[SPANISH] VIDEO: Interview Juan Jose Echavarria, President, Colombian Central Bank

Bonds and Loans spoke with Juan Jose Echavarria, the president Colombia’s Central Bank, during de Bonds and Loans and Derivatives Conference Andes 2017, about the primary drivers of the country's economy and the growth outlook for Latin America.

30 Mar 2017

VIDEO: Interview with Mauricio Voorduin, Managing Director, Head of Structuring, LatAm, Mizuho

Bonds & Loans speaks with Mauricio Voorduin, Managing Director, Head of Structuring, Latin America, Mizuho Americas at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes conference in Bogota, Colombia about US monetary policy and how it will influence the funding environment in Latin America.

28 Mar 2017

VIDEO: Interview Arthur Rubin, Head of Latin America DCM, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

Bonds & Loans speaks with Arthur Rubin, Head of Latin America DCM, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference about the macro-economic risks facing the Andean region, and the credit market outlook in 2017.

23 Mar 2017

Odebrecht Could Lead to Stronger Corporate Governance in Latin America

The Odebrecht scandal could be a game changer for corporate governance in Latin America, with investors demanding more transparency in the way the region does business.

17 Mar 2017

CASE STUDY: Pacifico 3 Lands US$650mn Hybrid Financing Package

Engineered by Goldman Sachs, this first-of-a-kind multi-tranche dual-currency hybrid financing package for the Pacifico 3 highway became the first UVR-denominated issuance in the world and marks a new era in Colombia’s infrastructure PPP financing.

14 Mar 2017

CASE STUDY: Bancolombia Prints First Green Bond Issued by LatAm Private Lender

Bancolombia’s green bond was the first green bond issued by a private financial institution in Latin America and the first green bond in Colombia, potentially opening the market to a slew of local currency-denominated issuances.

13 Mar 2017

CASE STUDY: Suramericana Follows Record-Making Trade with Bridge Loan, Bond

In April 2016 pan-American conglomerate Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. followed up its record-breaking 2011 bond with a US$550mn issuance, which was used to repay a bridge loan posted a month earlier and fund the acquisition of RSA’s Latin American operations.

13 Mar 2017

Chile’s Euroclearance Raises Hope of Attracting Foreign Capital

Traditionally only Chile’s big corporates and state companies would choose to tap international markets, while the rest would get local financing. That may all change with Euroclear’s launch of settlement, custody and related services for cross-border Chilean domestic debt.

27 Feb 2017

Chile Pension Reforms Could Shield AFPs from Public Fury and Boost Competitiveness

Chileans are increasingly frustrated with deflated pension rates, but blaming AFPs may not be the most constructive solution. A new set of pension reforms could provide the first step to spreading the financial burden more evenly between workers and employers.

22 Feb 2017

Case Study: Promigas Shifts Liability Management Strategy with US$200mn Loan

Colombia’s Promigas marked its first foray into the syndicated loan markets by securing a US$200mn 5-year unsecured facility, allowing the company to consolidate its existing debt at more aggressive pricing while broadening its funding base.

21 Feb 2017

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