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Chile Embracing Basel III: Capital Securities for Financial and Corporate Issuers

The adoption of Basel III in Chile has been a hot topic of discussion in the Chilean debt market. Last month, Kapil Damani, Head of Capital Products, BNP Paribas, moderated a panel at our Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile conference which discussed how Chile’s financial system is preparing for the adoption of Basel III with representatives from Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones…

11 May 2015

Video interview: Alejandro Zuluaga, Grupo Argos, discusses market challenges

At our recent Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes conference, we sat down with one of the speakers, Alejandro Zuluaga, Managing Director, Corporate Finance, Grupo Argos, to talk about the critical success factors behind their recent bond issuance. Alejandro also explains how Grupo Argos overcomes the challenges corporates are facing today.

9 May 2015

Case study: Emiliano Muratore discusses Santander Chile's recent bond issuance

Santander Chile recently issued a CLP50 billion bond. We speak to one of the speakers at our forthcoming Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile conference, Emiliano Muratore, Managing Director, Head of ALM, Banco Santander Chile, to find out why they decided to issue now and how they are overcoming challenges in the market.

24 Apr 2015

Fitch: Rating Drivers and Rating Performance of African Sovereigns

Last month 3 representatives from Fitch Ratings held a workshop at this year’s Bonds & Loans Africa conference about the rating drivers and rating performance of African Sovereigns. Richard Fox, Head, Middle East and Africa Sovereign Ratings, Carmen Altenkirch, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Fabrice Toka, Senior Director, Business and Relationship Management, Sub-Saharan Africa, have summarised…

16 Apr 2015

Credit Ratings in the Andean region summarised by Fitch Ratings

At our recent Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes conference, Carlos Fiorillo, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings, gave a presentation titled ‘Credit Ratings: Why do I need one? How do I get one? What do they mean?’ Follow the link to view his summary and gain insights into how ratings agencies view Colombia, Peru and Chile.

10 Apr 2015

Assessing the demand for international financing amongst Nigeria’s oil & gas companies

Hamda Ambah, Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, FSDH Merchant Bank, recently moderated a panel titled ‘Local vs. international markets: Is there a demand for international financing amongst Nigeria’s oil & gas companies?’ at this year’s Bonds & Loans Africa conference. Joined by representatives from Citibank Nigeria, Oando and Century Group, the panel discussed the appetite for…

10 Apr 2015

Fitch Ratings: The Africa Overview

On 25th March, Richard Fox, Head, Middle East and Africa Sovereign Ratings and Carmen Altenkirch, Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Fitch Ratings, held a panel at this year's Bonds & Loans Africa conference titled 'The Africa overview: Understanding a continent of many different languages, jurisdictions and currencies'. Below you can view the summary from their panel and gain insights into the key…

7 Apr 2015

Investor Perspectives: Sergey Dergachev, Union Investment Privatfonds

As interest rates in the US look set to rise and the ECB begin their quantitative easing programme, we ask Sergey Dergachev, Senior Portfolio Manager and Lead Manager for Union Investment Privatfonds’, for his viewpoint on how this will impact Emerging Markets fixed income. He also explains how a pick up in US growth will affect Emerging Market bonds.

1 Apr 2015

Investor Perspectives: Jack Flaherty, GAM

Are the US likely to raise rates and if so, how much and when? In this week’s edition of Investor Perspectives Jack Flaherty, Investment Director in GAM’s Fixed Income Investment team, walks us through the Central Bank’s hiking cycle and explains how this has impacted Emerging Market fixed income.

27 Mar 2015

Market Digest: Middle East

What is the key driver behind the decision to issue bonds, loans or sukuk? And are interest rates likely to rise or stay the same? Ahead of our Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East conference in Dubai in June, we carried out a survey with leading CFO’s to take measure of the market and gather their opinions on some of the key issues that will be discussed at this year’s conference. Download the…

20 Mar 2015

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