CEO CFO Insights LatAm
Miguel Rubio, Country Manager, for Acciona Energy, a subsidiary of the Spanish renewable project developer Acciona, talks to Bonds & Loans about the company’s joint venture with Tuto Energy following their landmark USD264mn 18-year project finance deal, solar energy production growth, and strategic initiatives in Mexico and beyond.
We speak with Edward Uribe, CFO, at Grupo Alumina about how US trade policy is affecting the company’s funding outlook and the prospects for the metals and construction sectors.
Doris Capurro, President, CEO & Founder, Luft Energia talks to Bonds & Loans about the company’s renewable energy development plans, and its bid to tap into multilateral development institutions and export credit agencies to help finance the next wave of projects in the pipeline.
Colombia is a world leader when it comes to public-private partnerships in the infrastructure sector, and the country’s flagship toll road infrastructure initiative – the 4G programme – is regularly held up as a beacon for other regional economies to replicate. But last year, due in part to eroding economic fundamentals and political volatility, many of the programme’s key projects were hit with bankability issues, causing execution delays among other headaches.
As Mexico continues to show resilience in the face of multiple external challenges, including stalemate in the NAFTA negotiations, pressure on the EM currencies from a rallying dollar and global trade wars, its debt capital markets have largely switched into a wait-and-see mode. But issuance windows offer plenty of opportunities, so we speak to Juan Pablo Newman, the Head of Public Credit at the Ministry of Finance, about DCM prospects and a broader outlook for the country’s issuers and borrowers.
As Mexico voted in the new president, Bonds & Loans met with a broad range of local finance leaders, corporate chiefs and state officials to discuss the market outlook and get a sense of the risks and opportunities on the horizon.
With consumer confidence once again on the rise in Brazil, Daniel Levy, CFO of Arezzo & Co. is optimistic about the company’s fortunes as the shoemaker looks to expand its footprint both within the country and abroad. We speak with Levy about the funding team’s core objectives and the company’s expansion efforts.
Latin American miner Nexa Resources – which recently rebranded from Votorantim Metais – has in the past year completed its dual stock exchange listing, weathered a period of low commodity prices and mining sector strikes in Latin America, and maintained strong fundamentals to step confidently into the new financial year. We speak with Mario Bertoncini, the company’s Senior VP and CFO, about its prospects in 2018.
Alessandro Bitelli, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Lundin Gold, a Canadian gold miner, talks about the company’s Latin American ventures, a USD300mn deal to finance a project in Ecuador, a further loan syndication and a USD400mn equity transaction, as well as broader market outlook and the impact of politics.
Colombia's Central Bank Governor Juan José Echavarría speaks with Bonds & Loans about the economy, interest rates, and blockchain.
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- Tecnoglass Chief Financial Officer: ‘We must reactivate industry, consumption and construction’
- MTP CFO Gonzalo Cornejo on Setting the Pace for Securitisations in Mexico’s Local Market
- Latin America Deals of the Year Awards 2018: The Winners
- Petroperú CFO: Interplay of Bank, Bond Financing Key to Talara Refinery Funding
14 Nov 2018