Registration: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00...

AS/COA
680 Park Avenue
New York

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Venezuela and PDVSA's Bonds: What to Expect

AS/COA will host a panel discussion on Venezuela and PDVSA’s financial standing.

Registration: 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: 5:30 p.m. to 7:00...

AS/COA
680 Park Avenue
New York

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Overview

Americas Society and Council of the Americas will host leading experts to discuss Venezuela and PDVSA’s financial standing, as the state-owned oil company faces payments of more than $1 billion on October 28 and another of $2.2 billion on November 2 as part of its bond obligations. In recent weeks, PDVSA has come under intense scrutiny after it offered investors a swap deal in order to postpone payments as its oil output continues to decline. Panelists will discuss these and other developments to assess likely scenarios.

This event is part of our Venezuela Working Group series.

Panelists:

  • Lucas Aristizabal, Senior Director and Head of Latin American Energy, Fitch Ratings @FitchLatAm
  • Russ Dallen, Managing Partner, Caracas Capital Markets @RussDallen
  • Diego Ferro, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Greylock Capital 
  • Francisco Rodríguez, Chief Economist, Torino Capital @frrodriguezc

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | gzubillaga@as-coa.org | 212-277-8362
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 212-277-8358
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | fmarin@as-coa.org | 212-277-8342
COA Corporate Membership Info: Natalia Williamson | nwilliamson@as-coa.org | 212-277-8374
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 2.

Speakers

Lucas Aristizabal
Senior Director and Head of Latin American Energy, Fitch Ratings

Lucas Aristizabal is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ Latin American corporates group. His primary areas of expertise are the electric-power utilities and energy (oil and gas) industries, for which he is the primary analyst for a robust portfolio of credits. Aristizabal began...

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Russell M. Dallen Jr.
Managing Partner, Caracas Capital Markets

Russ Dallen is managing partner at Caracas Capital Markets, publisher of the Latin American Herald Tribune, managing director at Ophiuchus Capital Management, and co-portfolio manager at Venezuela Opportunity Fund. Prior to joining Caracas Capital, he was head of the Latin...

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Diego Ferro
Co-Chief Investment Officer, Greylock Capital

Diego Ferro is co-chief investment officer at Greylock Capital. He joined Greylock in 2009 as a portfolio manager and became a partner in August 2010. He has 21 years of experience working on Wall Street and in banking. Prior to joining Greylock, Ferro was co-head of Latin...

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Francisco Rodríguez
Chief Economist, Torino Capital

Francisco Rodríguez is an economist and coauthor of Venezuela Before Chávez. Previously, he was director and senior Andean economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), where he specializes in the economies of Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. Rodríguez has held numerous...

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