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Dollar funding for local projects: How to re-attract international investors to Colombia’s 5G infrastructure programme

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

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  • How much external investment is needed to support the 5G infrastructure drive?
  • How do hedging costs and ability to reconcile currency affect the diversity of investors who are willing to put money on the table?
  • Bank funding vs. multilateral vs. capital markets: Which is the best avenue to boost liquidity and reignite investor appetite?
Latin America

Moderator

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Project & Structured Finance, Latin America

SMBC

David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Managing Director & Head of Project & Structured Finance, Latin America at SMBC

David González joined SMBC New York in 2013 to head the infrastructure Latin America practice, covering transportation infrastructure (roads, ports, airports, rail, subways, etc), social infrastructure (schools, hospitals, detention centers, government buildings, etc), and water infrastructure (water treatment, irrigation, desalination, aqueducts, etc), and telecom (fiber optic, cell towers, data centers, etc).

Prior to joining SMBC, David worked as Executive Director for WestLB’ Infrastructure Americas Group in New York and as Vice President for BBVA’s Americas Project Finance Team in New York. Prior to that, David worked at Dexia New York’s Latin America Department and Standard & Poor’s Project Finance Latin America Team.

David has a long working experience in the Americas, where he has advised, structured and/or financed transactions worth over $50 billion (aggregate) in countries such as USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Panama, Uruguay, Argentina, Bermuda, and Aruba, among other counties.

David holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York and a BA from the University of Nuevo Leon in Mexico.

SMBC

David Gonzalez

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is one of the largest commercial banks in Japan. With offices in 40 countries and regions including the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania, SMBC has an extensive global network and growing international presence. SMBC and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services, including deposit taking, lending, securities brokering and trading, securities investment, money transfer, foreign currency exchange, corporate bond trustee services and custody services, financial futures underwriting, investment trust sales and other commercial banking activities.

Speakers

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director

John Laing

Estefania Leon

Estefania Leon

Investment Director at John Laing

Estefania Leon joined the Bogotá team of John Laing in 2020 as Investment Director. Previously she was Head of Infrastructure and Energy Co-Lead at leading Colombian investment bank Inverlink. Ms Leon has focused her career in public and private sector expertise and has worked on a wide range of 4G PPP projects, private initiatives and core plus infrastructure projects.

John Laing

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking

Itau Colombia

Jaime Otero

Jaime Otero

Head of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking at Itau Colombia

  • Mr. Otero joined Itaú in October 2012, as part of the Corporate Finance team of Itaú BBA Corporación Financiera in Colombia. Since March, 2017, once Itaú took control of Corpbanca operations in Colombia, Mr. Otero acts as Head of Corporate Finance of Itaú Colombia.
  • Prior to joining Itaú, Mr. Otero worked for Inverlink, an investment banking boutique in Colombia, as VP for two years. Previously he worked in Sumatoria, other investment banking boutique in Colombia, as an Associate for ten years, and before that, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Corficolombiana in Bogotá, as an Analyst for two years.
  • Mr. Otero holds a B.S in Industrial Engineering and a Master degree in Economics, both from Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia.

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