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Bonds & Loans Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

LATIN AMERICA'S ONLY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE BRINGING TOGETHER BORROWERS, INVESTORS AND BANKERS

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600+ Attendees | 80+ Expert Speakers | 300+ Sovereign, Corporate & FI Borrowers | 80+Investors | 20+ Countries

As Latin America adjusts to the new normal, this event gathered 600 key players in Latin America's capital markets community and featured 80+ expert speakers. This was a fantastic opportunity to initiate an unlimited number of new business connections via our networking directory; hear first-hand how the rest of the market are navigating current challenges and opportunities; and check-in with your industry’s leaders.

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Opening remarks: Themes that emerged from a year never to be forgotten

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 13:50pm (Europe/London)

Speaker

Katia Bouazza

Katia Bouazza

Vice Chair, Capital Markets, Americas

HSBC

Katia Bouazza

Katia Bouazza

Vice Chair, Capital Markets, Americas at HSBC

Katia Bouazza is the Vice Chair for Global Banking Americas focusing on Capital Markets. She leads HSBC’s client coverage across all sectors for the origination and execution of capital markets for the region. Bouazza started her HSBC career in 1996 and has over 25 years of banking experience.

Bouazza has held a number of senior roles at HSBC including most recently Head of Latin America. Bouazza led coverage and product teams in NY and the region including, global corporate banking, investment banking and capital financing units.

Under Bouazza’s stewardship, the bank has won a number of major industry accolades including Best Bank in Mexico from Euromoney 2019, Loan House of the year from Latin Finance in 2019, and Most Innovative Investment Bank for Emerging Markets by The Banker for 2019.

Bouazza is a member of GB Leadership Team and is champion for diversity and inclusion, leading efforts internally and externally on female empowerment. She is an active advocate of gender equality, mentorship, and creating a working environment in which others can succeed.

Bouazza has been recognised by American Banker as one of the top 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance for the past eight years.

Bouazza is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a board member of the Grace Institute (a non-profit organisation dedicated to education and training low income women).

She holds an MBA in Finance from University of Southern California and is fluent in English, French, and Spanish.

HSBC

Katia Bouazza

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.

How are different Latin governments responding to volatility in a post-Covid economy? How much funding do governments need and which markets will they access?

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 14:00pm (Europe/London)

  • How effective are the fiscal and monetary measures to boost the Latin American economies?
  • Sovereign liquidity and debt management: How much more funding is needed to deliver on their economic plans?
  • Supporting local issuers to access the international and local markets: What are government plans?

Moderator

Alexei Remizov

Alexei Remizov

Managing Director, Latin America, Global Capital Markets

HSBC

Alexei Remizov

Alexei Remizov

Managing Director, Latin America, Global 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

Luis Felipe Vital

Luis Felipe Vital

Luis Felipe Vital

Head of Public Debt at National Treasury, Brazil

Luis Felipe Vital is the Head of Public Debt Operations at the Brazil National Treasury. His responsabilities include domestic and external public debt operations, fixed income market development, short term public debt strategy and sovereign guarantees. Luis has 14 years of experience in Public Debt and Fiscal Planning and is the former Deputy Head of Fiscal Planning and Deputy Head of the Brazil Sovereign Wealth Fund. He is a CFA Charterholder, holds a Phd in Economics from the Catholic University of Brasilia and was a visiting scholar at Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Luis has over 10 years of experience as professor of Risk Management, Derivatives and Fixed Income at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV-DF) and IBMEC DF graduate schools. He has published academic papers in the Journal of Applied Economics, International Journal of Economic Theory, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade beside others. ​

National Treasury, Brazil

Maria Jose Martinez

Maria Jose Martinez

Maria Jose Martinez

Vice Minister, Public Debt Office at Ministry of Finance, Dominican Republic

Ministry of Finance, Dominican Republic

Herman Kamil

Herman Kamil

Herman Kamil

Head of Sovereign Debt Management at Ministry of Economy and Finance, Uruguay

Mr. Herman Kamil is the Head of the the Debt Management Office (DMO) at the Minister of Economy and Finance of Uruguay. He joined the Ministry in 2015, and has continued in his role under the new administration that took office in 2020. Before joining the government, he worked for 10 years at the International Monetary Fund. There, he held diferents positions in the Western Hemisphere and International Capital Market departments. He has a Bachelors Degree from the University of the Republic in Uruguay, and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Global Markets magazine recently named Uruguay´s DMO as the best Sovereign Debt Management Office in Latin America during 2020.

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Uruguay

Renzo Merino

Renzo Merino

Assistant Vice-President, Sovereign Risk Group

Moody's Investors Service

Renzo Merino

Renzo Merino

Assistant Vice-President, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Investors Service

Renzo Merino is an Assistant Vice-President – Analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service. He joined Moody’s in 2011 and has been a lead analyst for sovereign and supranational ratings in Latin America since 2014. His portfolio includes Colombia, Panama, and Uruguay, as well as The Bahamas. He is also the lead analyst for the Inter-American Development Bank and the Inter-American Investment Corporation.

Renzo has also published research on credit-relevant issues affecting the Latin American region, including trade exposures, sovereign debt structures, and institutions. Renzo was part of the group that developed the Rating Methodology for Multilateral Development Banks and Other Supranational Entities and the corresponding scorecard.

Prior to joining Moody’s, Renzo was a Country Risk Analyst for Latin America at Business Monitor International (BMI). He graduated from New York University with an MA in Economics and also holds a BA in Economics, with a minor in Political Science, from the University of Pennsylvania. Renzo also completed post-baccalaureate studies at Columbia University. Renzo is fluent in Spanish.

Moody's Investors Service

Renzo Merino

Optimising capital structures in a crisis: How top tier corporates have adapted their finance and investments during and in response to the health crisis

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 14:45pm (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?
  • How will a post-COVID economy affect the ability of Multi-Latin companies to secure cost-competitive funding?

Moderator

Rodrigo García de León

Rodrigo García de León

Rodrigo García de León

Executive Director at Mizuho

Rodrigo has more than 10 years of experience in capital markets. Since joining HSBC in 2007, he has participated in numerous transactions in several currencies and markets, including plain vanilla bond issuances, ABS structures, debt restructuring processes, acquisition financings and numerous loan syndications throughout Latin America. Prior to joining HSBC, he worked in Evercore Partners and the Mexican Ministry of Finance. Rodrigo holds a BSc in Economics from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México; he is a native Spanish speaker and is fluent in English.

Mizuho

Rodrigo García de León

Speakers

Esteban Piedrahita Montoya

Esteban Piedrahita Montoya

Chief Financial Officer

Celsia

Esteban Piedrahita Montoya

Esteban Piedrahita Montoya

Chief Financial Officer at Celsia

Esteban Piedrahita graduated in Administrative Engineering from the Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia, held a Global MBA with emphasis in International Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management and Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Mr Piedrahita started his career in Procter & Gamble and in 2006 joined Compania Colombiana de Inversiones S.A. E.S.P. (now Celsia S.A.) where he has served different positions as Project Manager, Strategy Manager and since 2011 he is the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Piedrahita serves in different boards of the operating companies throughout Colombia, Panamá and Costa Rica.

Celsia

Jorge Padilla Ezeta

Jorge Padilla Ezeta

Chief Financial Officer

Grupo Kuo

Jorge Padilla Ezeta

Jorge Padilla Ezeta

Chief Financial Officer at Grupo Kuo

Mr. Padilla has over 20+ years of experience in activities that include corporate finance, risk, portfolio management, m&a, turnarounds, liability management, operational and financial restructuring, risk management and financial analysis. Prior to joining Grupo Kuo, Mr. Padilla was a Managing Director at GE Capital. He also served as Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal, a global restructuring firm, where he advised numerous clients on turnarounds and restructuring processes. Mr. Padilla has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and holds a Master in Business Administration from IPADE.

Grupo Kuo

Jorge Tabares

Jorge Tabares

Jorge Tabares

Chief Financial Officer at Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB)

Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB)

Jorge Tabares
Pedro Freitas

Pedro Freitas

Chief Financial Officer

Braskem

Pedro Freitas

Pedro Freitas

Chief Financial Officer at Braskem

Braskem

Arthur Rubin

Arthur Rubin

Head of Latin America DCM

SMBC

Arthur Rubin

Arthur Rubin

Head of Latin America DCM at SMBC

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

Arthur Rubin

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.

Daniel Kastholm

Daniel Kastholm

Daniel Kastholm

Managing Director at Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Daniel Kastholm

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

Ratings and capital flows: How are downgrades going to impact investor demand for Latin American credit?

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 15:30pm (Europe/London)

  • Ratings, cliff risk and the capital markets: How will downgrades impact capital flows in Latin America?
  • What the yield: Analysing sovereign curves and local interest rates to assess upcoming issuance and capital markets activity

Moderator

Julyana Yokota

Julyana Yokota

Senior Director and Sector Lead, Infrastructure Ratings

S&P Global Ratings

Julyana Yokota

Julyana Yokota

Senior Director and Sector Lead, Infrastructure Ratings at S&P Global Ratings

Julyana Yokota joined S&P Global Ratings in 2013 in the Infrastructure Ratings Group in Latin America.
Before joining S&P Global Ratings, Julyana worked for 15 years in the banking industry, including Itau, Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas. She holds a BA in Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo and a graduate degree in Finance from Insper Institute of Education and Research.

S&P Global Ratings

Julyana Yokota

Speakers

Nick Eisinger

Nick Eisinger

Portfolio Manager, Co-Head of Global Emerging Markets Active Fixed Income

Vanguard

Nick Eisinger

Nick Eisinger

Portfolio Manager, Co-Head of Global Emerging Markets Active Fixed Income at Vanguard

Nick Eisinger is a principal and co-head of the Vanguard Emerging Markets active funds. In addition he is a senior member of the global (credit) asset allocation committee.

