Andes

23 Mar 2017   Americas, Video, Andes

VIDEO: Interview Arthur Rubin, Head of Latin America DCM, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.

Bonds & Loans speaks with Arthur Rubin, Head of Latin America DCM, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference about the macro-economic risks facing the Andean region, and the credit market outlook in 2017.

Odebrecht Could Lead to Stronger Corporate Governance in Latin America

The Odebrecht scandal could be a game changer for corporate governance in Latin America, with investors demanding more transparency in the way the region does business.

CASE STUDY: Pacifico 3 Lands US$650mn Hybrid Financing Package

Engineered by Goldman Sachs, this first-of-a-kind multi-tranche dual-currency hybrid financing package for the Pacifico 3 highway became the first UVR-denominated issuance in the world and marks a new era in Colombia’s infrastructure PPP financing.

CASE STUDY: Bancolombia Prints First Green Bond Issued by LatAm Private Lender

Bancolombia’s green bond was the first green bond issued by a private financial institution in Latin America and the first green bond in Colombia, potentially opening the market to a slew of local currency-denominated issuances.

CASE STUDY: Suramericana Follows Record-Making Trade with Bridge Loan, Bond

In April 2016 pan-American conglomerate Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. followed up its record-breaking 2011 bond with a US$550mn issuance, which was used to repay a bridge loan posted a month earlier and fund the acquisition of RSA’s Latin American operations.

Chile’s Euroclearance Raises Hope of Attracting Foreign Capital

Traditionally only Chile’s big corporates and state companies would choose to tap international markets, while the rest would get local financing. That may all change with Euroclear’s launch of settlement, custody and related services for cross-border Chilean domestic debt.

Chile Pension Reforms Could Shield AFPs from Public Fury and Boost Competitiveness

Chileans are increasingly frustrated with deflated pension rates, but blaming AFPs may not be the most constructive solution. A new set of pension reforms could provide the first step to spreading the financial burden more evenly between workers and employers.

Case Study: Promigas Shifts Liability Management Strategy with US$200mn Loan

Colombia’s Promigas marked its first foray into the syndicated loan markets by securing a US$200mn 5-year unsecured facility, allowing the company to consolidate its existing debt at more aggressive pricing while broadening its funding base.

Andean Markets: Banking Sector Outlook for 2017

With stable GDP growth, strong demographics and a flurry of infrastructure programmes under way in the Andes, the region’s banking sector needs to provide the financial backbone for further development of some of the most flourishing economies in the EM space – that is, if the banks are able to steer clear of the pitfalls: corruption scandals, market volatility, and a potential global trade overhaul.

Colombia’s Central Bank Chief Vows to Aim for Inflation Target Despite Headwinds

Juan Jose Echavarria, the new Governor of Colombia’s Central Bank, has come into the job at a time of uncertainty for global markets. With inflationary pressures simmering, countered by the need to boost growth through tightening, Bonds & Loans asked the country’s top banker about the legacy he has inherited and how the Bank plans to navigate the challenging economic landscape ahead.

 

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