in Colombia’s PPA renewables auction after submissions closed in February?
  • What are investors’ expectations for Chile’s upcoming clean energy auction?
  • How can local banks bridge the gap to finance in dollars and have more access to projects?
  • Is there a benefit for international banks to finance these projects local currency rather than USD?
  • Latin American success stories in financing renewable projects: What were the lessons learnt? What financial structures worked best? How can best practices be applied across the region?

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, operation and maintenance, and restructurings. He focuses on transportation projects, including public private partnerships (P3), thermal and renewable power, biofuels, water, mining, process plants and major manufacturing.

Nick has been recognized by Chambers USA, Nationwide Projects: PPP, 2018 – 2019 (Band 3); Nationwide Projects, 2017 – 2018. Clients told Chambers that Nick is “thorough and responsive”. Nick has also been recognized by The Legal 500 United States, Project Finance, 2014, 2016 – 2019; Renewable/Alternative Energy, 2017 – 2018; and Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, IFLR1000 Financial & Corporate Guide, Project Development, Project Finance – US, 2018 – 2019.

Nick's recent experience includes representing Ergon Peru on the financing of three off-grid solar concessions, for which the team was recognized as “Standout for Creating a New legal Standard” in The Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report North America 2018; Idaho Wind Partners on a 183 MW wind portfolio financing; the borrower in the project financing of a 200 MW US microgrid project; and a Canada based agent and lenders in a financing to back leverage a Spain based investor's equity in a US P3 water project.;

Bracewell

Nicolai Sarad

Speakers

Daniel Arango Uribe

Daniel Arango Uribe

Director of Financial Planning

Bancolombia

Daniel Arango Uribe

Daniel Arango Uribe

Director of Financial Planning at Bancolombia

Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. Holds an MBA with emphasis in finance from Tulane University.

5 years in Grupo Bancolombia, with extensive experience in investment banking by leading projects related to energy and natural resources

6 years of experience in leading companies in the electrical industry as Financial Planning Director in Celsia and CFO in HMV

Currently director of Energy and Natural Resources at Banca de Inversión Bancolombia

Bancolombia

Daniel Arango Uribe
Adrián Garza

Adrián Garza

Vice President, Senior Analyst

Moody's Investors Service

Adrián Garza

Adrián Garza

Vice President, Senior Analyst at Moody's Investors Service

Adrian is presently a Vice President - Senior Analyst in the Global Project and Infrastructure Finance Team. Adrian holds lead analytical responsibility for a portfolio of infrastructure companies and projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. The portfolio covers toll-roads, energy utilities, natural gas pipelines, airports, PPPs, and other infrastructure assets.

In his role, Adrian develops and conducts research on sector trends and industry related topics. He is a regular participant at high-profile market briefings, external conferences and media engagements. Adrian is also a spokesperson for Moody’s in Latin America for environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics.

Adrian’s experience in financial analysis spans for 15 years. Before joining Moody’s in 2010, he gained experience in investment banking where he executed transactions in the housing and publishing industries. Prior to that, he worked at a credit rating agency in the structured finance, project finance and sub-sovereign teams.

Adrian holds a MSc in Economics and Philosophy from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). Adrian is also a CFA charter holder.

Moody's Investors Service

Adrián Garza

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.

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

Sergio Arbalaez

Sergio Arbalaez

Sergio Arbalaez

Head of Financing at Matrix Renewables

Matrix Renewables

Kyle Joval

Kyle Joval

Director, Business and Corporate Development, Latin America

Northland Power

Kyle Joval

Kyle Joval

Director, Business and Corporate Development, Latin America at Northland Power

Kyle Joval is a Director in Northland Power’s Latin America development team. Kyle joined Northland in September 2017 from KPMG’s Toronto Corporate Finance team. Since joining Northland, Kyle has worked on transactions in a range of sectors, technologies and jurisdictions. Kyle was a key member of the transaction team which lead Northland’s acquisition of 99.2% of Colombian regulated distribution utility, Empresa de Energía de Boyacá S.A E.S.P (EBSA) in January 2020.

Northland Power

Andes’ transport and social development infrastructure (Healthcare, Sanitation, Housing): Who is investing and what role are bankers & infrastructure companies playing to finance these projects?

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 18:15pm (Europe/London)

  • Mini-perm funding vs. long tenors: What structures are available to finance transport projects during a pandemic?
  • To what extent are project sponsors and international banks expected to access the capital markets to fund the region’s 4 and 5G programmes?
  • Toll roads versus airport concessions: Where do investors and project sponsors see most potential for investment in 2021/22?
  • Which sanitation projects are coming to fruition this year, and how will they be financed?
  • What criteria do international banks focus on when selecting a social infrastructure project to finance? Where do use of proceeds rank on the scale?
  • Hospital and educational infrastructure: Are they specific sectors which have gained more traction to be financed as a result of COVID-19?
  • Lima Airport expansion: Updates and next steps

Moderator

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Project & Structured Finance, Latin America

SMBC

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Project & Structured Finance, Latin America at SMBC

David González joined SMBC New York in 2013 to head the infrastructure Latin America practice, covering transportation infrastructure (roads, ports, airports, rail, subways, etc), social infrastructure (schools, hospitals, detention centers, government buildings, etc), and water infrastructure (water treatment, irrigation, desalination, aqueducts, etc), and telecom (fiber optic, cell towers, data centers, etc).

Prior to joining SMBC, David worked as Executive Director for WestLB’ Infrastructure Americas Group in New York and as Vice President for BBVA’s Americas Project Finance Team in New York. Prior to that, David worked at Dexia New York’s Latin America Department and Standard & Poor’s Project Finance Latin America Team.

David has a long working experience in the Americas, where he has advised, structured and/or financed transactions worth over $50 billion (aggregate) in countries such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Uruguay, Argentina, Bermuda, and Aruba, among other counties.

David holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York and a BA from the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico.

SMBC

David Gonzalez

With over four centuries of history and rooted in the stability of Japan and growth of Asia, SMBC Group reaches out around the world to provide the advice, connections and support that create value. Our customers in Africa and MENA choose SMBC Group because we offer local knowledge and global expertise.

With one of the most extensive domestic and international branch networks of any Japanese bank, SMBC Group uses the strength of its extensive footprint with powerful capabilities in loan and debt capital markets, project and trade finance, and a wide range of other financial services to deliver customer-focused, integrated solutions.

African & MENA customers benefit from SMBC Group's position as a world leader in loan capital markets bookrunning and arranging of loan facilities, including structuring, pricing, advising, executing and distribution of syndicated loans. A specialist debt capital markets team can provide expert advice and execution in core markets for public and private bond issuance, and offer issuers with guidance through the process from structuring, documentation and legal requirements, to execution of relevant funding solutions and investor relations. Particular focus is dedicated to corporate and structured finance and emerging market benchmark transactions for distribution to an international investor audience.

Speakers

Michael Schuett

Michael Schuett

Vice Present and Head of Finance

Fraport

Michael Schuett

Michael Schuett

Vice Present and Head of Finance at Fraport

Fraport

Pablo Arroyave

Pablo Arroyave

Chief Financial Officer

Odinsa

Pablo Arroyave

Pablo Arroyave

Chief Financial Officer at Odinsa

Odinsa

Pablo Arroyave
Tiago Alves Caseiro

Tiago Alves Caseiro

Vice President, New Business Development

Mota-Engil Latin America

Tiago Alves Caseiro

Tiago Alves Caseiro

Vice President, New Business Development at Mota-Engil Latin America

Mota-Engil Latin America

A new frontier in financing structures: How can private placements and private debt offerings address the needs of long-term infrastructure projects?

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 19:00pm (Europe/London)

  • What is driving the growth of private placements across the Andean region?
  • How are these deals structured, and how does private debt differ from a typical bank relationship?
  • How can issuers attract funding from international institutional investors through private placements?
  • Understanding market capacity and sector appetite: What ticket sizes can the market stomach? Which sectors best lend themselves to private financing?

Moderator

Gláucia Calp

Gláucia Calp

Managing Director, Head of Latin America

Fitch Ratings

Gláucia Calp

Gláucia Calp

Managing Director, Head of Latin America at Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Gláucia Calp

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; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. 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

Paolo Matoto

Paolo Matoto

Executive Director, Private Placement Group

CIBC

Paolo Matoto

Paolo Matoto

Executive Director, Private Placement Group at CIBC

Paolo Matoto joined CIBC Capital Markets in 2018. He is an Executive Director in

the firm’s private placement team based in New York, focused on all aspects of the

origination, execution, and distribution of traditional debt private placements for

CIBC clients. He has executed over 150 transactions across a wide range of sectors

(in particular power, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources) globally, and

is experienced in both corporate and project/structured financings. As a senior

member of the private placement team, he is responsible for every facet of a

transaction. From client management, drafting of marketing materials, oversight

and negotiation of legal documentation, execution strategy, investor-marketing

discussions, through to pricing, book building, allocations and funding.

Mr. Matoto previously held a similar position at a well-known financial institution

for 10 years. He began his banking career in 2001 as part of a competing firm’s the

Global Syndicated Finance team and moved on to debt private placement roles at

other major financial institutions.

Mr. Matoto received a Master of International Affairs degree from

Columbia University in New York in 2001, with a concentration in finance

and economics.

CIBC

Paolo Matoto
Jorge Camiña

Jorge Camiña

Director, Infrastructure Debt

Allianz Global Investors

Jorge Camiña

Jorge Camiña

Director, Infrastructure Debt at Allianz Global Investors

Jorge Camiña joined Allianz Global Investors in June 2016 as Director within the Infrastructure Debt team based in New York. At AllianzGI, Jorge has spearheaded our energy investments in U.S. and our expansion into Latin America, including our first debt investment in Mexico, the El Encino-La Laguna gas pipeline and other like the Tres Hermanas & Marcona wind portfolio in Peru. Jorge lead the execution of renewable energy transactions in the Americas representing over 2 GW of installed generation capacity, including the 8point3, Moapa, Mount Signal 3 and California Flats solar PV projects and the Grande Prairie and Balko wind farms, while also has been involved in the transportation sector with the financing of the acquisition of Pocahontas Parkway in Virginia in 2016.

Prior to joining Jorge was Head of Project & Acquisition Finance for Santander in New York, leading a team responsible for non-recourse financing in North America. Jorge joined Santander in 2005 and held several positions in non-recourse financing in Madrid and with the Corporate Syndicated Loans group in New York. His background includes experience across transaction in Latin American, US and Europe, and segments ranging from Corporate Loans and Project Finance to Leveraged Buyouts. Prior to Santander he was with BBVA at the M&A Advisory Group in Madrid. He initiated his career with Arthur Andersen and ABN Amro Bank. Mr. Camiña received a BS from Deusto Business School, Bilbao, with specialization in Finance

Allianz Global Investors

Michael Shea

Michael Shea

Head of Structured Finance

Atlas Renewable Energy

Michael Shea

Michael Shea

Head of Structured Finance at Atlas Renewable Energy

Atlas Renewable Energy

Michael Shea
Juan Pablo Raffetto

Juan Pablo Raffetto

Vice President, Head of LATAM Infrastructure

MetLife

Juan Pablo Raffetto

Juan Pablo Raffetto

Vice President, Head of LATAM Infrastructure at MetLife

MetLife

Closing remarks

Tue 27th Apr 2021, 19:45pm (Europe/London)