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Sixth Annual Sovereign Debt Restructuring Conference: Risks in a High-Interest Rate & Strong US Dollar Environment – Session IV

VIDEO March 5, 2023

Speaker / Author

Liam Localio

Managing Director, Farallon Capital Management

Liam Localio joined Farallon Capital Management in 2022, and is a Managing Director in the Credit group focused on emerging markets sovereign investments. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Greylock Capital Management with responsibility across the firm’s positions in distressed and special situations sovereigns and corporates. Prior to that, he was a member of the investment banking group at BroadSpan Capital in Miami, advising creditors and debtors in the restructuring of corporate and sovereign debt in Latin America and the Caribbean. Mr. Localio received a BS in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School at the ... Read More

Rafael M. Molina

Managing Partner, Newstate Partners

Rafael has over 18 years of experience assisting sovereign and sub-sovereign clients implement liability and risk management strategies aimed at optimising debt service profiles. In recent years Rafael has worked closely with the Authorities in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Iraq and Liberia in addressing rising public-sector debt challenges. He also advised the governments of Jordan and Peru on implementing ground-breaking buy-back operations with transformative effect on overall credit standings. Most recently, he advised a group of creditors on the settlement of their claims on the Government of Belize as well as several Eastern European state-owned companies structure the viable financing ... Read More

Federico Sequeda

Head of Country Research & Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Federico is the head of Country Research and a portfolio manager on the Emerging Markets team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He oversees the country research process and is responsible for buy and sell decisions, portfolio construction and risk management for the team’s emerging markets strategies. He joined Eaton Vance in 2010. Morgan Stanley acquired Eaton Vance in March 2021. Federico began his career in the investment management industry in 2009. Before joining Eaton Vance, he was an investment associate with Bridgewater Associates, LP. Federico earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College. He is a CFA charterholder. Federico ... Read More