The EM funds invest in hard currency sovereign/quasi sovereign bonds, as well as local currency rates and FX, and some private corporates. EM strategies are made on a standalone basis in two dedicated EM funds, and across the various Vanguard global multi-sector active FI funds. The team manages around USD12bn across its active EM franchise.

Nick previously worked at Fidelity Investments on global bond markets (EM and developed) and macro strategy. Nick has also worked at Deutsche Bank in London on structuring asset-backed transactions across the Middle East and Emerging Europe.

Nick was previously head of the emerging markets securitization team at Fitch in London, and before that worked in global sovereign ratings, also at Fitch, for over 7 years.

Nick graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a 2.1 in modern languages, and also holds a MSc. Post Graduate degree in Latin American Politics and Economics from London University.

Vanguard

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

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

Sergey Dergachev

Sergey Dergachev

Functional Head of Emerging Markets Corporates

Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH

Sergey Dergachev

Sergey Dergachev

Functional Head of Emerging Markets Corporates at Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH

Sergey Dergachev joined Union Investment´s fixed income portfolio management team in April 2008. As Functional Head Emerging Markets Corporate Debt and Senior Portfolio Manager, he is responsible for the emerging markets corporate bonds unit, which he has built up at Union Investment since 2009. In addition to that, Sergey plays a vital role in developing and promoting ESG themes and integration for EM debt portfolios at Union Investment. Prior to joining Union Investment, he worked at Frankfurt Trust from 2006 till 2008, as portfolio manager managing emerging markets fixed income debt portfolios (sovereign and corporate debt).

Sergey studied international business administration at the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel, as well as at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Rouen and the University of Westminster in London. In addition to that, Sergey is a certified chartered financial analyst (CFA), financial risk manager (FRM) and chartered alternative investment analyst (CAIA). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Durham.

Union Investment Privatfonds GmbH

Jack Deino

Jack Deino

Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Fixed Income

Blackrock

Jack Deino

Jack Deino

Head of Emerging Markets Corporate Fixed Income at Blackrock

Jack Deino is Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income Portfolio Management and a senior portfolio manager at Invesco. In addition to overseeing overall EM debt portfolio management and trading, Mr. Deino is the lead Portfolio Manager for Invesco’s emerging markets sovereign and corporate credit portfolios.

Mr. Deino joined Invesco in 2006 and has more than 21 years of experience trading, analysing and investing in Emerging Markets securities. He has been involved in the restructuring of diverse credits on a global basis and has played an instrumental role in developing and implementing the emerging markets credit research process at Invesco as well as at previous firms. Mr. Deino has held positions at Inverlat International, Daiwa Securities America, Zephyr Management, Orix Capital Markets and APS Financial Corp.

Mr. Deino earned a BA degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish, Conversant in French, and has knowledge of basic Mandarin. He is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute.

Blackrock

Jack Deino

Transitioning finance: Why issuers will increasingly incorporate ESG and SDG themed bonds and loans to drive down cost of funding

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 16:10pm (Europe/London)

  • USD vs. local currency, green vs. vanilla: How does pricing for a USD denominated green transaction compare to vanilla? How does this change when looking at local currency?
  • E vs. S vs. G: How much importance are issuers placing on each of the three ESG criterion when looking to issue?
  • Bank vs. capital market financing: Where can potential issuers source funding to go green? How does the price of funding compare?

Moderator

Francisco Romano

Francisco Romano

Director, Investment Banking

Banco Sabadell

Francisco Romano

Francisco Romano

Director, Investment Banking at Banco Sabadell

Francisco has 20 years of experience in the financial sector, and is currently

Director of Investment Banking at Banco Sabadell. He previously served as

head of “Debt Capital Markets” in Citibanamex originating, structuring and

placing debt for 15 years (2002-2016).

He has participated in transactions of International Bonds, Securities

Certificates, Sustainable Bonds Securities Mezzanine Debt, IPO’s of Bonds

(GDNs, Foreign Issuers, Europesos) as well as at Equity Research at Accival as

head of the Specialized Retail sector for 5 years (1996-2000).

Francisco is an Industrial Engineer from Universidad Iberoamericana, and has

an MBA at ESADE / NYU in Finance; developing his academic knowledge in the

United States, Canada, Spain and Mexico.

Banco Sabadell

Francisco Romano

Speakers

Andrés García

Andrés García

Managing Director, Global Client Coverage Colombia

BBVA

Andrés García

Andrés García

Managing Director, Global Client Coverage Colombia at BBVA

19 years of experience in Financial Markets as well as Corporate and FIG Banking

•Andres leads local coverage team for Corporate, FIG and Financial Sponsor clients

•Andrés joined Corporate Coverage team in BBVA Colombia in 2013 as responsible for relationship with Utilities and Energy clients

•Previously, Andrés headed Sales & Structuring Desk in Global Markets where he was responsible for origination, structuring and execution of derivatives and other global markets products for both corporate and institutional clients in Colombia.

•Holds a Finance and International Relationship degree of Universidad Externado de Colombia and postgraduate studies in Investment Banking (CESA) and Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Universidad de Barcelona)

BBVA

Andrés García
Adriana Cruz Felix

Adriana Cruz Felix

Head of Sustainable Finance Research

Vigeo Eiris

Adriana Cruz Felix

Adriana Cruz Felix

Head of Sustainable Finance Research at Vigeo Eiris

Vigeo Eiris

Adriana Cruz Felix
Aaron E. Franklin

Aaron E. Franklin

Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance,

SMBC

Aaron E. Franklin

Aaron E. Franklin

Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, at SMBC

Aaron Franklin works with companies to integrate their Environmental Social Governance (ESG) performance and strategy into their financings, including structuring and executing green bonds, sustainability-linked loans and related instruments.

Aaron Franklin has more than five years experience in sustainable finance, previously serving as the Global Coordinator for Sustainable Capital Markets for a major international law firm and subject matter expert for all sustainable financings, and more than 10 years experience in international finance.

Aaron has executed many sustainable finance transactions, including green bonds and loans for clients ranging from some of the largest corporate issuers to diversified high-yield companies as well as the first-ever bond with an interest rate adjustment linked to achieving a sustainability performance target. Aaron publishes frequently on topics related to sustainable finance and has served on the Advisory Council to the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee.

Aaron’s key expertise is in structuring and drafting sustainable finance frameworks; identifying material KPI and setting ambitious sustainability performance targets in sustainability-linked loans, and analysing of industry trends and developments.

Aaron has a B.S. from Cornell University focusing on international development and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Centre.

SMBC

Aaron E. Franklin

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.

Alessia Falsarone

Alessia Falsarone

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing

Pinebridge Investments

Alessia Falsarone

Alessia Falsarone

Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investing at Pinebridge Investments

Alessia Falsarone is a Managing Director in the Global Fixed Income team at PineBridge Investments in New York, a private, global asset manager focused on active, high-conviction investing. As Head of Sustainable Investing, she brings an integrated portfolio management lens to the investigation of the Environmental, Social and Governance practices of global organizations that access developed credit markets. Previously, Ms. Falsarone served as Vice President of Global Investments in the office of the CIO at Citigroup, responsible for portfolio allocation of strategic co-investments as well as international client advisory. Ms. Falsarone was also a quantitative strategist on Citigroup's institutional desk in San Francisco. She started her career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse. Ms. Falsarone is a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a Standards Advisory Group member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), and a member of the UN PRI Advisory Committee on Credit Risk. Ms. Falsarone is an alumna of Stanford University, the MIT Sloan School of Business and the Bocconi University School of Economics.

Pinebridge Investments

Andres Perez

Andres Perez

Head of International Finance

Ministry of Finance, Chile

Andres Perez

Andres Perez

Head of International Finance at Ministry of Finance, 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, Chile

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

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 16:50pm (Europe/London)

  • Underwriting syndications vs club deals: Which structures are banks favouring as we head into 2021?
  • Assessing local market liquidity: How do local banks’ appetite for offering favourable pricing and tenor vary across Latin America?
  • To what extent are international banks willing to lend on long-term projects, if there are rating downgrades on the horizon?

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

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

Felipe Pinto

Felipe Pinto

Felipe Pinto

Director at Mizuho

Felipe joined Mizuho Securities in August 2019 as a Director to focus on the origination and distribution of loan syndication transactions across Latin America.

Prior to joining Mizuho, Felipe worked for over 9 years in New York at ING, Sumitomo Mitsui Baking Corporation and BBVA in the loan syndications group covering corporate and project finance transactions in Latin America. Felipe has led and closed multiple syndicated loan transactions in the ECA, Corporate and Project Finance space across numerous industries. Additionally, Mr. Pinto has experience working with credit risk and political insurers active in Latin America. Mr. Pinto holds a BBA in Finance and Investments from the Zicklin School of Business in New York and is fluent in English and Spanish

Mizuho

Felipe Pinto
Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Loan Capital Markets

SMBC

Sara Pirzada

Sara Pirzada

Managing Director, Loan Capital Markets 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.

Mauricio Hidalgo

Mauricio Hidalgo

Managing Director & Head of Loan Syndicate Americas

BBVA

Mauricio Hidalgo

Mauricio Hidalgo

Managing Director & Head of Loan Syndicate Americas at BBVA

Mauricio joined BBVA Loan Syndicate & Sales - LatAm in New York coming from the BBVA Loan Syndications desk in London where he did origination,

structuring, underwriting and syndicated corporate transactions in multiple industries in most Western European countries and Russia.

Previously, he was part of the Debt Capital Markets team in London, Madrid and Mexico at BBVA. He has more than 22 years

experience in the International Loan markets with BBVA and he also has experience in Real Estate consulting and M&A advisory. Currently, he leads the Loan Syndicate & Sales Latam team covering Latin American corporate and structured transactions in local currency and crossborder.

