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AMLO's First Year: The Economic Scenario in Mexico

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 13, 2019



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As Andrés Manuel López Obrador concludes his first year in office, what is Mexico's economic outlook? What actions can his government take to spur economic growth? What are the domestic and external factors challenging the economy, and what role does the Central Bank play?

Join AS/COA for a timely and far-reaching discussion on Mexico's political and economic scenario during AMLO's first year at the helm of the presidency.

Registration: Free admission for COA Corporate Members, President's Circle, and YPA members. Admission is $15 for AS members and nonmembers.


  • Ram Bala Chandran, Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt, Neuberger Berman
  • Carlos Capistrán, Managing Director, Head of Canada and Mexico Economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch @CCapistrn @BofA_Business
  • Ariane Ortiz-Bollin, Assistant Vice President-Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody’s Investors Service @MoodysInvSvc
  • Jose Enrique Arrioja, Editor, Latin America, Bloomberg News (moderator) @ArriojaJoseE


Event Information: Adán Toledo | | 1-212-277-8387
Individual Membership Information: Lee Evans | | 1-212-277-8384
COA Corporate Membership Information: Mila Fontana | | 1-212-277-8331
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 1-212-277-8358
Note: View a list of COA corporate members.
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12.

Ariane Ortiz-Bollin

Assistant Vice President-Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service

Ariane Ortiz-Bollin is assistant vice president-analyst in the Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service. She is the lead analyst for Mexico, leading the internal rating committee discussions, country and region-specific publications, and meetings with government officials. Before joining Moody’s in 2011, Ortiz-Bollin was a research analyst at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, conducting research on a range of macroeconomic, monetary policy, and financial regulation topics.

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Carlos Capistran

Managing Director, Head of Canada and Mexico Economics, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Carlos Capistran is a managing director and head of Canada and Mexico economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Capistran often ranks highly in investor polls and forecast surveys. He has ranked #1 Research Team for Mexico in the Institutional Investor Research Poll four years in a row (2016-2019) and in 2016 ranked #1 in forecasting inflation in Mexico according to Bloomberg.

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José Enrique Arrioja

Editor, Latin America, Bloomberg News

José Enrique Arrioja has been editor for Latin America since March 2013, overseeing strategic planning for Bloomberg News in the region. Previously, he worked as Mexico City bureau chief from 2009 to 2013, and between 2006 and 2009 he was the executive producer of Bloomberg Television Latin America while also anchoring the shows Reporte Financiero and Intercambio, both produced from New York. Arrioja was also a television reporter for Bloomberg Television Spain, gathering and reporting U.S.

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Ram Bala Chandran

Senior Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Debt, Neuberger Berman

Ram Bala Chandran is a portfolio manager on the Emerging Markets Debt team at investment management firm Neuberger Berman, responsible for FX and rates management, covering Latin America. Additionally, Chandran is responsible for making macro-economic forecasts for Latin America and providing country views pertaining to Latin America to the sovereign team.

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