Speakers From Last Year Included:
Mr. Camiña is a portfolio manager and a director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2016. He is a member of the firm’s Infrastructure Debt team, responsible for helping to build the infrastructure debt business in the US. Mr. Camiña has 18 years of investment-industry experience. Before joining the firm, he worked at Santander Bank where he held several positions including head of the project and acquisition finance group; Mr. Camiña also worked with the non-recourse financing credit group in Madrid and with the corporate syndicate loans group in New York. Prior to this, he worked at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Arthur Andersen and ABN AMRO. Mr. Camiña has a B.S. in finance from Deusto Business School, Bilbao, Spain.
Austin Camporin has been a member of the Board of Directors of Affinion Group, Inc. and Affinion Group Holdings, Inc. since July 20, 2017. Mr. Camporin is an Associate Portfolio Manager at Elliott Management Corporation, a New York-based investment fund with $33 billion in assets under management. He joined Elliott in 2009, focusing primarily upon public equity and credit opportunities.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Camporin began his career at JPMorgan, first as a high-yield credit analyst and later moving to the distressed debt proprietary trading group.
Mr. Camporin is a CFA charterholder and is also co-president and founder of the Good Shepherd of Darien Foundation. He graduated summa cum laude from the College of William & Mary in 2004, with a B.B.A. degree in Finance.
Rafael Elias, formerly Head of Emerging Markets Research and Strategy for Fixed Income at Cantor Fitzgerald, returned to Exotix this year to continue his core focus on Latin America as Corporate Credit Analyst, based in New York. Elias, who last worked with Exotix in 2010, has covered Latin American companies for more than two decades in roles including emerging markets credit trading at Credit Agricole and Knight Libertas. He began his Wall Street career as a fixed-income and equities analyst focused on Latin America for Credit Suisse First Boston and has held positions at ING Barings, UBS Warburg and Deutsche Bank.
Aurelio García-Miró is a Senior Managing Director leading Conway MacKenzie’s Latin American practice. He brings more than 16 years of experience in advising boards, senior management, creditors and taking board representation in operational and financial restructuring situations in Latin America, Europe and the US. Aurelio has extensive experience in executing restructuring, performance enhancement, and transformation roles across a wide range of industries, including infrastructure, manufacturing, retail, TMT, real estate, automotive, and aviation.
Since January 2015, Mr. Garcia-Miro leads CM’s team advising the Government of Puerto Rico in liquidity planning and financial reporting, including assisting in the development of baseline projections for the General Fund (“GF”), the TSA and key component units of the island.
Mr. Garcia-Miro is a member of the board of directors, appointed by the convertible bond holders, of a distribution and retail group with $1.2bn in revenue operating in South America. In other past engagements. Mr. Garcia-Miro was CRO of a Mexican engineering company with c. 25% of market share of off-shore oil rigs and platform; advised the board of a hospital operator with sales of €250 million and 13 centers in working capital and cash optimization. He was also the interim head of corporate controlling with Visiocorp, an € 800 million auto-parts manufacturer based in Germany. Mr. Garcia-Miro was Board Commissioner for the bond holders of a global printing and business services group with sales of €220m, vetting the restructuring plan, monitoring progress on improved reporting, governance and restructuring implementation milestones, and designing the strategic deleveraging scenarios.
Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Aurelio was Senior Managing Director and head of the Corporate Finance Practice in Spain for FTI Consulting. Before that, Aurelio was Senior Director and head of Alvarez & Marsal’s restructuring practice in Spain. Before joining Alvarez & Marsal, Aurelio was a director of the McGraw-Hill Companies International Publishing Group, managing turnaround and integration projects in North America, Spain, and Portugal.
Aurelio has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Finance from Universidad del Pacífico in Lima, Peru. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and has a basic knowledge of Portuguese and Italian.
Juan Francisco Torres-Landa has distinct skills gained during more than three decades of practice as a corporate lawyer in Mexico. He has helped many companies establish a presence in Mexico and grow over the years.
His long-term involvement in corporate deals of all kinds allows him to help clients better navigate complicated projects, joint venture arrangements, and M&A deals in general. A combination of experience and know-how results in a lawyer who sees the big picture and paves the way to better results and fewer obstacles.
He serves clients in many industries, with a particular focus on the automotive sector. Companies rely on his insight that stems from decades of experience and thorough knowledge of corporate, contractual, foreign investment, environmental, antitrust, and tax matters.
He is well known in the legal community for his responsiveness and careful, results-oriented approach along with his successful track record as a trouble shooter and his commitment to pro bono and citizenship programs.
-Assist the Gates Corporation with the corporate reorganization of all local subsidiaries.
-Assist Carso Energy with the cross-border project of the Presidio gas pipeline from Texas to Chihuahua.
-Assist Imerys with the corporate reorganization of all local subsidiaries.
-Handle the reorganization of Procter & Gamble Mexico in a multi-jurisdiction strategy involving sophisticated corporate, tax, labor and foreign trade.
-Assist Assi Solar Energy in its initial participation in the energy sector in Mexico; analyze prospects and handle negotiations for new projects.
-Assist Grupo BAL in the review of new investments in the financial and energy sectors; coordinate advice to proceed with project's evaluations.
-Assist Affinia Group in the divestiture process of its brake parts related division.
-Assist Honeywell in the implementation of projects related to the opening up of the energy sector.
