Latin America on the Rise Briefing Series: Private Investment for Public Good in Latin America





10:00 am, Tuesday, February 26th
Congressional Meeting Room South
Capitol Visitors Center


Private investment is a formidable economic presence in Latin America. Between 1995 and 2009, foreign direct investment in the region grew 295% from $29.5 billion to $116.6 billion. In the first half of 2012, venture capital and private equity investment in Latin America was $1.79 billion. Yet despite this influx of capital, Latin America has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the world and over 30% of the region's population still lives in poverty. It is timely now to examine impact investing -- how private investment can generate broad-based financial and social change in key sectors, including housing, education, and infrastructure.

Please join the Congressman at 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 26th to learn about the opportunities and challenges of private investment for public good in Latin America.


Panelists
Nancy Rivera
Managing Director, Structured Finance
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Steven L. Reed
Deputy General Manager
Inter-American Investment Corporation
Inter-American Development Bank

Eliza Erikson
Director, Investments
Omidyar Network

Moderator
J.F. Hornbeck
Specialist in International Trade & Finance
Congressional Research Service

Private Investment for Public Good in Latin America is part of an on-going monthly briefing series hosted by the Congressman called Latin America on the Rise, which brings in a diversity of speakers to address emerging and emergent issues in the Western Hemisphere. If you have any questions, please contact Caitie Whelan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) in his office.