Mauricio holds an MBA from IPADE and a BS in Administration & Finance from ITAM in Mexico.

BBVA

Mauricio Hidalgo

Offshore investors of local currency bonds issued under international law: Unbundling the complexities of cross-border restructuring

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 17:30pm (Europe/London)

  • One size does not fit all: How to restructure debt country-by-country, jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction
  • What should creditors and debtors expect before entering a restructuring?
  • Reprofiling vs. haircuts: What methods are different Latin countries taking to restructure debt?

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

Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Senior Managing Director – Sovereign Advisory

Guggenheim Partners

Mark Walker

Mark Walker

Senior Managing Director – Sovereign Advisory at Guggenheim Partners

Mark Walker has 40 years of experience advising more than 20 countries around the world on complex financial matters.

Prior to joining Guggenheim Securities, Mark was head of sovereign advisory at Millstein & Co. and Rothschild London and a Senior Advisor at Lazard Paris. Mark led the

Rothschild team that advised Cyprus during its financial crisis in 2013 and co-led the Lazard team that advised Greece in 2011 and 2012 on the first sovereign debt restructuring

of a Eurozone country and the largest sovereign debt restructuring ever. Mark also advised the governmental authorities of Greece and Cyprus in their negotiations with the IMF,

the European Commission and the European Central Bank and is currently advising the Venezuelan bondholders committee. Mark has worked with the IMF and other official

bodies in seeking to improve the practices followed by debtors and creditors in dealing with liquidity and solvency problems of heavily indebted states. Mark has lived and

worked in Paris, Brussels and London and has spent substantial time working in Latin American and Asia.

Mark was a partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP from 1975 to 2011 and the firm’s Global Managing Partner from 2005 to 2011. He led and co-founded that firm’s

premier sovereign practice and developed much of the documentation that set the standard for sovereign debt restructurings during the 1980s and 1990s. Mark received a law

degree from Yale Law School and a B.A. in English literature from Stanford University.

Guggenheim Partners

Brock Edgar

Brock Edgar

Senior Managing Director

FTI Consulting

Brock Edgar

Brock Edgar

Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting

Brock Edgar specialises in large, multi-national restructuring assignments in Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. Mr. Edgar has over 25 years of experience, including expertise in the construction (including cement), auto parts, manufacturing (steel), retail, transportation, distribution, oil and gas, telecom, media, communications, mining, hotels, and financial service sectors, and the formulation of in- and out-of-court restructuring plans. ​

To date, his assignments have involved the successful restructuring of more than USD$150 billion of indebtedness. ​

Recent major Latin American related restructurings include Constellation S.A., a Brazilian oil and gas offshore driller; Oi S.A., one of Brazil’s largest telecom groups; the Sovereign Restructuring of Barbados; Empresas ICA, one of Latin America’s largest construction companies; OAS S.A., one of Brazil’s largest construction companies; and, Automotores Gildemeister, an importer and retailer of Hyundai cars. ​

Mr. Edgar has advised either the creditors or the company in almost all of the significant Mexican manufacturers who have reorganised their financial indebtedness during the last 25 years. ​

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Edgar was a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Corporate Recovery area.

FTI Consulting

Laura Ramirez

Laura Ramirez

Vice President, Investment Banking

Goldman Sachs

Laura Ramirez

Laura Ramirez

Vice President, Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs

Dollar funding for local projects: How to re-attract international investors to Colombia’s 5G infrastructure programme

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 18:00pm (Europe/London)

  • How much external investment is needed to support the 5G infrastructure drive?
  • How do hedging costs and ability to reconcile currency affect the diversity of investors who are willing to put money on the table?
  • Bank funding vs. multilateral vs. capital markets: Which is the best avenue to boost liquidity and reignite investor appetite?

Moderator

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure Latin America

SMBC

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Infrastructure 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

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director

John Laing

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director at John Laing

Estefania Leon joined the Bogotá team of John Laing in 2020 as Investment Director. Previously she was Head of Infrastructure and Energy Co-Lead at leading Colombian investment bank Inverlink. Ms Leon has focused her career in public and private sector expertise and has worked on a wide range of 4G PPP projects, private initiatives and core plus infrastructure projects.

John Laing

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance, Colombia

Itau

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance, Colombia at Itau

  • 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

Jaime Otero

How is Mexico’s Ministry of Finance preserving its Investment Grade rating through market volatility?

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 18:45pm (Europe/London)

Speaker

Gabriel Yorio

Gabriel Yorio

Gabriel Yorio

Deputy Finance Minister at Ministry of Finance, Mexico

Gabriel Yorio serves as Deputy Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico. Prior to his present position, he served as Head of the Public Credit & International Affairs Unit at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico.

In the professional field, Gabriel Yorio has specialised in the public sector and has been international consultant on financial management at The World Bank Governance Global Practice office in Washington, D.C.

Prior to that, Mr. Yorio was appointed Deputy Director of Technical and Financial Assistance and Financial Advisory Manager, both at the National Bank for Infrastructure and Public Services (BANOBRAS). He also held the position of Director of Public Debt, Director of Funds, Operations and Securities Custody and Deputy Director of Financial Operations at the Ministry of Finance in the Mexico City Government.

Gabriel Yorio holds a B.A. in Economics from the Technological Institute and Superior Studies of Monterrey (Tecnológico de Monterrey), a M.A. in Economics from El Colegio de México and an M.A. in Policy Management from Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy.

Ministry of Finance, Mexico

How will the new US administration’s economic agenda affect Mexico’s own monetary policy and market activity?

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 19:15pm (Europe/London)

  • MXP pegged to the USD and ratification of USMCA: How have US interest rates and trade relationships impacted capital flows in and out of Mexico?
  • What do investors, lenders and issuers expect to see from Mexican monetary policy and fiscal developments to aid economic recovery in 2021?
  • What impact will Mexican mid-term elections have on FDI for energy and infrastructure projects in 2021/22?

Speaker

Mario Correa

Mario Correa

Chief Economist, México

Scotiabank

Mario Correa

Mario Correa

Chief Economist, México at Scotiabank

Masters Degree in Finances (Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico, ITAM)

B.S. degree in Economics (ITAM)

Chief Economist of Scotiabank Mexico

Vice president of the Economic Research

Committee of IMEF

30 years of experience as an Economist

Vast experience as a speaker of economic issues and commentator on the media

· Youtuber with his 4 year old channel: Economía en Breve where he post a weekly comment on the most relevant issues for the Mexican economy.

Previous Experience:

· External Sector Analyst, at the General Direction of Economic and Social Policy, Ministry of Budget (Now disappeared) 1987

· Chief of the Forecasting and Estimation Department at the General Direction of Hacienda Planning, Ministry of Finance 1989

· Deputy Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, General Direction of Hacienda Planning, Ministry of Finance 1990

· Macroeconomic Professor, ITAM. 1991

· Research Associate, Analysis and Economic Research Center (CAIE-ITAM). 1992

· Economic Research Manager and Deputy Director of the Economic Research Department of Scotiabank Mexico. 1994

· Deputy Director of Economic Research and Money Market Analysis, Inverlat Casa de Bolsa. 1996

· Invited Columnist of the newspaper “El Financiero” 2010-2011

Scotiabank

Mario Correa

How can local Mexican issuers access funding in 2021? Are both the bonds and loans markets available options? What structures are available for long-term funding?

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 19:45pm (Europe/London)

  • How do Mexican treasury and funding teams interpret ongoing market volatility? What do borrowers need to see before coming back to market?
  • Assessing corporate funding methods pre and post pandemic: How do treasurers now view long-term funding?
  • Afores, Fibras and bank funding: Understanding the diversified funding options available to restart capital market activity

Moderator

Yamur Muñoz

Yamur Muñoz

Director, Head of Debt and Equity Capital Markets Origination

HSBC

Yamur Muñoz

Yamur Muñoz

Director, Head of Debt and Equity Capital Markets Origination at HSBC

HSBC

Yamur Muñoz

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

Fernando Álvarez

Fernando Álvarez

Chief Financial Officer

Fibra Uno

Fernando Álvarez

Fernando Álvarez

Chief Financial Officer at Fibra Uno

Fibra Uno

Carlos Ochoa

Carlos Ochoa

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Credito Real

Carlos Ochoa

Carlos Ochoa

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Credito Real

Credito Real

Roberto Guerra

Roberto Guerra

Managing Director

PCR Verum

Roberto Guerra

Roberto Guerra

Managing Director at PCR Verum

Roberto Guerra is currently the CEO of PCR Verum. Previously, Mr. Guerra was the Head of the Analytical Team at PCR Verum, responsible for developing its rating methodologies and overseeing every topic related to the ratings process at the agency. Before joining PCR Verum, Mr. Guerra was a Senior Director at Fitch Ratings’ Latin America Corporate Group and Global Infrastructure Group, covering companies and projects in diverse industries across the region; he was also an analyst in the Corporate Banking Group for Banco Santander in Paris, France. His studies include a BS in Economics from ITESM, and an MBA with specialization in finance from École de Ponts Business School in Paris, France.

PCR Verum

Roberto Guerra
Miguel Siliceo

Miguel Siliceo

Chief Financial Officer

Bancomext

Miguel Siliceo

Miguel Siliceo

Chief Financial Officer at Bancomext

Miguel Siliceo is currently Deputy General Director of DCM & International Relationships at the National Bank for Foreign Trade (Bancomext), responsible of DCM as for the relationship with Financial Intermediaries an International Organisations. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for seven years.


Before joining Bancomext, he worked for five years at the National Bank of Public Services (Banobras) as Chief Administrative Officer, responsible for the administration of human and material resources for Mexico’s federal infrastructure bank; formalisation and follow-up of contracts for goods and services; Member of the Finance Committee and Member of the Administrative Board of the Bank.

