Join LatinFinance for its 11th annual breakfast discussion with the most active and important sovereign borrowers from across Latin America and the Caribbean. This moderated discussion will examine funding strategies and evolving yield curves, diversification into yen, RMB and other currencies; and evolving investor demand for LatAm sovereign/quasi debt.
Confirmed speakers include:
> Paulo Valle, Head of Debt Management and Deputy Treasury Secretary, Brazil
> Jordi Prat, Vice-Minister of Finance and Public Credit Director, Costa Rica
> Carlos Vargas, Managing Director, Mizuho
> Marcello Lobo, Partner, Pinheiro Neto
> Marzo Bernardi, Executive Director, Western Asset Management
> Sean Newman, Senior Portfolio Manager, Invesco
> Taimur Ahmad, Editor, LatinFinance (Moderator)
Topics for discussion include:
> How should we expect the current credit environment to affect borrowing programs?
> To what extent has tapering affected Latin America capital markets?
> What is the current investment appetite for sovereign debt issues and how is this evolving?
> Short to medium-term prospects – issue size, issue structure, debt, equity, loans?
> What is the scope for further domestic currency issuance in the international markets?
> Will issuers, and their investors, favor local currency, dollars, sterling, HKD, CHF, or Euro?
> What debt structures have been used to entice broader investment participation?
> Practical uses of JBIC-guaranteed Samurai and Asian local currency bonds?
> How is the infrastructure deficit in LatAm being financed? Are infra bonds here to stay?
> Will EM debt outflows and redemptions hurt future issuance?
7:00am - 7:30am Continental breakfast and registration
7:30am - 7:35am Welcoming remarks: Chrisopher Garnett, President, LatinFinance
7:35am - 8:50am Panel Discussion
8:50am - 9:00am Debate and conclusions
The panel will include speakers from: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, LatinFinance, Mizuho and Pinheiro Neto
Participation is by invitation-only.