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Latest Market Insights

Case Study: Alejandro Diaz De Leon Carrillo discusses Mexico's recent bond issuance

Mexico raised $2 billion in a dual tranche bond in January of this year. Alejandro Diaz De Leon Carrillo, Deputy Undersecretary for Public Credit from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, talks us through the thought process behind their decision to issue and shares insights on how the government copes with uncertainty in the international financial markets.

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Investor Perspectives: Zakir Banatwala, StratEdge Quant Investors

The monetary policies of central banks, and their impact on the capital markets, has been the subject of debate for industry players since the now distant fed tapering announcement in 2013. 2015 has seen a shift of policy by a number of central banks, both in developed and emerging economies. Zakir Banatwala, Portfolio Manager at StratEdge Quant Investors, shares his views with GFC in what he refers to as “The Year of the Central Bankers” and what investors need to be aware of going forward.

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Investor Perspectives: Jack Deino, Invesco

Ahead of Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East in June, we speak to Jack Deino, Head of Emerging Markets Fixed Income Portfolio Management, Invesco, about the fall in oil prices and divergent monetary policies across Central Banks. Follow the link below for insights into how the ECB quantitative easing programme has impacted interest rates and why a strengthening dollar is positive for sovereign credit metrics.

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Investor Perspectives: Salman Ahmed, Lombard Odier

In the first edition of a series interviews with investors on the topic of the ECB’s quantitative easing programme, we speak to Salman Ahmed, Global Strategist at Lombard Odier about what this means for the current environment of low interest rates and how the fall in oil prices has impacted Emerging Market fixed income.

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Interview with Fitch Ratings: How will Basel III implementation affect the Andean region?

In the run-up to the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes, we conducted an interview with Alejandro García, Senior Director at Fitch Ratings about his views on how Andean countries are implementing Basel III and what are they doing to meet these new regulatory requirements.

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7 ways depressed oil prices have affected the GCC Bond, Loan & Sukuk markets

As oil prices remain depressed and a raise in interest rates looms, how is this impacting the GCC Bond, Loan & Sukuk markets? We spent the last week in the GCC speaking to senior bankers, investors and borrowers to gain some insights into how market activity has been affected. Follow the link below for the 7 key topics to come out of our meetings.

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Interview with Fitch Ratings: Opportunities for African Sovereigns in 2015

In the run-up to the Bonds & Loans Africa we interviewed Richard Fox, Head of Middle East and Africa Sovereigns at Fitch Ratings. Richard shares his views on the biggest opportunities for African Sovereigns

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Investor Perspectives: Sonya Dilova, F&C Investments

With the period of historically low interest rates potentially coming to an end, we ask Sonya Dilova, Emerging Market Corporate Fund Manager, F&C Investments, for her opinion on how investors are preparing for a new environment. Sonya shares insights into how Emerging Market bond issuance might be affected.

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Investor Perspectives: Rob Drijkoningen, Neuberger Berman

In the last edition of our series of interviews discussing the potential US rate rise, Rob Drijkoningen, Managing Director and Co-Head Emerging Market Debt at Neuberger Berman, sheds some light on where the opportunities lie for investors and issuers. Find out why he believes there may be a bias among issuers towards euro-denominated issuances.

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Interview: BNP's views on the Sukuk Market and opportunities for African issuers

Rajiv Shah, Head of Debt Capital Markets, Africa at BNP Paribas will be moderating a panel discussion at our upcoming Bonds & Loans Africa event. Ahead of his presentation we interviewed him to discuss some of the key opportunities for African issuers in the Sukuk Market. Read the full interview.

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Forthcoming Events

Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes

3 - 4 Mar 2015

JW Marriot, Bogotá

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Bonds & Loans Africa

25 - 26 Mar 2015

The Westin, Cape Town

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Chile

28 Apr 2015

The Ritz, Santiago

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Brazil

20 - 21 May 2015

Tivoli, São Paulo

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Middle East

2 - 3 Jun 2015

Madinat, Jumeirah

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Bonds & Loans Mexico

24 Sep 2015

Four Seasons, Mexico City

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Turkey

11 - 12 Nov 2015

Shangri-La Bosphorus, Istanbul

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Bonds & Loans Awards Turkey

11 Nov 2015

Esma Sultan Palace

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META Projects

17 - 18 Nov 2015

Intercontinental Festival City, Dubai

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Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Russia & CIS

Russia & CIS’s largest capital markets event

3rd March 2015 Ritz Carlton, Moscow