From January 1995 to November 2007, Miguel Siliceo was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of International Finance at Bancomext, responsible for the strategic financial planning and implementation; Member of the Board of Directors; Chairman of the Finance and Credit Committee; responsible for the preparation and publication of Financial Statements; liability management and treasury management, including derivatives, structured finance, currencies and hedge operations; responsible for the negotiation and implementation of programs and projects supported by the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank; leader and coordinator of the work that led to the creation of the FOMECAR, a federal carbon credit trust.

His past professional experience includes having served as External Credit Coordination Officer, Infrastructure Projects Financing Officer and External Credit Deputy Officer in the Ministry of Finance from 1984 to 1995.

Mr. Siliceo earned a Bachelor’s in Economics and a Master Degree at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. He also holds an MSc in Economics, University of London, and a Diploma in Economics, London School of Economics and Social Science.

Bancomext

Alejandro Sainz

Alejandro Sainz

Alejandro Sainz

Partner at Cervantes Sainz

Alejandro Sainz is a founding partner of Cervantes Sainz. He chairs the restructurings and insolvency practice area and is a member of the financial and mergers and acquisitions practice groups. 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), Financing and Corporate Reorganizations, as well as in the purchase & sale of assets in special situations and distress. Throughout his experience, he has represented clients 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 businessmen 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.

Cervantes Sainz

Alejandro Sainz

What is the status of Mexican energy projects post-COVID?

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 20:30pm (Europe/London)

  • What are the government’s plans to boost capital into the private energy sector? Where is the government looking for this investment?
  • How can Mexican developers re-engage international interest for energy projects?
  • How will renewable projects be financed post 2021/22? Which markets can be tapped to access new capital? For how long will energy tariffs remain stable?
  • ECAs, DFIs and IFIs: Will their appetite to lend to energy projects in Mexico change in light of the slowdown of energy auctions? How can developers secure more funding from these lenders?

Moderator

Carlos Ochoa

Carlos Ochoa

Carlos Ochoa

Partner at Holland and Knight

Carlos A. Ochoa Valenzuela is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. He focuses his practice on energy, infrastructure, real estate, corporate services, project finance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), arbitration and litigation. Mr. Ochoa has more than 18 years of experience working in the energy and infrastructure sector. He has extensive experience in the areas of electricity, oil and gas.

Mr. Ochoa's practice includes a focus on local and cross-border energy, infrastructure and real estate transactions. In addition, he participated in the implementation of the 2013 Mexican Energy Reforms.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Ochoa served as the legal chief for international investment and legal affairs at the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Ochoa also worked as the director of the Hydrocarbons Regulatory Department at the Ministry of Energy from 2010 to 2011. He served as the legal chief for commercial and real estate affairs at Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LyFC) from 2007 to 2009, and was the senior attorney appointed to the Legal Processes Area of the General Attorney's Office of Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) from 2002 to 2007.

Holland and Knight

Carlos Ochoa

Speakers

Mauricio del Valle

Mauricio del Valle

Chief Financial Officer

Saavi Energía

Mauricio del Valle

Mauricio del Valle

Chief Financial Officer at Saavi Energía

Mauricio Del Valle is the Chief Financial Officer of Saavi Energia since 2018, and has over two decades of experience in finance, focused on the power and utility sector. Prior to Saavi Energia, he spent five years at Calpine Corporation (Fortune 500, ex-NYSE: CPN) of Houston, Texas where he held multiple senior leadership positions, including Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Risk Officer. Mauricio has twelve years of Investment Banking experience, predominantly in New York City with Morgan Stanley’s Investment Banking, Global Power and Utility Group. He has substantial transaction expertise in mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity capital markets transactions across the capital spectrum. Mauricio holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia, a Masters of Finance from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and a Bachelor of Science, Actuary, degree from ITAM.

Saavi Energía

José Antonio Aguilar

José Antonio Aguilar

Chief Executive Officer

Vive Energía

José Antonio Aguilar

José Antonio Aguilar

Chief Executive Officer at Vive Energía

EL MAESTRO JOSÉ ANTONIO AGUILAR es licenciado en economía (ITAM) con maestría en administración de empresas (Georgetown University), encabeza en su papel de Principal, las finanzas y la administración de Vive Energía SAPI de CV. El maestro José Antonio Aguilar, ha sido una pieza clave en la financiación de proyectos de desarrollo de energías renovables en México.

DESTACAN ENTRE OTRAS, SUS POSICIONES COMO: Senior Investment Officer de la Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC) del Banco Mundial, Director General Adjunto de Banca de Inversión en Nacional Financiera, Director General de Acciona Energía México, Vicepresidente de Desarrollo de Proyectos en Suez Tractebel, Director de Desarrollo de Negocios en Enron, Adicionalmente ha participado como Consejero en las empresas Médica Sur, Macma y Mifel (empresas públicas) y presidido la Corporación Mexicana de Inversiones de Capital (Fondo de Fondos), y el Fondo Mexico Ventures.

Participación como miembro del Comité de Analista Independiente de la Bolsa Mexicana de Valores y del Comité de Inversiones del Fondo FICA Agro PYME de FOCIR, así como Presidente del Comité de Infraestructura del IMEF.

Vive Energía

Lucas Aristizabal

Lucas Aristizabal

Senior Director, Latin America Corporate Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Lucas Aristizabal

Lucas Aristizabal

Senior Director, Latin America Corporate Ratings at Fitch Ratings

Lucas Aristizabal is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ Latin American corporates group. His primary areas of expertise are the electric-power utilities and energy (oil and gas) industries, for which he is the primary analyst for robust portfolio of credits. Mr. Aristizabal began his career at Fitch in 2002. While at Fitch, Lucas has worked in a number of rating transactions with different levels of complexity, ranging from single-unit power plants to multinational corporations with diverse risks and business lines.

Mr. Aristizabal has authored several credit analysis and special reports focusing on electric-power and energy in Latin America. Mr. Aristizabal earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce and Economics from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. He also earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Finance, Economics, and Accounting.

Fitch Ratings

Lucas Aristizabal

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

Diego Folino

Diego Folino

Regional Head, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

UK Export Finance

Diego Folino

Diego Folino

Regional Head, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean at UK Export Finance

Diego Folino is an accomplished Chief Executive level with 25+ years of experience within the International Financial Sector (Management, Corporate and Investment banking, Wealth Management and Innovation).

Well recognised in the financial market for his results, capacity to lead transformational change, strong leadership, and excellent interpersonal skills with a broad multicultural background.

Founding Partner of Tinto Capital, a private firm focused on business development, investment banking, advisory on capital solutions and wealth management for local and international clients.

Currently Diego is the Regional Head of UK Export Finance for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean based in Mexico City with office within the British Embassy in Mexico.

Some of the previous positions worth mentioning from his professional career includes:

Deputy CEO of Bank of China Mexico, President and CEO of Bank of New York Mellon México & Latam Head of Innovation, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank International in the US (former American Express Bank), Americas Regional Head of private banking for Standard Chartered, Mexico Country Head Standard Chartered Bank and several senior business positions at Bank of America Mexico, over his 10+ years with the bank.

Bachelor in Business Administration from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), with executive program studies at the Said Business School from Oxford University.

Active member of Pro-Valle, a non-profit organisation focused on the preservation of natural resources and proper development of Valle de Bravo and its lake in the State of Mexico, Mexico.

UK Export Finance

Diego Folino
Ruben Cruz

Ruben Cruz

Lead Partner of Energy and Natural Resources

KPMG

Ruben Cruz

Ruben Cruz

Lead Partner of Energy and Natural Resources at KPMG

Within the energy and natural resources sector (ENR), Ruben has provided services or has been counterpart of companies operating in the oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, mining and water industries. He has 25 years of experience in corporate finance in debt and equity transactions advising companies in different industries in regard to the structuring, promotion, negotiation and closing of M&A transactions and strategic alliances. Ruben is member of the Energy Committees of the British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham), American Chamber (AmCham), the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (IMEF) and head of ANZMEX Energy Group. Ruben holds a master degree in Business Administration.

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Dentro del sector de energía y recursos naturales (ENR), Rubén ha prestado servicios o ha sido contraparte de empresas que operan en las industrias de petróleo y gas, petroquímica, generación de energía eléctrica, minería y agua. Cuenta con 25 años de experiencia en el área de finanzas corporativas en transacciones de deuda y capital, asesorando a empresas de diversas industrias en la estructuración, promoción, negociación y cierre de transacciones de fusiones, adquisiciones y alianzas estratégicas. Asimismo, Rubén es miembro de los comités de Energía de la British Chamber of Commerce (BritCham), de la American Chamber (AmCham), del Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas (IMEF) y jefe del Grupo de Energía ANZMEX. Rubén cuenta con una maestría en Dirección de Empresas.

KPMG

Ruben Cruz
Octavio Lievano

Octavio Lievano

Octavio Lievano

Country Head, Mexico at Crédit Agricole CIB

Octavio joined Crédit Agricole in September 2007 as a senior banker with senior coverage responsibilities over Mexican clients, split among corporations and sovereign entities. Prior to Crédit Agricole, Octavio worked 5 years with Merrill Lynch New York and 7 years in several positions at BNP Paribas Mexico City and New York offices.

With 25 years of commercial and investment banking experience, his transactional track record includes numerous Fixed Income, Syndicated Loans, Structured, Acquisition Finance and Project Finance transactions as well as advisory services. Highlighted recent transactions, both executed with Pemex, are the strategic acquisition of the 4.7% equity stake in Repsol and the first and second issuance of notes guaranteed by the Export-Import Bank outside the aircraft industry.

