Past Events

SFLA - Structured Finance in LatAm / Project & Infrastructure Finance Summit

The structured finance landscape in Latin America has evolved significantly over the past decade as tightening credit conditions, both in the region and across the emerging markets, have forced LatAm banks and borrowers to deploy more innovative financial products to meet their funding requirements at competitive terms. Meanwhile, a massive infrastructure build-out to support long-term growth is underway across the region – but securing financing for each project, from local financiers and international banks to multilaterals and bond markets, often requires highly complex solutions given a range of risks to lenders, investors and developers alike. Against this backdrop, LatinFinance hosted its Structured Finance in Latin America/Project and Infrastructure Finance Summit at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on September 28-29 to explore the evolution of Latin America’s structured and project finance markets, and to assess the outlook for further development in 2017.

The structured finance landscape in Latin America has evolved significantly over the past decade as tightening credit conditions, both in th...

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The 9th Infrastructure & Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit

LatinFinance returned to Mexico to host the 9th annual Infrastructure and Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit in Monterrey. This conference provides the most essential platform for gathering the leaders of Mexico’s infrastructure marketplace to address its growing sophistication and the progress made by Mexican states since the country launched its historic reforms. While progressing towards realizing the ambitious reform programs that hold the potential to propel Mexico towards a brighter future, a tough domestic economic and political climate present huge challenges for further progress. A lackluster economy, combined with budget deficits, a slump in oil prices and a devaluation of the currency have all led to intense pressure on public sector budgets – making the country’s infrastructure development goals all the more challenging, and presenting new tests for federal and local governments in terms of financing projects, issuing debt and courting investment.

LatinFinance returned to Mexico to host the 9th annual Infrastructure and Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit in Monterrey. This conferen...

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The 10th Andean Finance & Investment Forum

LatinFinance returned to Lima to host the 10th edition of the region’s most important capital markets forum – the Andean Finance and Investment Forum. Held in Peru’s capital and fresh of the narrow victory of market friendly Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s over Keiko Fujimori, the forum gathered over 300 government officials, financiers, international and local investors, and leading corporates as they explored the opportunities in the Andean region. Peru’s new finance minister Alfredo Thorne delivered one of his first addresses to an international audience, and laid out his administration’s ambitious agenda. Thorne insisted his administration would succeed in unblocking stalled investment projects, increasing investment in infrastructure and overhauling the country’s tax system, despite opposition in Congress. Investor confidence has soared since President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski took office this year.

LatinFinance returned to Lima to host the 10th edition of the region’s most important capital markets forum – the Andean Finance and Investm...

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The 2nd Latin America Japan Investors Forum

For the second year, LatinFinance gathered together business leaders, institutional investors, advisors, financiers and government officials from Japan and Latin America for a day of informative panel discussions, technical presentations and 1-1 meetings to identify investment opportunities and advance the process towards deal making and strengthening business relationships. Some of the important topics of discussion included: Opportunities in Latin American Debt Securities, Partnering and Investing in Latin American Infrastructure Projects, Syndicated Lending and Manufacturing in Latin America. Focused presentations were made on Peru’s macroeconomic outlook & financial strategy and opportunities for investment in Honduran infrastructure and energy. Day 2 of the conference was dedicated to 1-1 business meetings.

For the second year, LatinFinance gathered together business leaders, institutional investors, advisors, financiers and government officials...

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The 2nd Cumbre Financiera Argentina

LatinFinance returned to Buenos Aires in May for the second edition of the Cumbre Financiera Argentina. The Forum convened Argentina’s leading market participants and public officials to assess progress made during the first six months of President Mauricio Macri’s administration and to explore the measures that must now be taken to steer Latin America’s third largest economy back on a track. Speakers overwhelmingly gave President Mauricio Macri's administration high marks after six months in power, but cautioned that he needs to maintain sustainable policies that keep high inflation at bay, speakers said at the 2nd Cumbre Financiera Argentina. Since coming into office, the new government has lowered tariffs for the country’s agribusiness sector, lifted capital controls to promote equity investment and allowed the Argentine peso to float freely.

LatinFinance returned to Buenos Aires in May for the second edition of the Cumbre Financiera Argentina. The Forum convened Argentina’s leadi...

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The 3rd Latin America Europe Investors Forum

The investment relationship between Latin America and Europe runs deep – and despite a volatile marketplace, Latin America has continued to offer considerable value to European investors, just as European markets offer a range of opportunities for Latin American entities looking to diversify their investor base and manage their funding costs. The 3rd Latin America Europe Investors Forum (LAEIF) gathered leading Latin American corporates and sovereigns, investors and intermediaries for a day of in-depth discussions exploring the full spectrum of investment and business opportunities.

The investment relationship between Latin America and Europe runs deep – and despite a volatile marketplace, Latin America has continued to ...

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The 14th Brazil Issuers & Investors Forum

LatinFinance’s 14th Brazil Issuers and Investors Forum returned to Sao Paulo on April 19th, 2016 with a backdrop of harsh economic conditions, a widening corruption scandal, and political instability. Leading corporates, financiers, local and international investors, lawyers and government officials gathered for a day of discussion and debate. Just two days prior, Brazil’s lower house voted in favor of beginning impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff – an outcome favored by the market as evidenced by the stock exchange’s rally this week. Issuers and investors alike took note as expert panelists discussed strategies, trends and opportunities in debt restructuring, the cross-border markets, M&A, infrastructure finance, the local capital markets, and agribusiness.

