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Event Overview

Euromoney Seminars and LatinFinance present SiLAS 2013: Securitization and Structured Finance in Latin America.

Now in its 10th year, SiLAS continues to be the premium event for securitization and structured finance professionals in the region, firmly established as the one-stop shop for an industry that has grown from a niche product offering to headline market.

2013 is set to be considerable growth year for the industry, with strong performance indicators across most asset classes. With regulation out of the way in Brazil, the Mexican RMBS market still thriving, sponsors relying on securitization as a direct source of funding in Argentina and infrastructure driving SF deal flow in the Andean region, this year’s conference simply cannot be missed!

Join the region’s leading issuers, investors, originators, structurers and distributors and benefit from:

In-depth analysis and debate into the key issues and trends affecting the industry: Stay ahead of the game in a competitive market  
Unrivalled networking opportunities to meet new and existing clients: Meet the who’s who of the industry and help grow your business  
Ground-breaking knowledge and thought leadership from market experts keen to move the industry forward


Confirmed speakers include:

Adolfo Villarreal, VP Capital Markets, Mexico Representative Office, Rabobank International
Alberto Gutiérrez, President, Titularizadora Colombiana
Boris Otto, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke SC
Chris M. Gavin, Partner, Mayer Brown
Domingo A. Valdés, CFO, VINTE Viviendas Integrales SAPI de CV
Dr. Jorge Galindo Flores, CEO, HiTo S.A.P.I. de C.V.
Emil Arca, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
Enrico Bentivegna, Partner, Pinheiro Neto 
Enrique Zárate, COO, HiTo S.A.P.I. de C.V.
Eric Farina, Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Eric Gretch, Senior Director, Standard & Poor’s
Fabio Nogueira, Managing Director, Brazilian Mortgages
Fernando Schahin, CFO, Grupo Schahin
Frouke Hoekstra, Investment Officer, Latin America & the Caribbean - Financial Institutions, FMO 
Gema Sacristán, Chief Financial Markets, Inter-American Development Bank
Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director, Structured Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Herve Lalli, Group Tax, Finance & JV Director, SBM Offshore
Hugo Diogo, Head of Energy Europe, ABN AMRO
Jaime C. Morales Vázquez, CFO, Grupo Kaltex
Jair Martinez, Vice-President, Finacity
Janne Sevanto, Senior Financial Officer, Treasury Client Solutions, International Finance Corporation
Jayme Bartling, Senior Director; Structured Finance, Fitch Ratings
Jerzy Skoryna, Senior Finance & Administration Manager, Infonavit
Jim Patti, Partner, Mayer Brown
John Henry Pollock, Managing Director, Global Project Finance, AIG Investments
John Rauschkolb, CEO, La Hipotecaria
Jorge Márquez Garcίa, Senior Manager of the CEDEVIS Programme, Infonavit
Jorge Unda, Chief Investment Officer, BBVA Bancomer Asset Management
Jorge Vallarino Jr., CFO, Global Bank
Juan de Mollein, Managing Director, Standard & Poor’s
Juan Pablo Raffetto, Director, MetLife Investments Latin America
Katie Llanos-Small, Features Editor, LatinFinance
Laura Barrientos, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Global Project & Infrastructure Finance, Moody’s Investors Service
Lee Meddin, Deputy Treasurer, IFC
Luis Andrade, President, Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI)
Marcelo Michaluá, Managing Partner, RB Capital
Marcos Wanderley, Executive Director, BTG Pactual
Maria Tapia, Structured and Corporate Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Michael Morcom, Director, Head of Latin American Agency & Trust Sales, Citi
Nicole Freeman, Managing Director, Credit Products Structuring & Distribution, Wells Fargo International Group
Octavio Ballinas, Vice President for Finance, Amafore
Patricio Dίaz, CEO, ACFIN
Patrick Lenoir, Structured and Corporate Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
René Ibarra, Senior Director, Structured Finance Mexico, Fitch Ratings
Rodrigo Núñez, Head of Credit and Alternative Products, Afore XXI Banorte
Sonia Chaliha, Managing Director, CT Global Americas Executive, BNY Mellon
Stephen Martin, Director of Operations, Absalon
Todd Swanson, AVP/Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service
Violet Osterberg, Managing Director, Investments, Pacific Life Insurance
Xavier González-Sanfeliu, Managing Partner, Alsis Funds, LLC

Eduardo Saksida, Head of Capital Markets, BER Capital


Here is what previous years’ delegates had to say:

“Great scenario to build long-term relationships” Edgar Guzman, Citi

“SiLAS attendance is a must for Latam finance professionals” Luis Araneda, Santander

“Excellent networking opportunity” Magchiel Groot, FMO

“SiLAS continues to be the must-attend event for all those involved in Latin America securitisation”
Lee Meddin IFC

“Great size, great agenda” Oscar Stephens Hogan Lovells LLP

“I was impressed by the well organized agenda and by the high level of professionals attending”
Luciana Giannico Equity Trust Company SA


Key contacts:

For speaking opportunities and agenda-related questions please contact:
Nicholas Cano 
(UK) +44 (0) 207 779 8063

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
Teresa Aguilar 
(US) +1 212 224 3051

For registration and marketing enquiries please contact:
Stacey Kelly 
UK) +44 (0) 207 779 8514