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.
Managing Director, Structured Finance
Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
Steven L. Reed
Deputy General Manager
Inter-American Investment Corporation
Inter-American Development Bank
Specialist in International Trade & Finance
Congressional Research Service