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LCA’s success is built on a business model that expands upon the financial guarantee business in Latin America. During the last seven years, members of the LCA team have worked directly with clients to originate customized transactions that focus on meeting their requirements. The company both structures these transactions and designs placement strategies for optimal results.

  • Extensive international and local relationships
  • Recognized technical expertise beyond financial insurance
  • Deep knowledge of local capital markets
  • Expert surveillance of infrastructure projects and financings. Active long-term investors
Eugenio Mendoza
  • Over 25 years of experience financing sub-sovereign entities, corporates and projects
  • Began career with Citibank’s export trade finance in Boston and New York
  • 18 years with Merrill Lynch as investment banker in various capacities. Developed global infrastructure finance unit based in New York. Head of the structured finance unit in London, 1999-2003
  • Eight years at MBIA heading new business efforts in Latin America, and as President of its former subsidiary company, LatAm Capital Advisors.
  • Lic. Accounting, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
  • MBA, Boston College

Kenneth Kryzda
  • Over 28 years of experience in global banking demonstrating leadership in all aspects of investment banking, with particularly deep knowledge in structuring infrastructure projects throughout Latin America
  • Prior to LCA, he was a managing director and head of Global Banking at HSBC where he built a successful
    global client-facing team increasing employee
    productivity by over 350% and turning HSBC’s Global Banking division into its most profitable line of business for three straight years
  • Previously, he was a managing director at Bank of America in Mexico City where he served as interim co-head of Investment Banking Coverage. He also led the coverage for Media and Telecommunications, Consumer Brands, Natural Resources and oversaw two major syndications for Industrias Mabe and America Móvil
  • Prior to Bank of America, he was a managing director at JPMorgan Chase where he led investment banking coverage for Consumer Goods, Natural Resources, Transportation and Mexican conglomerates
  • He started his career in Venezuela at Chase Manhattan Bank
    • BS in Finance and a BS in Economics from Southern
      Methodist University
Gonzalo Obregon
  • 13 years experience in financial services
  • 7 years with the team currently at LCA, structuring infrastructure financings worth US$4 billion, primarily in Chile and Mexico
  • Prior to LCA, consultant with Chilean firm Cohen & Asociados, leading financial advisory projects for various global corporate entities operating in Chile (4 years)

  • Started career at Banco de Chile, the largest bank in the nation, developing simulation models for the portfolio of consumer loans
    • Eng. Universidad de Chile
    • MS, Financial Engineering, Berkeley
Francisco Cuauhtémoc Morales, CFA
  • 7 years of experience in finance, financial and economic analysis and in developing financial models
  • Joined the team currently at LCA in 2007 and has experience in structuring, negotiation and closing of financings for infrastructure projects and sub-sovereign entities
  • Previously he was an economist at Banco de Mexico, Mexico’s Central Bank, researching various topics and developing econometric and statistical models
    • BS, Economics, ITESM, Mexico
    • MBA, Yale School of Management
    • CFA, CFA Institute

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