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PPPs, project bonds and collateral: How can Southern Cone governments and issuers structure and fund their energy and infrastructure projects?

Broadcast on Dec 3, 2020 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Latin America 2020 - Virtual Conference

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  • How can governments repackage offtaker agreements to make them more attractive to international investors and developers?
  • What other avenues, apart from multilaterals are on the table for financing projects to a short deadline?
  • What new collateral is available for Uruguayan and Paraguayan borrowers who want to issue new debt?
  • Why has Chile been able to attract so much FDI for P3s, when P3 revenues are denominated in CLP?
  • With US dollar funding limited, to what extent is are the local market deep enough for corporates to access the funding they need?
Latin America

Moderator

Andrés Onetto

Andrés Onetto

Head of Project Finance, Chile

Scotiabank

Andrés Onetto

Andrés Onetto

Head of Project Finance, Chile at Scotiabank

  • Andrés is the Head of Project & Infrastructure Finance at Scotiabank Chile (former BBVA Chile). Before joining the team in Chile, Andrés lead the Power, Energy, and Renewables Structured Finance practice at CitiGroup in Chile. Previously he worked at Citi New York, originating and executing M&A and Project Finance transactions throughout Latin America​
  • Andres has been part of Scotiabank Chile’s Corporate Finance team since September 2018​
  • Before becoming a banker, Andres practiced law in Argentina as an M&A and Project Finance lawyer for nine years​
  • Andres holds a J.D. from Universidad Católica Argentina, an MSc in Finance from Universidad del CEMA, an LLM from Duke University School of Law and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University)​
  • He has published over 30 articles on legal and financial issues and is a correspondent for the Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (UK)​

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Andrés Onetto

Speakers

Santiago Peña

Santiago Peña

Santiago Peña

Director at Banco Basa

Santiago Peña, Paraguayan economist and former minister of finance with domestic and international experience on policy design and implementation.

Mr. was educated in the United States and Paraguay. After graduating as economist in Paraguay, he studied Economic Policy Management at Columbia University in New York where he obtained a Master in Public Administration. After graduating he returned to Paraguay, where he lectured at the Catholic University of Asuncion as an Associate Professor of Financial Theory; and as a Full Professor of Economic Theory at the same University. Likewise, he has published research works on monetary policy, financial sector and financial inclusion.

In 2000, Mr. Peña joined the Central Bank of Paraguay where he worked in the research department. In 2009, he was hired by the IMF and moved to Washington, D.C., USA, where he worked as an economist responsible for countries in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2012 was appointed Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Paraguay and in 2015 as Minister of Finance responsible for the economic policy design and implementation of the government. In June 2017, Mr. Peña resigned as Minister of Finance to run as presidential candidate in the primaries of the Colorado Party in December of that year. Mr. Peña is currently working in the financial sector in Paraguay and contribute regularly on different projects in Paraguay and the region.

Banco Basa

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Facundo Salinas Aguirre

Director, Public Investment at Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Facundo Salinas is currently the principal of the Directorate for the Public Investment System (DSIP) – Ministry of Finance of Paraguay. Mr. Salinas has worked in the preliminary draft of the PPP Law and in its regulatory decree, which is now in its implementation.

With more than 10 years in the public sector, Mr. Salinas has been the adviser of the Vice Minister of Economy and head of the Department of Public Private Partnership of the DSIP.

Mr. Salinas has also worked as the Head of the Cabinet of the Vice Ministry of Economy, as the Coordinator of the Legal advice of a National Secretariat and attorney's work in legal studies and as an independent litigator.

Facundo Salinas is a lawyer who graduated from the Universidad Católica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción and holds a Master in Law from the University of Barcelona. Furthermore, he has a certification in “Infrastructure in a Market Economy: Public-Private Partnerships in a Changing World” and “Leading Economic Growth” from Harvard Kennedy School.

Mr. Salinas also completed a postgraduate course in: "Current Issues of Constitutional Law" and in “Constitutional Procedural Law” at the University of Buenos Aires and a certification in Public Private Partnerships by the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. Mr. Salinas participated in the PPP Training Program at HM Treasury.

Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

Emerson de Pieri

Emerson de Pieri

Emerson de Pieri

Managing Director at Haliwell Investments Mercosur

Haliwell Investments Mercosur