Octavio holds FINRA’s Series 24 license. a B.S. in Accounting from Universidad Mexicana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, a Master’s in International Business from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and performed coursework in the Master’s Program of International Finance at Brandeis University in Boston and holds a Mexican CPA.

Crédit Agricole CIB

Octavio Lievano

The Central Bank of Mexico’s strategy to manage inflation whilst supporting growth

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 21:15pm (Europe/London)

  • How is the Central Bank balancing goals of promoting growth and staving off inflation?
  • FX and inflation for 2021: What is the Central Bank’s forecast? What policies will be implemented in light of this?
  • What are rates doing globally, and how does Mexico CB’s policy relate to and deal with this?

Speaker

Dr Alejandrina Salcedo Cisneros

Dr Alejandrina Salcedo Cisneros

Director of Prices, Regional Economies and Information Analysis

Banco de México

Dr Alejandrina Salcedo Cisneros

Dr Alejandrina Salcedo Cisneros

Director of Prices, Regional Economies and Information Analysis at Banco de México

Alejandrina Salcedo is Director of Prices, Regional Economies and Information Analysis at Banco de México. Prior to her current position, she worked as Chief Economist for the Mexican Ministry of Finance. She has also occupied other positions at Banco de México including being Director of Economic Measurement and Manager of the Real Sector Research Division. Some of her research studies have been published in academic journals. She holds a PhD and an MA in economics from Stanford University, and she completed, with honours, her undergraduate studies at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.

Banco de México

Close of day one

Wed 2nd Dec 2020, 21:45pm (Europe/London)

How much of the COVID-induced economic pressure is temporary and how much has exposed Brazil’s existing structural weaknesses?

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 13:00pm (Europe/London)

  • How much of the COVID crisis is structural and how much is cyclical? How will Brazil bounce-back in 2021 and 2022?
  • Global economic ramifications of COVID-19: How does a globally changed economy and marketplace impact Brazil’s strategic positioning?
  • Oil sustainability vs. global digitisation: How will structural changes to the economy impact business, infrastructure and trade-flow in and out of Brazil?

Moderator

Rafael Guedes

Rafael Guedes

Managing Director Brazil

Fitch Ratings

Rafael Guedes

Rafael Guedes

Managing Director Brazil at Fitch Ratings

Rafael Guedes is Fitch Ratings’ country business leader for Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. He is responsible for managing and overseeing Fitch’s operations in these countries. Prior to joining Fitch in 1999, Guedes worked for nine years for UBS both in Zurich and in the São Paulo Representative Office as the deputy representative. During those years, he worked in the sovereign debt and asset redeployment department and as the relationship manager for Brazilian financial institutions and corporates. Guedes earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro and a master’s degree in Betriebswissenschaft from the ETH in Zurich, Switzerland.

Fitch Ratings

Rafael Guedes

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

Mário Mesquita

Mário Mesquita

Chief Economist

Itau

Mário Mesquita

Mário Mesquita

Chief Economist at Itau

Dr. Mario Mesquita is Chief Economist at Itaú Unibanco, Brazil’s largest private-sector bank. He holds a doctorate degree in Economics from Oxford University. Mario has served as a senior partner at Banco Brasil Plural, a Deputy Governor for the Central Bank of Brazil, the Chief Economist at ABN AMRO Brazil and LATAM, the Economics Director at FEBRABAN (the Brazilian Bankers Federation) and an economist for the IMF.

Itau

Mário Mesquita
Zeina Latif

Zeina Latif

Zeina Latif

Consultant at Gibraltar Consultoria

Zeina Latif is chief economist at XP Investments. She holds master and doctorate degrees in Economics at University of Sao Paulo (USP).

Previously she worked at Royal Bank of Scotland as senior economist for Latin America, and ING, ABN Amro and HSBC Asset as chief economist for Brazil.

She is columnist at the newspaper Estado de São Paulo and she is counselor at the Social and Economic Development Council of the Republic Presidency.

Gibraltar Consultoria

Mauricio Oreng

Mauricio Oreng

Head of Macro and Strategy

Santander Brasil

Mauricio Oreng

Mauricio Oreng

Head of Macro and Strategy at Santander Brasil

Santander Brasil

Private credit as an asset class in Brazil: What is the business case for lenders and borrowers?

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 13:45pm (Europe/London)

  • Why it is important to have alternatives to debt in the current climate
  • What products are banks and private equity houses offering if borrowers choose to access alternative funding?
  • What criteria do investors and borrowers need to see from lenders before they opt for alternative credit?
  • Why are more lenders leaning towards private credit in the Brazilian market?
  • What steps the government taking to regulate these alternative products?

Moderator

Domicio dos Santos Neto

Domicio dos Santos Neto

Domicio dos Santos Neto

Partner at Santos Neto

Domicio dos Santos Neto is the founding partner at Santos Neto Advogados, and head of agribusiness, project finance, trade finance, capital markets, OTC and derivatives, corporate finance and banking and finance departments. Domicio has an outstanding track record advising clients on the negotiation of cross-border transactions, structured commodity financings and syndicated loans, with more than 26 years of experience.

Domicio was admitted to the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), São Paulo chapter, in 1990. He has an LLB (1990) and a master’s degree in tax law (1998), both from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo; and a master’s degree in commercial law from the University of São Paulo (2002). He is a former member of the commission on foreign trade and international relations of the São Paulo chapter of the Brazilian Bar Association.

Domicio is a speaker at many Brazilian and international conferences and author of several published articles on agribusiness and banking and finance.

Santos Neto

Domicio dos Santos Neto

Speakers

Santiago de Lafuente

Santiago de Lafuente

Santiago de Lafuente

Senior Advisor at Apollo Global Management

Santiago de Lafuente is a Senior Advisor at Apollo covering Latin America.
Before joining Apollo, from 2003 to 2016, Santiago was a co-founder of Recovery, Latin America’s largest distressed non-performing asset servicer and investor, with operations in Brazil, Argentina and the Caribbean and over USD 400mm in AUM and USD 20bn in assets serviced. Prior to Recovery, Mr. de Lafuente was a Director in the Emerging Markets area of Credit Suisse First Boston for 3 years, covering key investment banking clients in the Southern Cone. Before that, he worked at Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan for 3 and 7 years, respectively, both in Buenos Aires and New York. In those firms, Mr. Lafuente focused on capital market, advisory, and mergers and acquisitions areas for Latin America. As a banker, Santiago worked in numerous financial transactions with public and private sector clients throughout the region, raising billions of dollars for Sovereigns sub-sovereigns and leading corporations.
Mr. de Lafuente graduated with honors in Economics from Universidad Católica Argentina.

Apollo Global Management

Daniel Eskinazi

Daniel Eskinazi

Head of Credit Solutions

GEF Capital

Daniel Eskinazi

Daniel Eskinazi

Head of Credit Solutions at GEF Capital

Daniel Eskinazi is the Head of Credit Solutions at GEF Capital, a leading alternatives asset manager with a focus on sustainability. He has over fifteen years of principal investing experience, having led Darby/Franklin Templeton's private debt investment strategy in Brazil for ten years and worked with Electra Private Equity in São Paulo. Daniel is a founding member of ABVCAP's (Brazilian VC & PE Association) Private Credit Committee and holds a bachelor in economics from Brandeis University and masters degrees in both economics and finance from the Université of Lausanne.

GEF Capital

Daniel Eskinazi
Guilherme Ferreira

Guilherme Ferreira

Guilherme Ferreira

Partner at Jive Asset Management

Guilherme Ferreira is a Managing Partner and Co-CEO 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 Asset Management

Cristina Penteado

Cristina Penteado

Cristina Penteado

Managing Director - Head of Brazil at Blue Like An Orange Sustainable Capital

Managing Director and Head of Brazil of Blue like an Orange Sustainable Capital, Cristina has over 20 years of experience in private equity, mezzanine and investment banking, besides strategic planning and M&A in the corporate market.

Previously, was Partner and Head of Private Equity at STS GAEA Capital and Director responsible for mezzanine financing at Credit Suisse (Brazil). Prior to Credit Suisse, held positions of Head of Private Equity for Brazil and Senior Vice President of Darby Overseas Investments, and worked in investment banking at Morgan Stanley in New York, in addition to business development, strategic planning and M&A at Grupo Bunge and its subsidiaries.

Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and Biological Sciences from the University of São Paulo and MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Blue Like An Orange Sustainable Capital

How does the Brazilian government plan to fund its privatisation programme?

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 14:30pm (Europe/London)

  • How much capital is needed to fund privatising the sanitation, infrastructure and oil and gas sectors?
  • How does the drive to privatise publicly held assets secure more fiscal discipline?
  • Are they planning to raise funds in the local and/or international capital markets?

Moderator

Steven Sandretto

Steven Sandretto

Steven Sandretto

Partner at Holland and Knight

Steven Sandretto is an attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office and a member of the Corporate, M&A and Securities Practice Group. Mr. Sandretto has extensive transactional and advisory experience on domestic and cross-border transactions, particularly in Brazil, Mexico and throughout Latin America.

Mr. Sandretto focuses his practice on public and private capital markets transactions, bank financings, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), liability management transactions, and general corporate and securities matters. He has extensive experience representing issuers and investment banks in a wide range of international and domestic debt and equity securities offerings, with a particular emphasis on Rule 144A/Regulation S high-yield debt offerings.

In addition, Mr. Sandretto has significant experience with public company reporting requirements, and advises on the Securities Act, Securities Exchange Act, Investment Company Act, New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing and compliance, and other corporate governance and compliance matters. Mr. Sandretto also has extensive experience representing numerous Mexican real estate investment trusts (REITs) in capital raising transactions.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Sandretto practiced at another international law firm based in New York and São Paulo, Brazil.