LatinFinance’s 14th Brazil Issuers and Investors Forum returned to Sao Paulo on April 19th, 2016 with a backdrop of harsh economic condition...

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The 13th Annual IDB Breakfast

Weakening currencies, plunging oil prices and geopolitical tensions have tipped the outlook for LatAm and Caribbean economies on its head last year. For some, the low oil prices are a boon — yet across much of the region growth forecasts have been slashed. In response, investors are rethinking their regional allocations, and sovereign borrowers are turning to innovative structures and strategies to approach the capital markets. This interactive breakfast discussion featured the region’s most important sovereign borrowers and took an in-depth look at the rapidly evolving state of the global debt capital markets and the implications for tenors, currencies, funding strategies and investor demand for LatAm sovereign debt.

Weakening currencies, plunging oil prices and geopolitical tensions have tipped the outlook for LatAm and Caribbean economies on its head la...

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The 2nd Central America Finance and Investment Forum

Following a successful inaugural event in Tegucigalpa Honduras, LatinFinance’s Central America Finance and Investment Forum returned to the region on March 10-11 gathering key stakeholders from the public and private sectors for two days of informative panel discussions and 1-1 business meetings. Hosted in Panama, one of the region’s most promising economies, the country’s Minister of Economy and Finance, Dulcidio de la Guardia delivered the opening address touching on the region’s development, outlook, and access to capital markets and setting the pace and direction for the ensuing deliberations. The forum explored advances in regional integration, the development of the capital markets, ambitious infrastructure projects, successful Public-Private Partnerships and the pipeline for future developments.

Following a successful inaugural event in Tegucigalpa Honduras, LatinFinance’s Central America Finance and Investment Forum returned to the ...

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The 11th Cumbre Financiera Mexicana

Returning to Mexico for the 11th consecutive edition of Cumbre Financiera Mexicana, LatinFinance once again gathered Mexico’s key financial market stakeholders to navigate the turbulence and uncertainty that have begun to eclipse the country, the region, and the emerging markets in 2016. With a dramatic fall in both oil prices and the peso, a collapse in global market sentiment and an increasingly complex global economic environment, a damper has been put on expectations for Mexico’s economy. Tightening fiscal policy is weighing heavy on the real economy, dampening business sentiment and casting a shadow over financial markets. While few doubt Mexico’s potential, the question is what needs to happen for the country to fulfill it? In this context, we took a step back to look at the Mexican economy in the regional context, and to ask what needs to be done to create the momentum that will ultimately have a positive impact on growth and investment, on capital flows and funding, and on the development of a more competitive corporate landscape.

Returning to Mexico for the 11th consecutive edition of Cumbre Financiera Mexicana, LatinFinance once again gathered Mexico’s key financial ...

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LatinFinance Deals of the Year Awards Dinner

The LatinFinance Deals of The Year are the region’s most prestigious and rigorously judged awards for excellence in investment banking, capital markets issuance and legal advice. Leading investors, issuers, financial executives, law firms and government officials gathered for an evening of fine dining, networking and celebration. LatinFinance would like to thank everyone who participated and congratulate the winners once again!

The LatinFinance Deals of The Year are the region’s most prestigious and rigorously judged awards for excellence in investment banking, capi...

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SFLA - Structured Finance in Latin America

On October 22, LatinFinance inaugurated SFLA – Structured Finance in Latin America forum at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, bringing together the region’s most active structured market players from the investor, issuer, financial advisory, banking, rating agency, legal and regulatory perspectives. Featuring a full day of forward looking panel discussions, technical presentations and private 1-1 meetings, SFLA marked its ground both as a definitive platform for thought leadership on Latin American structured finance and as an unparalleled networking hub for the players driving it forward.

On October 22, LatinFinance inaugurated SFLA – Structured Finance in Latin America forum at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexic...

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LatinFinance Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards Dinner

LatinFinance hosted the second Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards Dinner on September 30, 2015 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. The LatinFinance Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards Dinner celebrated the stand-out institutions and transactions of the past year in this important and rapidly growing market. Infrastructure developers, investors, financial executives, law firms and government officials gathered for an evening of fine dining, networking and celebration.

LatinFinance hosted the second Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards Dinner on September 30, 2015 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. Th...

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The 8th Infrastructure & Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit

The 8th Infrastructure and Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit was organized on September 24-25 in Guanajuato, Mexico. It brought state and municipal government officials together with investors, financiers, project-sponsors, concessionaires and operators for two days of informative presentations, private 1-1 meetings and practical workshops. Through its partnership with BANOBRAS, the Summit convened some of the most influential figures in infrastructure and sub-sovereign finance in Mexico.

The 8th Infrastructure and Sub-Sovereign Finance in Mexico Summit was organized on September 24-25 in Guanajuato, Mexico. It brought state a...

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Cumbre Financiera Argentina

On September 17, 2015, LatinFinance marked its return to Argentina with the revival of its “Cumbre Financiera Argentina” at the Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center in the City of Buenos Aires. Taking place just one short month before the country’s much anticipated presidential elections – widely believed to usher in long overdue economic reform, regardless of the victor – the Cumbre united leaders of every faction of Argentina’s capital markets as it traversed the promise and the challenge of a post Kirchner Argentina. In an atmosphere of almost palpable optimism, over 350 local and international issuers, investors, lawyers and financial professionals gathered for a day’s worth of lively discussion, debate and networking as a new chapter in Argentine history restlessly waits to be written.

On September 17, 2015, LatinFinance marked its return to Argentina with the revival of its “Cumbre Financiera Argentina” at the Sheraton Hot...

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