Awards and rankings
-Corporate/M&A (Mexico), Chambers Global, 2015-2017
-Corporate/M&A, Chambers Latin America, 2011-2012, 2016-2017
-Real Estate, Chambers Latin America, 2012, 2016-2017
-LACCA Approved: Corporate/M&A, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), 2015, 2017
-LACCA Approved: Anti-Corruption & Compliance, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), 2017
-Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Energy and Natural Resources, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Environment, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-International Trade and Customs, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
-Real Estate, The Legal 500 Latin America, 2016
Hernán is a founding partner of Pelham Advisors and is responsible for the overall management of the firm. With 16 years of financial advisory and transactional experience, he has assisted clients on the acquisition and disposition of dozens of loan portfolios with an aggregate value over $20 billion.
Hernán’s services include the analysis of divestitures and exit options, portfolio and asset valuation, due diligence, and transaction structuring. In addition, he provides M&A advisory services on middle market transactions, including target identification, pricing, and closing negotiations.
Before founding Pelham Advisors, Hernán was a Managing Director at Guardian Investment Banking & Real Estate, and prior to that, he was a Senior Director at KPMG Corporate Finance where he led the firm’s Portfolio Solutions Group in the Americas. From 2005 to 2009, Hernán was the Americas leader of PwC Corporate Finance’s Distressed Debt Group, and formerly he had also served as a Senior Consultant at CarVal and Cargill.
Hernán holds an MBA from McGill University and a Public Accounting degree from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (Argentina). He has also earned a certificate in Executive Restructuring at Harvard University, is a licensed CPA (Argentina), and a licensed US broker-deal (Series 7, 63 and 24). He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French.
David has more than 20 years of senior management experience and a diverse background from structured finance to trade, commodity and project finance. At Rosemount Consulting Partners he is focused on providing recovery management services to Financial Institutions and Political Risk and Trade Credit Insurance companies worldwide. He has been actively involved in many debt and equity restructurings in Brazil and other countries in LatAm.
David has held senior positions with financial institutions Frankfurt, London, Beijing and Paris. He speaks fluently Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and German, attended Penn State University (Management & Marketing) and holds an M.B.A from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management.
Vicente Tuesta is the CEO of Profuturo AFP, Peruvian private pension fund administrator. With more than 14 years of experience, he has held several positions in investment management, finance and international macroeconomics, such as Chief Investment Officer at Profuturo AFP, Head of Strategy at Prima AFP, Chief Economist at Deutsche Bank Peru and Head of the Research at the Central Bank of Peru. Currently, Vicente is a Board Member of Colfondos Pension Fund and InPeru. He also used to be a Board member of the Peruvian Stock Exchange.
Vicente is a professor of the Finance Department at CENTRUM Católica and has published in several top peer academic journals, such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Money Credit and Banking and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He is also an Associated Editor for the Review of Economic Analysis.
He earned a Ph.D. and a M.A. in Economics from New York University and received a bachelor´s degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacífico (Peru).
Senior partner and portfolio manager at Moneda Asset Management, a Latin American asset manager with over USD 8.2 billion under administration for institutional clients throughout the world.
Mr. Rivera has over 20 years of experience in investment management and research. He joined Moneda in 2006 as partner and portfolio manager, launching Moneda Absolute Return, which seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns with capital protection applying a multi-strategy approach to investing in Latin American equities and credit. Priorly, he was chief executive officer at Bancard, a Chilean investment company. Under his management, Bancard's investment portfolio grew from US$250 million to US$1.3 billion, investing across asset classes such as equities, derivatives, corporate bonds, distressed debt, syndicated loans, commodities, primarily in Latin America and the U.S.
Mr. Rivera holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a degree in business administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and has served as a part-time professor in Chile and board member to numerous leading companies in Latin America. He is based in NY and leading Moneda USA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.
For more than 25 years, Gonzalo Rodriguez-Matos has advised clients on complex project financing transactions, various model infrastructure contracts, corporate finance, and debt issuances.
He has represented state-owned and foreign investors in the energy, oil and gas, and transport sectors in Latin America, as well as in the United States. He is also active in international arbitrations and has represented energy clients and a sovereign state, both commercial and investor-state.
He has served as counsel on large infrastructure projects such as the project financing and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts for the Fertinitro fertilizer plant and the Metor methanol plant, the deep-water conversion project for the Puerto La Cruz refinery, the Santa Inés refinery, the Caracas Metro in Venezuela, Refinería del Pacífico, and the Coca Codo-Sinclair hydroelectric project in Ecuador.
Gonzalo graduated summa cum laude from the Universidad Católica Andrés Bello en Caracas, has a postgraduate degree from Université de Droit, Economie et Sciences Sociales de Paris, and a Masters in Comparative Law from New York University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York and Venezuela.
-Masters, New York University School of Law, 1990
-Diplôme Superieur de l'Université in Civil Law, Université de Droit, Economie st Sciences Sociales de Paris, 1989
-J.D., summa cum laude, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, 1988
Mr. Spencer is a senior member of Houlihan Lokey’s Financial Restructuring Group. He is an expert in corporate and government restructuring.
Over two decades, Mr. Spencer has led financial restructurings in a diverse range of industries. In government restructuring, Mr. Spencer is a widely recognized expert, having advised key creditors in high-profile restructurings such as Puerto Rico and Detroit. Mr. Spencer specializes in large, complex transactions involving political or regulatory constraints.
Mr. Spencer frequently speaks on the topics of corporate and government restructuring and has testified as an expert before the U.S. Congress and various federal agencies.
Mr. Spencer is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.