Latin America

Ricardo Duenas Espriu, CFO, GACM - Financing Mexico's New Airport

The development of Mexico City’s new airport is well under way. The size of the project is matched by its cost, which needs to be funded through infrastructure investments that are not without their risks. We speak to Ricardo Duenas Espriu, CFO at GACM about the intricacies of the project’s funding.

5 Sept 2016

Fibra Uno CFO Gerardo Vargas on Driving Investment in the Real Estate Sector

With long term growth prospects in the country remaining strong, Mexico’s commercial real estate sector is expected to benefit from increased demand and a boost in capital availability. We speak with Gerardo Vargas, Chief Financial Officer at Fibra Uno about how the company plans to grow its portfolio and adjust its funding strategy to emerging risk factors.

26 Aug 2016

Juan Pablo Newman, CFO, Pemex - Energy Reforms Open Up New Black-Gold Rush

The energy reforms which are currently under implementation are likely to spur private investment in the oil & gas sector in the near-term. We speak with Juan Pablo Newman, CFO, Pemex, about what benefits the reforms will bring to the company, where the oil giant is looking for funding going forward and what risks could be present in the years ahead.

26 Aug 2016

CFO View: Claudio Chamorro, Parque Arauco

Claudio Chamorro currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at Parque Arauco. He previously served as Director of Studies and Financial Analysis of the Superintendency of Banks and Financial Institutions, Chile. He has served as both Market Risk Manager, and later CFO, of Banco CorpBanca, Chile’s third largest bank, and served as Corporate Development Manager at Corpgroup, leading M&A, bond and…

30 Jun 2016

VIDEO: Carlos Adati, CFO, Seara Agronegocios

Carlos speaks about, what Seara Agronegocios's growth strategy is over the coming financial year as well as the financing options available to Brazilian corporates connected to the commodity sector.

1 Jun 2016

CFO Perspective: Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, CFO at Gas Natural Mexico

With the creation of laws last year that make it easier for foreign companies to export gas to Mexico and drilling expansion in Texas sending exports skyrocketing, Mexico is currently in the midst of a gas infrastructure boom. This has also resulted in an increased appetite for long-term investment in the region’s energy infrastructure. We spoke with Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, CFO at Gas Natural…

4 Sept 2015

CFO Perspective: Martha Rodríguez Rico, CFO at Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua

Having recently successfully completed the refinancing of Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua’s bank debt we sat down with the company’s CFO Martha Rodríguez Rico to discuss how the deal helped improve the cement specialist’s financial flexibility, and how companies can find the right balance between different debt capital instruments.

4 Sept 2015

Interview with Marisol Vázquez-Mellado: Syndicated loan market vs the bond market

This week Marisol Vázquez-Mellado Mollón, CFO at Grupo Kuo, discusses why they chose the syndicated loan market for their recent transaction and forecasts Mexico’s GDP growth projects for the next 12-24 months.

21 Aug 2015

Case study: Jorge Barrenechea discusses BCI's recent bond issuance

We speak to Jorge Barrenechea, Head of Treasury & International at BCI about their recent bond issuance; why the company decided to issue bonds, the process of preparing and executing the transaction and key lessons for CFOs considering similar transactions.

1 May 2015

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