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

Broadcast on Dec 2, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

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Fitch Ratings

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HSBC

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ING

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Mizuho

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SMBC

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Banco Sabadell

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BBVA

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Crédit Agricole CIB

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Itau BBA

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Cervantes Sainz

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Moody's Investors Service

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S&P Global Ratings

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Vigeo Eiris

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Winston & Strawn

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Brigard Urrutia

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Holland and Knight

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PCR Verum

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Santos Neto

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UK Export Finance

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  • 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?
Latin America

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

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