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Transitioning finance: How are banks, investors and rating agencies supporting Mexican issuers on their journey to sustainability?

Broadcast on May 20, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds & Loans Mexico 2021 - Virtual

Gold Sponsor

Fitch Ratings

Gold Sponsor

HSBC

Gold Sponsor

SMBC

Silver Sponsor

KPMG

Bronze Sponsor

Citi

Bronze Sponsor

Moody's Investors Service

Bronze Sponsor

Sainz Abogados

Supporting Partner

Mexican Chamber of Commerce - GB

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  • What products are available under the sustainable umbrella? How do they price in comparison to vanilla instruments?
  • The importance of “S”: How can investors and Mexican companies pivot their ESG strategies to encompass more social aspects into their transactions?
  • What do banks and investors expect from commodity-driven companies in relation to their approach to ESG?
Mexico

Moderator

Jhon Rojano

Jhon Rojano

Vice President, Latin America Issuer Services

Citi

Jhon Rojano

Jhon Rojano

Vice President, Latin America Issuer Services at Citi

¨Professional with a major in Business Administration and Post-Graduation in Finance with more than 20 years of experience in Financial Industry on products and strategic management, mainly in the Corporate Trust Area, John joined at Citibank on March 2010, today he belongs to Agency & Trust Latam Sales team and is responsible for Mexico and Colombia. During 6 years, he was Agency & Trust as Product Head for Citibank Colombia. Prior to join Citi he worked for HSBC Colombia for 9 years in Agency &Trust area as Sales Manager and Senior Structuring and Account Manager, responsible for structuring and administration the trust agreements for important merger & acquisition, capital market transaction, syndicated loans and infrastructure projects.¨

Citi

Jhon Rojano

Speakers

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia Pellegrini

Deputy CIO, EM Fixed Income

Allianz Global Investors

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia Pellegrini

Deputy CIO, EM Fixed Income at Allianz Global Investors

Giulia Pellegrini is Deputy CIO for Emerging Markets Debt at Allianz Global Investors, where she focuses on EM sovereign debt strategies and ESG investing. Prior to joining AllianzGI in 2020, she was Head of Sustainable EM Fixed Income Investing at BlackRock since 2015. Ms Pellegrini was previously Chief Economist for Sub-Saharan Africa in J.P. Morgan’s Emerging Market Research team in London and in Johannesburg and an Economist at the World Bank in the Africa Finance and Private Sector Development Department in Washington D.C. She started her career as an Economist in the Policy & Strategy Division of the Debt Management Office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Abuja. Giulia holds master degrees in Development Economics and in Econometrics from the University of Oxford, St Antony’s College and from Birkbeck College as well as a BSc in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London.

Allianz Global Investors

Yamur Muñoz

Yamur Muñoz

Director, Head of Debt and Equity Capital Markets Origination

HSBC

Yamur Muñoz

Yamur Muñoz

Director, Head of Debt and Equity Capital Markets Origination at HSBC

HSBC

Yamur Muñoz

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.

Maria Pia Medrano

Maria Pia Medrano

Director, Corporate Ratings, Mexico

Fitch Ratings

Maria Pia Medrano

Maria Pia Medrano

Director, Corporate Ratings, Mexico at Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings

Maria Pia Medrano

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.

For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.

LinkedIn Page: www.linkedin.com/company/fitch-ratings

Aaron E. Franklin

Aaron E. Franklin

Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance,

SMBC

Aaron E. Franklin

Aaron E. Franklin

Executive Director, Head of Sustainable Finance, at SMBC

Aaron Franklin works with companies to integrate their Environmental Social Governance (ESG) performance and strategy into their financings, including structuring and executing green bonds, sustainability-linked loans and related instruments.

Aaron Franklin has more than five years experience in sustainable finance, previously serving as the Global Coordinator for Sustainable Capital Markets for a major international law firm and subject matter expert for all sustainable financings, and more than 10 years experience in international finance.

Aaron has executed many sustainable finance transactions, including green bonds and loans for clients ranging from some of the largest corporate issuers to diversified high-yield companies as well as the first-ever bond with an interest rate adjustment linked to achieving a sustainability performance target. Aaron publishes frequently on topics related to sustainable finance and has served on the Advisory Council to the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee.

Aaron’s key expertise is in structuring and drafting sustainable finance frameworks; identifying material KPI and setting ambitious sustainability performance targets in sustainability-linked loans, and analysing of industry trends and developments.

Aaron has a B.S. from Cornell University focusing on international development and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Centre.

SMBC

Aaron E. Franklin

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.