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Venezuela and PDVSA's Bonds: What to Expect in 2017

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

April 4, 2017


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Americas Society and Council of the Americas will once again host leading experts to discuss Venezuela and PDVSA’s financial standing, as the state-owned oil company faces payments of more than $2 billion on April 12 as part of its bond obligations. Venezuela and PDVSA have come under intense scrutiny after the country’s reserves tumbled to near a 14-year low of $10.4 billion and PDVSA’s oil production will remain near 23-year lows in 2017.

This event is part of our Venezuela Working Group series.


  • José Enrique Arrioja, Editor-at-Large, Latin America, Bloomberg @ArriojaJoseE
  • Diego Ferro, Co-Chief Investment Officer, Greylock Capital
  • Siobhan Morden, Managing Director, Head of Latin America Fixed Income Strategy, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
  • Casey E. Reckman, Director, Emerging Markets Economics, Credit Suisse

Registration: This event is complimentary for all AS, COA and YPA members. $20.00 for all non-members.
Prior registration is required.

Not yet a member? Become an Americas Society member today for complimentary access to this event.

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | | 212-277-8362
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 212-277-8358
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | | 212-277-8342
COA Corporate Membership Info: Natalia Williamson | | 212-277-8374
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3.

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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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 America Fixed Income Trading and Structuring at Goldman Sachs.

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Casey E. Reckman

Director, Emerging Markets Economics, Credit Suisse

Casey Reckman is a director in the Emerging Markets Economics team in the Investment Strategy and Research department at Credit Suisse. She is responsible for the macroeconomic and political analysis of Argentina and Venezuela. Casey joined Credit Suisse in 2010 from Fitch Ratings, where she led coverage of a portfolio of Latin American sovereigns. Casey holds a MA in international Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University’s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where she concentrated in Latin American studies, international finance and emerging markets.

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Siobhan Morden

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Fixed Income Strategy, Nomura Securities International, Inc.

Siobhan Morden is head of Latin America Fixed Income Strategy at Nomura Securities International. Previously, she worked at Jefferies with a focus on distressed and stressed sovereign credits and RBS, where she was head of Latin America Strategy across local and external markets. Morden has also worked as head of Research & Strategy for North America and head of Emerging Markets Latin America Research & Strategy at ABN AMRO.

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