Past Events

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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The 9th Andean Finance & Investment Forum

The Andean Finance & Investment Forum returned to Chile for its ninth edition. The region’s best attended capital markets event gathered CEOs, CFOs and Treasurers from leading corporates; international and local investors; banks and public sector officials for two days of panel discussions and technical presentations. The Forum covered all key segments of Andean financial markets including: corporate debt, intraregional M&A; project bonds, mining & energy finance; and innovative financing solutions for regional and local banks.

The Andean Finance & Investment Forum returned to Chile for its ninth edition. The region’s best attended capital markets event gathered CEO...

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The Latin America Japan Investors Forum

Key players in the Japanese and Latin American markets gathered in Tokyo on May 28-19, 2015 for the Latin America Japan Investors Forum. From automobile manufacturing in Mexico, to mining in Brazil, Chile and Peru, to a well-established appetite for Latin American securities, Japan and Latin America share a robust economic relationship that spans more than half a century. As Japan emerged from a decade and a half of deflation, opportunities to expand trade, investment, and business with Latin America were once again at the forefront of its international agenda. The Latin America Japan Investors Forum brought together business leaders, financers, institutional investors, advisors and government officials from Japan and Latin America two days of informative panel discussions, technical presentations and 1-1 meetings to identify investment opportunities and start the process towards deals and ongoing business relationships.

Key players in the Japanese and Latin American markets gathered in Tokyo on May 28-19, 2015 for the Latin America Japan Investors Forum. Fro...

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Latin America Asia Fixed Income Workshop

Latin American fixed-income securities offer yield and diversification for investors throughout Asia-Pacific. As a result, demand from these investors for Latin American debt is at an all-time high. Roadshows including stops in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, are now as important as going to New York or London. Despite this growing demand from Asian investors, there is still an overall lack of information on the companies and sectors, the debt structures currently available, and the new products that are coming to the market that are geared towards the Asian investor base. Launched in close collaboration with the Development Bank of Latin America – CAF, The Latin America-Asia- Fixed Income Workshop will connect Asian portfolio investors with Latin American corporate, supranational, and sovereign issuers. Through a half-day of focused panel discussions, and technical presentations, the Forum will inform and educate the Asian buy-side on opportunity and LatAm issuers on funding options available in the Asia-Pacific region.

Latin American fixed-income securities offer yield and diversification for investors throughout Asia-Pacific. As a result, demand from these...

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The 13th Brazil Issuers & Investors Forum

2015 was an important year for Brazil. In the rear-view: the 2014 World Cup and Presidential Election, the Fed’s QE program, and record commodity prices. Ahead: higher borrowing costs, above target inflation, a weakening Real, lagging investor confidence, sliding oil prices, and an infrastructure deficit that must be solved for the economy to fulfill its potential. Despite a generally negative outlook, mergers and acquisitions and debt capital markets continued to provide companies and investors, both domestic and international, with a broad range of opportunities. Through discussions, presentations and 1-1 meetings, the leading capital markets event in Brazil educated issuers and investors on the funding and investment options available and provided an in-depth analysis of financial innovations such as secularization, infrastructure debentures and project bonds.

2015 was an important year for Brazil. In the rear-view: the 2014 World Cup and Presidential Election, the Fed’s QE program, and record comm...

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The 10th Cumbre Financiera Mexicana

Mexico’s prudent economic management and highly liquid and sophisticated local capital markets have long positioned Mexico as a pillar of sustained economic growth and stability. The majority of the 400 participants at this high-level invitation-only summit were prominent corporates, issuers or local and international institutional investors. They, along with a select group of financial and legal advisers, rating agencies and government officials, explored the evolution of the debt, equity and loan markets and emerging structures enabling efficient access to finance in the local and international markets.

Mexico’s prudent economic management and highly liquid and sophisticated local capital markets have long positioned Mexico as a pillar of su...

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Caribbean Investment & Finance Forum

The 2015 Caribbean Investment & Finance Forum placed regional public and private sector leaders on the stage alongside international investors and thought-leaders. It is an important opportunity to address the difficult questions and the sensitive issues, to search for real-world solutions, and to meaningfully drive forward the regional agenda.​

The 2015 Caribbean Investment & Finance Forum placed regional public and private sector leaders on the stage alongside international investo...

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Central America Finance & Investment Forum

With newly invigorated governments, a rapidly growing middle class, access to capital markets, and solid performances by leading companies, Central America is firmly on the radar of investors and multinationals companies who see the region as a driver of Latin American growth. Despite this, pan-regional issues such as the role of the capital markets and infrastructure deficits pose serious challenges to the next stage of growth. This Forum will explore the pace, direction and possible longer-term evolution of the regions economies, leading sectors and capital markets.

With newly invigorated governments, a rapidly growing middle class, access to capital markets, and solid performances by leading companies, ...

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