Sovereign Debt Distress, Restructurings and Market Access: The Cases of Ireland, Portugal, and Cyprus: Session 2

VIDEO March 5, 2019

Speaker / Author

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

Elena Duggar

Chair of Macroeconomic Board, Moody’s Investors Service

Elena Duggar is the Chair of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board, which determines the macroeconomic outlook and a consistent set of forecasts to incorporate in the rating process and research across regions and sectors throughout the rating agency. Elena manages the macro forecasting process, forecast dissemination across rating groups, training and analyst hotline, and internal and external outreach on macro credit topics. Elena also manages the Research team in the Credit Strategy and Research group, which authors Moody’s Global Macroeconomic Outlook, Global Credit Conditions Outlook, and Global Trade Monitor, along with thematic research on macro, sovereign and financial risk topics. She helps ... Read More

Steven T. Kargman

Founder and President of Kargman Associates

Steven T. Kargman is the Founder and President of Kargman Associates, a New York City-based strategic advisory firm specializing in providing strategic advice to clients involved in complex and challenging international restructurings, with a special focus on emerging markets around the globe. Mr. Kargman formerly served as Lead Attorney with the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the official export credit agency of the US government, and General Counsel of the New York State Financial Control Board, the chief financial oversight agency for New York City.  He has worked on numerous high-profile and complex restructuring transactions in the emerging markets, and ... Read More

Jonathan Prin

Managing Director, Head of Research, Greylock Capital

Mr. Prin joined Greylock Capital in February 2015 as Managing Director, Head of Research. Prior to joining Greylock Capital, he was a portfolio manager and member of the Global Fixed Income Group at JP Morgan Asset Management. At JP Morgan, Mr. Prin was responsible for managing and trading emerging market high yield corporate debt portfolios. Prior to joining JP Morgan in 2008, he spent three years as a credit analyst at Bear Stearns Asset Management, specializing in high-yield credits and international financial institutions. Previously, Mr. Prin was a research analyst in the Leveraged Finance Department of Credit Suisse First Boston, ... Read More