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International funds in Spain. Outlook and strategies for 2017


March 02 OF 2017 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM

This talk held by the ESADE Alumni Finance Club in conjunction with Spain’s Risk Management Club will examine the outlook and different strategies of international funds regarding the Spanish market.

The international funds operating in Spain have played a significant role in developing and carrying out all sorts of operations in the real estate and finance markets since the onset of the economic crisis, including major operations in recent years involving all kinds of assets (portfolios of bad debts in banks, assets and real estate companies, purchase and sale and stakes in companies, finance, etc) and a good many of the most dynamic industries needing capital and specialized management in Spain – a situation that will persist this year.

Sharing their opinions of the Spanish market, and their positioning and investment strategies for 2017 will be two of the most dynamic funds in the Spanish market, Oaktree and HIG Capital, and one of the foremost banks selling assets in finance markets.

After the session we will offer breakfast.




Evencio Cortina, Country Manager, Sabal Financial Europe Ltd. (Oaktree)
Leopoldo Reaño, Principal, HIG Capital
Iñigo Velázquez, Director of Loan Trading & Portfolios at Bankia and representative of Spain’s Risk Management Club
Javier Judel (MBA 83), Board member, ESADE Alumni Finance Club



Evencio Cortina

Degree in Law, Deusto University. Before joining Oaktree, Evencio worked for Crowe Horwath and subsequently Hipoges Iberia, a major servicer and manager of asset portfolios bought by international funds, in charge of corporate loans and restructuring management. Currently country manager at Sabal Financial Europe Limited, the investment manager of the Oaktree fund.



Leopoldo Reaño

Leopoldo is the principal in Spain of HIG Capital in charge of growth investments, LBOs and investments in special circumstances and restructuring on the Iberian peninsula. Formerly investment management and partner at Gala Capital Partners, a leading venture capital firm in Spain’s mid market. Previously, and at Credit Suisse, he was an advisor to small-and mid-cap companies about corporate finance, mergers and buyouts. He holds a Bachelor in Economics (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and is a Certified Financial Analyst.



Iñigo Velázquez

Iñigo has extensive experience in banking, infrastructures and real estate. Director of Loan Trading & Portfolios at Bankia since January 2015, prior to which he was team leader of Energy and Environment Project Finance and board member of several companies and subsidiaries as the bank’s representative. Up to 2004 he worked for Dragados in charge of Project Finance for International Infrastructures. Degree in Law and Business Administration (Deusto University), Master in Real Estate (Centro Superior de Arquitectura), Master in Infrastructure (CEDEX), speaker on financial matters and columnist for the specialised press.



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