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How have Andean borrowers and issuers adapted their 2021 financing strategies to raise liquidity quickly in a low-rate environment?

Broadcast on Apr 27, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Andes 2021 - Virtual Conference

Gold Sponsor

Itau

Gold Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Gold Sponsor

HSBC

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

Silver Sponsor

Bancolombia

Silver Sponsor

Bracewell

Silver Sponsor

CIBC

Silver Sponsor

Crédit Agricole CIB

Bronze Sponsor

Holland and Knight

Bronze Sponsor

Moody's Investors Service

Supporting Partner

Finance Colombia

Supporting Partner

Peruvian Finance Association (APEF)

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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?
  • What challenges are corporates facing to refinance project delays caused by COVID?
  • Local vs. international capital markets: Where are corporates looking for financing? How does the appetite vary between local and international banks to finance these transactions?
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Moderator

Natalia O’Byrne

Natalia O’Byrne

Natalia O’Byrne

Senior Director at Fitch Ratings

Natalia O’Byrne is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ Latin America corporate finance group and is Head of the Colombian and Caribbean team. She is responsible for overseeing a portfolio of approximately 100 companies, in sectors such as global power, food & beverages, building materials & construction, water and sewer, telecommunications, oil & gas, and health care.

Natalia has more than 15 years of experience as a financial analyst. Before she took over responsibility of the Colombian corporate finance group in 2014, Natalia was a Director for the corporate group at Fitch Ratings Colombia, responsible for rating telecommunications, health, gas utilities and retailing companies, among others. Her prior experience includes working in Colombia Telecomunicaciones and Duff and Phelps Credit Rating Co. (DCR).

Natalia has a B.A. in Finance and International Affairs from Universidad Externado de Colombia, and a MBA from Instituto Panamericano de Dirección de Empresas IPADE in México D.F.

Fitch Ratings

Natalia O’Byrne

Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.

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Speakers

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

Head of International Banking

Interbank

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

José Antonio Gonzalez Ramsey

Head of International Banking at Interbank

Interbank

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Vice President, Debt Capital Markets

Itau BBA

Mauricio Fernandez

Mauricio Fernandez

Vice President, Debt Capital Markets at Itau BBA

Mr. Fernandez joined Itaú BBA in 2013 to focus on originating, structuring and distributing bond financings for Andean region issuers. Prior to joining Itaú’s team, he worked at Credit Suisse in New York in the LatAm Debt Capital Markets team. Mr. Fernandez also acquired more than 2 years of experience in structuring solutions for risk control and infrastructure protection in the Andean region while working as a relationship manager for Swiss Re in New York. Mr. Fernandez Holds a B.S. In Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota and an MBA from the Stern School of School of Business at New York University.

Itau BBA

Mauricio Fernandez
Juan Carlos Alcalde

Juan Carlos Alcalde

Head of Corporate Finance

Petroperu

Juan Carlos Alcalde

Juan Carlos Alcalde

Head of Corporate Finance at Petroperu

Petroperu

Alfredo Ugarte

Alfredo Ugarte

Alfredo Ugarte

at SMBC Nikko

Prior to SMBC, Alfredo worked for 9+ years in the LatAm DCM group at Credit Suisse and HSBC with primary responsibility for covering the Andean region (Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Chile). He has more than 15 years of experience in investment banking and debt capital markets. Alfredo has structured and executed numerous debt and liability management transactions for a variety of clients in the region, including Governments, State-owned Enterprises, Corporates, Financial Sponsors and Financial Institutions. Alfredo holds an MBA in Investment Banking and Asset Management from the Darden School of Business - University of Virginia and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico

SMBC Nikko

Jorge Tabares

Jorge Tabares

Jorge Tabares

Chief Financial Officer at Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB)

Grupo Energia de Bogota (GEB)

Jorge Tabares