Holland and Knight

Steven Sandretto

Speakers

Daniel Laudisio

Daniel Laudisio

Daniel Laudisio

Partner at Cescon Barrieu

Daniel is a partner at Cescon Barrieu focusing on Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Law and Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity areas.


He represents banks and other financial institutions, private equity firms, multinationals, private and public companies and other investors in a wide range of transactions including mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, joint ventures, equity and debt offerings and structured finance transactions in several different industries.


He was an international associate at a major New York law firm.

Cescon Barrieu

Daniel Laudisio
Cleverson Aroeira da Silva

Cleverson Aroeira da Silva

Deputy Managing Director

BNDES

Cleverson Aroeira da Silva

Cleverson Aroeira da Silva

Deputy Managing Director at BNDES

Cleverson Aroeira da Silva is the deputy managing-director in charge of the Investments Partnerships Structuring Division, the service provision unity of BNDES for structuring concession projects and public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Formerly in BNDES, he worked as the Head of the Department of Transportation and Logistics, responsible for assessing and structuring project finance and long term loans operations for toll roads, railways and airports concessions. Also worked as the Deputy Minister of the Federal Secretariat of Civil Aviation, where he attended the coordination of granting federal airports to the private sector. He obtained law degree from the Federal University of Espírito Santo and postgraduation in management from institute COPPEAD / UFRJ (Executive MBA).

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Superintendente da Área de Estruturação de Parcerias de Investimentos, a unidade do BNDES responsável pelos serviços de estruturação de concessões e PPPs em setores de infraestrutura econômica e social, atua com estruturação de parcerias desde 2006. Já foi chefe do Departamento de Transportes e Logística do BNDES, responsável pela análise de operações de project finance e financiamento de longo prazo para concessões rodoviárias, ferroviárias e aeroportuárias. Foi ainda Secretário Executivo de Aviação-Civil, quando atuou na coordenação de concessões aeroportuárias ao setor privado. É graduado em Direito pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo e possui MBA executivo pela Escola de Negócios da UFRJ.

BNDES

Ricardo Japp

Ricardo Japp

Ricardo Japp

Senior Advisor at Ministry of the Economy, Brazil

With a degree in Chemical Engineering at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Ricardo Japp has 8 years of experience as advisor in all different management levels with focus in logistics as well as business development, search for investors and M&A analysis. Ricardo acquired his experience by participating in advisory projects carried out for large companies in different economic sectors.

Ministry of the Economy, Brazil

Structured debt: Alternatives for borrowers locked out of the Brazilian debentures market

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 15:00pm (Europe/London)

  • Who are the new players coming to the structured debt market following changes to CVM regulation on FIDCs?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted appetite to seek distressed debt?
  • What do borrowers need to consider before accessing the structured debt market?
  • Why are investors increasingly looking towards CRAs and CRIs as safe investment in the current climate? To what extent will their interest boost the real estate sector?
  • What steps need to be taken to kickstart the Brazilian debenture market?

Moderator

Jonatas Couri

Jonatas Couri

Jonatas Couri

Partner at Leaf Capital Partners

Jonatas has 18 years of experience in financing with a focus in agricultural/commodity markets. He started his career at Banco do Brasil (export trade finance) and later worked at WestLB bank (commodity derivatives), Cargill (trading and financing), Noble Agri (risk management), Syngenta (structured finance) and Ecoagro (securitisation), until the foundation of Leaf Capital in 2018.

In addition, Jonatas has been a member of different associations related to agriculture credit and commodity trading: Bovespa's Agricultural Trading Consulting Chamber during 2010-12, Risk Committee of SJC Bioenergy (Cargill's sugarcane joint-venture) during 2011-12, Association Brazilian Securitised Real Estate and Agribusiness (ABSia) during 2016-17, and currently leads the Agriculture Credit vertical at the Brazilian Association of Fintechs (ABFintechs).

Jonatas graduated from the University of London with a degree in Business Management, with additional specialisation courses in Finance and Agriculture Operations.

Leaf Capital Partners

Speakers

Bruno Gomes

Bruno Gomes

Head of Alternative Investments

CVM

Bruno Gomes

Bruno Gomes

Head of Alternative Investments at CVM

Since 2017 is the head of the Alternative Investments supervision at the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM). The area is responsible for the supervision of different types of asset-backed securities and the credit rating agencies.

Bruno holds a degree in Economics (1999) and Accounting (2010) and a master degree in Economics (2012). Has worked for 13 years at KPMG in Brazil as a senior manager in audit engagements of financial institutions, investment funds and offshore investment vehicles.

He has joined CVM at 2012 where he worked at the alternative investments supervision from 2012 to 2014 and for the Office of Market Regulation until 2016, focused on developing new regulation for the Agribusiness Backed Certificates and the Private Equity Investment Funds.

CVM

Michael Fridman

Michael Fridman

Michael Fridman

Partner at Trek Investimentos

Michael Fridman is a Partner at Trek Investimentos.

Before joining Trek, Michael worked at Rio Bravo as a Senior Structured Products and Fixed Income Analyst.

Prior to that, Michael worked at Brasil Plural's Structured Products area, structuring debt capital markets and real estate deals. He has also participated in the creation of the bank’s Credit Analysis division.

Earlier, Michael held various positions at Safdié Gestão de Patrimônio. He coordinated the Fund of Funds team, was responsible for the Credit Analysis area and was part of the Advisory Offshore division.

Michael holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo.

Trek Investimentos

Brazil’s Open Banking Regulation: How are non-bank financing solutions opening up the local markets for new lenders?

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 15:45pm (Europe/London)

  • Understanding the Open Banking timeline: How prepared are financial institutions to report on data sharing? Will all data sharing tools be integrated by November 2021?
  • Will increased regulation for challenger banks and start-up payment platforms level the playing field between fintech alternatives and traditional bank products?
  • What opportunities are available for new digital lending and payment platforms in this data-sharing environment?
  • What impact will faster payments and introduction of the Central Bank’s Digital Currency (CBDC) in 2022 have on competition in the banking sector?

Speaker

Edson Bastos

Edson Bastos

Deputy Secretary for Microeconomic Policy and Infrastructure Finance

Ministry of the Economy, Brazil

Edson Bastos

Edson Bastos

Deputy Secretary for Microeconomic Policy and Infrastructure Finance at Ministry of the Economy, Brazil

Ministry of the Economy, Brazil

ESG case studies: a deep-dive on how two issuers executed green and social bonds in 2020

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 16:15pm (Europe/London)

  • What was the logic behind the ESG bonds? Were the issuers looking at pricing, or were there other benefits? What pricing was achieved? Why were May and September the right times?
  • What was the pathway to these issuances? What preparation and ratings were required?
  • What were the lessons learned? What do future issuers need to know when approaching ESG financing?

Speakers

Julio Cesar Maciel Ramundo

Julio Cesar Maciel Ramundo

Julio Cesar Maciel Ramundo

Corporate Finance Director at Suzano Pulp and Paper

Julio Ramundo is the Corporate Finance Director at Suzano, in charge of Treasury, Credit, Insurance and M&A. In this position, he has supervised recent Capital Markets and Loan transactions, including the recent Suzano’s 2031 Sustainability-Linked Bond. Previously to joining Suzano, Julio served for more than fifteen years in various executive positions at BNDES, including five years as Senior Executive Director leading both the corporate finance for industrial projects and the equity (BNDESPAR) divisions. During his career, he served as a member of the Board of private and publicly listed companies. Julio holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UFRJ (1992) and an MBA from the London Business School, University of London (2001).

Suzano Pulp and Paper

Julio Cesar Maciel Ramundo
Cristiano Resende de Oliveira

Cristiano Resende de Oliveira

Executive Director of Sustainability

Suzano Pulp and Paper

Cristiano Resende de Oliveira

Cristiano Resende de Oliveira

Executive Director of Sustainability at Suzano Pulp and Paper

Geógrafo formado pela University of Southampton, com mestrado em Population and Development pela The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), atua com sustentabilidade há mais de 15 anos.

Iniciou a carreira profissional como consultor na AccountAbility e era executivo da Fibria Celulose, quando a empresa e a Suzano Papel e Celulose se uniram e deram origem à Suzano S.A.

Atualmente é Gerente Executivo de Sustentabilidade Institucional na Suzano, sendo responsável pelo desenvolvimento e gestão da estratégia de sustentabilidade da companhia e pela internalização da sustentabilidade dentro dos processos e relacionamentos com stakeholders.

Suzano Pulp and Paper

Cristiano Resende de Oliveira
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
Charlotte Peyraud

Charlotte Peyraud

Vice President, Sustainable Banking

Crédit Agricole CIB

Charlotte Peyraud

Charlotte Peyraud

Vice President, Sustainable Banking at Crédit Agricole CIB

Crédit Agricole CIB

Charlotte Peyraud
José de Luna

José de Luna

José de Luna

Head of Public Credit at Ministry of Finance, Mexico

José De Luna actualmente Titular de la Unidad de Crédito Público, cuenta con 25 años de experiencia profesional en el sector financiero. Ocupó el cargo de Titular de la Unidad de Banca de Desarrollo de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público de diciembre de 2018 al 31 de julio de 2019. Asimismo, laboró por 20 años en el Banco Mundial, dirigiendo equipos de trabajo en más de 37 países en proyectos relacionados con regulación bancaria, remesas, banca de desarrollo y finanzas internacionales. Fue Director Ejecutivo en Financiera Rural – en licencia temporal del Banco Mundial (2007 a 2010); y Director (1994 a 1997) y Asesor del Vicepresidente (1991 a 1992) de la Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores.

José De Luna es licenciado en Administración Pública por El Colegio de México y Doctor en Economía Política por la Universidad Libre de Berlín, Alemania. Es autor de numerosas publicaciones en finanzas internacionales. En el año 2000 ganó el segundo lugar en el premio Jacques de Larosiere al mejor ensayo en finanzas internacionales otorgado por el Institute of International Finance.

