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

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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Subscribe for access:

  • 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?
Latin America

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