Ministry of Finance, Mexico

How to structure, package and distribute sub-investment grade bonds to local and international buyers

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 16:45pm (Europe/London)

  • Project vs. vanilla vs. infrastructure: What is the optimal size, price and structure for a bond in a sub investment grade environment?
  • Distressed assets vs. senior unsecured debt: How are investors pricing different lending options across the Andean region? How does this impact the way a bond is structured?
  • How do higher priced portfolios and lack of access to capital impact how international investors price Colombian credit?

Moderator

Juan Sebastián Restrepo

Juan Sebastián Restrepo

Head of Investments, AFP/Insurance & Product Innovation

Skandia

Juan Sebastián Restrepo

Juan Sebastián Restrepo

Head of Investments, AFP/Insurance & Product Innovation at Skandia

Mr. Restrepo is the Head of Investments of Skandia AFP Colombia, where he is responsible for the Pension Fund & Insurance company multi-asset allocation with over USD 7 billion assets under management. Prior to this role, Juan was a Senior Portfolio Manager, head of global fixed income and alternative assets. He has over 14 years of investment industry experience.

Prior to joining Skandia, Juan spent six years as a portfolio manager at Porvenir AFP responsible for managing and trading public and corporate debt portfolios with over US$ 7 billion assets under management. He also worked at Grupo Santander Asset Management as a fixed income trader. Juan holds a B.Sc in Business Administration from the Colegio de Estudios Superiores en Administración CESA and is 2019 level III candidate in the CFA Program.

Skandia

Speakers

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

Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Luis Gabriel Morcillo

Partner at Brigard Urrutia

Luis Gabriel is a Partner of the Capital Markets, Securities & Private Equity and Corporate/M&A Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on securities offerings, including both equity and debt offerings in the Colombian Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange, and under 144A and Reg S rules. He has been involved in many of the largest securities offerings out of Colombia, including landmark offerings such as the first double-listed issuer, the first ETF and the first simultaneous offering made both in Colombia and in international markets. He frequently advises clients on Private Equity matters, including fund formation, fund raising and the implementation of investment policies for companies and projects in a cross-border basis, being a recognised leader on the development of the Colombian private equity industry. He also advises several national and foreign financial entities in financial services, corporate governance and securities regulations. In addition, he has advised national and foreign clients on M&A transactions (both for listed and privately held companies). He has recently focused some extracurricular activities in fostering the venture capital and entrepreneurs’ ecosystem and in developing social impact investment funds in Colombia.

Mr. Morcillo is a graduate of the School of Law of Universidad de Los Andes, with additional diplomas in History and Economics from the same university. He also earned an LL.M at University College London (UCL), where he was awarded the academic excellence Joseph Hume Scholarship. He attended Negotiation courses at Harvard Law School and was awarded a Diploma in Private Equity from Oxford University. He worked as a international associate in Hogan Lovells LLP, also in the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, he began his career at the Superintendence of Finance of Colombia.

Mr. Morcillo regularly participates in presentations and conferences about private equity and capital markets, and is a regular lecturer at Universidad del Rosario, Universidad de Los Andes and CESA Business School in Colombia. Formerly, he was an assistant professor teaching Public Finance at Universidad de Los Andes.

Brigard Urrutia

Luis Gabriel Morcillo
Gabriel Sibony

Gabriel Sibony

Debt Capital Markets, Latin America Global Banking

HSBC

Gabriel Sibony

Gabriel Sibony

Debt Capital Markets, Latin America Global Banking at HSBC

Gabriel joined HSBC in September 2013 and is currently a Vice-President in the Latin America Debt Capital Markets team. His focus is on the origination efforts of new issue and liability management transactions across the Andean and Central American regions as well as with the multilateral development banks. He has worked with sovereign, quasi-sovereign, corporate, financial and project issuers across the credit spectrum.

Prior to joining HSBC, Gabriel worked at NuVerse Advisors LLC, a multi-strategy investment fund, as an analyst in emerging market debt. Gabriel holds a BBA from the University of Georgia (Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honours), an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is fluent in English and Spanish

HSBC

Gabriel Sibony

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.

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Vice President, Debt Capital Markets

Itau BBA

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Vice President, Debt Capital Markets at Itau BBA

Mr. Fernandez joined Itaú BBA in 2013 to focus on originating, structuring and distributing bond financings for Andean region issuers. Prior to joining Itaú’s team, he worked at Credit Suisse in New York in the LatAm Debt Capital Markets team. Mr. Fernandez also acquired more than 2 years of experience in structuring solutions for risk control and infrastructure protection in the Andean region while working as a relationship manager for Swiss Re in New York. 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

Mauricio Fernandez

How to restructure capital and refinance deals in Colombia and Peru with private credit

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 17:30pm (Europe/London)

  • What products are banks and private equity houses offering if Colombian borrowers choose to access alternative funding?
  • Which Colombian funds can access private credit?
  • Why turn to equity in this uncertain climate? Why not tap the debt market?

Moderator

Kristie Pellecchia

Kristie Pellecchia

Kristie Pellecchia

Principle at Pellecchia International

Kristie Pellecchia is Principal at Pellecchia International, which advises businesses on financial strategy, capital markets, policy, sustainability, and partnerships. She is the Former Senior Advisor for Western Hemisphere at the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution. In this role, Ms. Pellecchia served as a key advisor to the agency’s President and Chief Executive Officer, providing guidance and leadership on policy and transactional matters for the USD 8.5Bn Western Hemisphere portfolio.

Prior to joining DFC, Ms. Pellecchia spent five years at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), where she led the build out of the Loan Syndications platform and considerably increased the bank’s presence in Latin America. Before SMBC, Ms. Pellecchia spent ten years at BNP Paribas in capital markets roles throughout the Americas, generating new business and restructuring the bank’s balance sheet during the financial crisis. Previously, Ms. Pellecchia served in engineering and product management roles at Lucent Technologies.

Ms. Pellecchia’s foreign transactional experience includes working with clients and governmental bodies throughout the hemisphere, and ranges in scope from small project financing to multibillion-dollar corporate securities. She has worked with diverse investors throughout the Americas, such as local banks, regional funds, and large financial institutions.

Ms. Pellecchia serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Strategic Infrastructure Performance Council and as a Non-Resident Affiliate at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), both in Washington, DC. She is a member of the Boards of Directors for the nonprofit organisations Waterkeeper and FundaHigado. She is a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation in New York and has served on the Business Leadership Council of the New York Public Library. In 2018, Ms. Pellecchia was recognised on Crain’s list of “Notable Women in Finance.” Ms. Pellecchia has an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University. She is fluent in Spanish and has working knowledge of Portuguese.

Pellecchia International

Speakers

Ignacio Aicardi

Ignacio Aicardi

Ignacio Aicardi

Managing Director at Darby Overseas Investment

Ignacio Aicardi joined Darby in 2009 and is a Managing Director with the Latin America Private Debt team, based in Washington, DC. Mr. Aicardi is responsible for investments in the region outside of Brazil and is a member of the investment committee. He represents the fund at the board of directors of 6 companies and led several exits since joining Darby.

Prior to joining Darby, Mr. Aicardi worked for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. as Vice President, Latin America Structured Finance and at Bear, Stearns & Co, both in New York. He received his MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor of Science in Business from Universidad de la Republica in his native Uruguay.

Darby Overseas Investment

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

Eduardo Gómez de la Torre

Eduardo Gómez de la Torre

Head of Corporate and International Banking

Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP)

Eduardo Gómez de la Torre

Eduardo Gómez de la Torre

Head of Corporate and International Banking at Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP)

Mr. Eduardo Gómez de la Torre is Regional Head of Corporate Banking of Banco de Crédito del Peru. He formerly led the Corporate Finance teams of Credicorp Capital and Scotiabank Peru, and worked in Deutsche Bank Securities, as Investment Banking Associate. Eduardo accumulates more than 22 years of experience leading a wide variety of transactions in local and international debt capital markets, M&A and structured financing for more than US$ 25 billion.

Mr. Gómez de la Torre, is Economist by Universidad del Pacífico and owns a MBA degree by The Warton School – University of Pennsylvania.

Banco de Crédito del Perú (BCP)

Juan Carlos Botero Wolff

Juan Carlos Botero Wolff

Senior Vice President Private Debt

SURA Asset Management

Juan Carlos Botero Wolff

Juan Carlos Botero Wolff

Senior Vice President Private Debt at SURA Asset Management

Juan Carlos currently leads the corporate debt strategy within the private debt practice SURA Investment Management. Before joining SURA IM he had18+ years of experience in Investment banking with emphasis in originating and structuring corporate loans in Banco Itaú Colombia and Bancolombia Investment Bank. He also led the M&A team in an international oil and gas company with presence in Colombia.

Juan Carlos is a Production Engineer from EAFIT and holds an MBA degree from Tulane University.

SURA Asset Management

How has Ecuador worked with the IMF to restructure its debt, and what are its next steps?

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 18:15pm (Europe/London)

  • What components enabled a successful restructuring? What structures proved key?
  • What were the primary concerns of key stakeholders, how were the assuaged?
  • At what pace can fiscal adjustment and rebuilding of policy buffers reasonably take place? And what structural changes are required?
  • Fiscal discipline versus subsidising growth: What is the right balance of monetary easing, fiscal stimulus, debt management and building ratings?
  • How much confidence can be restored with IMF aid? What more is needed for countries to secure the long-term sponsorship of private sector investors?

Speaker

Mauricio Pozo

Mauricio Pozo

Mauricio Pozo

Minister at Ministry of Economy and Finance, Republic of Ecuador

Economist, from the Catholic University. He has a Master in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He has completed various courses and diplomas in Economics and Finance, both in the United States and in Europe, reaching Magna Cum Laude.

Between 1981 and 1988 he was an Economic Analyst, Director and Deputy Manager of the Operations Division and Technical Division of the Central Bank of Ecuador. Later, for three years, he was Economic Advisor to the Presidency of the Monetary Board.

From January 2003 to June 2004, he already held the position of Minister of Economy and Finance of Ecuador. Thus, he was also Principal Governor before the IMF, WB and IDB; President and member of the Board of Directors of CAF; President and Director of public institutions such as AGD, Banco del Estado, Internal Revenue Service, Central Bank of Ecuador.

For 25 years, he served as Executive President and founder of the Consulting Company in Macroeconomics and Multilink Finance. He has also been President and Director of several private companies, particularly in the financial, securities and health sectors.

He has been Professor, Dean and Director of Postgraduate Programs at various institutions: Universidad Católica, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Universidad de las Américas, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Universidad Internacional SEK. Author of books and articles in specialised economics and finance magazines. Columnist for the newspapers HOY and El Comercio for two decades.

For his outstanding career, he has received recognition from King Juan Carlos I of Spain, the Quito Consular Corps, and has been appointed as Economic Analyst for The Economist Intelligence Unit of London and Economic Analyst for the Research International Institute firm in the United States.

Ministry of Economy and Finance, Republic of Ecuador

What does Paraguay’s Ministry of Finance have planned for 2021?

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 18:45pm (Europe/London)

  • Policy response and contingent plan: What were the measures adopted by the country to face the COVID-19 Pandemic crisis?
  • Economic Reactivation Plan: What are the keys measures adopted by the Government to reactivate its economy in the coming years?
  • How effective have these measures been so far?

Speaker

Oscar Llamosas

Oscar Llamosas

Oscar Llamosas

Minister at Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Economist, graduated from the National University of Asunción - Paraguay; He has a master's degree in Economics from the National University of Tucumán - Argentina, with an emphasis on Economic and Social Policies. He completed several postgraduate courses in Public Finance and Financial Programming.


With a career of more than 25 years in the Public Service, he served as Vice Minister of Financial Administration at the Ministry of Finance of Paraguay from June 2017 to October 2020.


Previously, he held other positions within the Ministry of Finance such as Director General of the Public Treasury, under the Vice-Ministry of State for Financial Administration; Head of the Department of Macro-Fiscal Affairs, under on the Vice-Ministry of State for the Economy, among others.

Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Beyond IMF: What structural reforms will investors need to see in Argentina to restore their long term confidence? (Presentation)

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 19:15pm (Europe/London)

  • Tax reforms vs. hyper inflation: Importance of pricing in inflation before implementing reform
  • How will the 2021 mid-term election impact the administration’s ability to drive reforms?

Speaker

Andrés Borenstein

Andrés Borenstein

Andrés Borenstein

Chief Economist at EconViews

Andrés Borenstein is a trained economist (University of Buenos Aires, 1995) and Masters in Finance (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, 2001). He currently works at Econviews, as associate partner. He has been chief economist for Argentina at BTG Pactual since March 2014 until April 2020 (deputy chairman from 2016 until 2020). Between 2001 and 2014 he was South American economist at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires, covering Spanish Speaking South American countries. He was also a member of the Co-operation committee, which funded projects in partnership with different areas of the Argentine government and relevant NGOs. He has acted as deputy press officer. Andres is professor of the Economic School of the University of Buenos Aires and at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He was founder and manager of business development at Altoinvest (1999-2000, dotcom venture) and economic journalist at El Economista (1993-1995) and Clarín (1995-1999). He was board member at Romikin y Atlas Farmacéutica (Grupo Insud) y and held several pro bono position at Sociedad Hebraica Argentina (VP, deputy treasurer). Currently he seats on the board of Tarbut, a Jewish school.

Andres is married and father of 4 children.

EconViews

PPPs, project bonds and collateral: How can Southern Cone governments and issuers structure and fund their energy and infrastructure projects?

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 19:45pm (Europe/London)

  • How can governments repackage offtaker agreements to make them more attractive to international investors and developers?
  • What other avenues, apart from multilaterals are on the table for financing projects to a short deadline?
  • What new collateral is available for Uruguayan and Paraguayan borrowers who want to issue new debt?
  • Why has Chile been able to attract so much FDI for P3s, when P3 revenues are denominated in CLP?
  • With US dollar funding limited, to what extent is are the local market deep enough for corporates to access the funding they need?

Moderator

Andrés Onetto

Andrés Onetto

Head of Project Finance, Chile

Scotiabank

Andrés Onetto

Andrés Onetto

Head of Project Finance, Chile at Scotiabank

  • Andrés is the Head of Project & Infrastructure Finance at Scotiabank Chile (former BBVA Chile). Before joining the team in Chile, Andrés lead the Power, Energy, and Renewables Structured Finance practice at CitiGroup in Chile. Previously he worked at Citi New York, originating and executing M&A and Project Finance transactions throughout Latin America​
  • Andres has been part of Scotiabank Chile’s Corporate Finance team since September 2018​
  • Before becoming a banker, Andres practiced law in Argentina as an M&A and Project Finance lawyer for nine years​
  • Andres holds a J.D. from Universidad Católica Argentina, an MSc in Finance from Universidad del CEMA, an LLM from Duke University School of Law and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University)​
  • He has published over 30 articles on legal and financial issues and is a correspondent for the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (UK)​

Scotiabank

Andrés Onetto

Speakers

Santiago Peña

Santiago Peña

Santiago Peña

Director at Banco Basa

Santiago Peña, Paraguayan economist and former minister of finance with domestic and international experience on policy design and implementation.

Mr. was educated in the United States and Paraguay. After graduating as economist in Paraguay, he studied Economic Policy Management at Columbia University in New York where he obtained a Master in Public Administration. After graduating he returned to Paraguay, where he lectured at the Catholic University of Asuncion as an Associate Professor of Financial Theory; and as a Full Professor of Economic Theory at the same University. Likewise, he has published research works on monetary policy, financial sector and financial inclusion.

In 2000, Mr. Peña joined the Central Bank of Paraguay where he worked in the research department. In 2009, he was hired by the IMF and moved to Washington, D.C., USA, where he worked as an economist responsible for countries in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2012 was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Paraguay and in 2015 as Minister of Finance responsible for the economic policy design and implementation of the government. In June 2017, Mr. Peña resigned as Minister of Finance to run as presidential candidate in the primaries of the Colorado Party in December of that year. Mr. Peña is currently working in the financial sector in Paraguay and contribute regularly on different projects in Paraguay and the region.

Banco Basa

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Director, Public Investment at Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Facundo Salinas is currently the principal of the Directorate for the Public Investment System (DSIP) – Ministry of Finance of Paraguay. Mr. Salinas has worked in the preliminary draft of the PPP Law and in its regulatory decree, which is now in its implementation.

With more than 10 years in the public sector, Mr. Salinas has been the adviser of the Vice Minister of Economy and head of the Department of Public Private Partnership of the DSIP.

Mr. Salinas has also worked as the Head of the Cabinet of the Vice Ministry of Economy, as the Coordinator of the Legal advice of a National Secretariat and attorney's work in legal studies and as an independent litigator.

Facundo Salinas is a lawyer who graduated from the Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and holds a Master in Law from the University of Barcelona. Furthermore, he has a certification in “Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public-Private Partnerships in a Changing World” and “Leading Economic Growth” from Harvard Kennedy School.

Mr. Salinas also completed a postgraduate course in: "Current Issues of Constitutional Law" and in “Constitutional Procedural Law” at the University of Buenos Aires and a certification in Public Private Partnerships by the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Mr. Salinas participated in the PPP Training Program at HM Treasury.

Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Emerson de Pieri

Emerson de Pieri

Emerson de Pieri

Managing Director at Haliwell Investments Mercosur

Haliwell Investments Mercosur

Inside Guatemala’s 2020 fundraising and policy, and plans for 2021

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 20:30pm (Europe/London)

  • How has Guatemala’s government responded to volatility in a post-Covid economy? How effective have fiscal measures been so far?
  • What were the experiences and logic of the issuance in May? Why then? Why the social bond? What were the challenges, how were they overcome?
  • What financing needs remain? How much more funding is needed to deliver on their economic plans? How will stimulus be balanced with stability?

Speaker

Alvaro González Ricci

Alvaro González Ricci

Alvaro González Ricci

Minister of Finance at Ministry of Finance, Republic of Guatemala

Educación

1988 - 1992 Mercadotecnista en el grado de Licenciado , Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala

1993 - 1993 Administración de Riesgos en Tasas de Interés, Instituto de Finanzas de NY Nueva York. Estados Unidos

Experiencia Laboral / Sector privado

1989 - 1996 Asistente de la Presidencia Grupo Financiero del País

1997 - 2006 Vice-Presidente Citibank. N.A. Guatemala, Guatemala

2006 - 2011 Consultor financiero. Créditos de consumo y Estructuración de Proyectos

Sector Público / Banca Multilateral

2012 -2016 Diputado por el Distrito Central del Congreso de la República de Guatemala

2016 Consultor del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo –BID- con el Ministerio de Finanzas Públicas.

2017 Consultor del Banco Mundial –BM- con el Ministerio de Finanzas Públicas.

2017 - 2018 Asesor de la Presidencia del Congreso de la República de Guatemala

Enero 2020 Ministro de Finanzas Públicas

Otros

Expositor y Panelista en diversos foros de Adquisiciones Públicas

Consultor financiero

Expositor en la Red Interamericana de Compras Gubernamentales

Analista Político y participante en diversos programas de difusión masiva.

Ministry of Finance, Republic of Guatemala

Close of conference

Thu 3rd Dec 2020, 21:00pm (Europe/London)

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