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Carlos Abadi Speaks About Emerging Markets at INSEAD

New York, NY – Earlier today, Carlos Abadi, President and CEO of ACGM, Inc., gave a guest lecture on emerging markets at the prestigious INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France.  Over the years, ACGM has developed close relationships with the business academic community and engages with various colleges and academics as part of its commitment to delivering thought leadership within its focus markets. 

Mr. Abadi addressed a group of MBA students presenting a lecture on emerging markets, based on his years of experience both as an investor and investment banker throughout the world’s emerging markets. Mr. Abadi was a pioneer in the emerging markets asset class and over the last several decades he has advised on and invested in numerous emerging market transactions.

Mr. Abadi’s lecture addressed the idiosyncratic macroeconomic, legal/regulatory and negotiating singularities of emerging markets, both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint. His lecture also discussed a number of real-world case studies in different countries, including Argentina, Lebanon, Russia, and Ukraine, covering subjects such as credit (ability and willingness to pay), the role of contracts in jurisdictions with less developed judicial systems, and the importance of personal relationships. The lecture was followed by a lively Q&A session where students sought Carlos’s views on a range of subjects germane to their individual areas of career interest. 

By focusing on a core set of strengths (financial institutions, emerging markets, fixed income, and special situations), ACGM has built an elite force Fluent in Finance® which serves as a powerful advocate for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, value-added financial solutions. As part of ACGM’s differentiated global boutique model, the firm’s most senior experienced professionals work directly on engagements, interacting with clients on a daily basis, building deep long-term relationships free from conflicts of interest.       

About Abadi & Co.

Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, Abadi & Co. has built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. The Abadi & Co. team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.

Abadi & Co.’s experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues and recapitalizations. It caters to a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s specialization approach means that it only takes on engagements if they fall within one or more of its core areas of expertise, allowing it to assign a strong team to every engagement, providing clients with the attention and intellectual capital they deserve. The firm’s clients appreciate having direct access to a senior banker 24/7; they value the discretion of Abadi & Co.'s smaller team and are relieved of the conflict of interest concerns inherent in working with larger investment banks, which often look to cross-sell other products and services. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, and to ensure the independence of the firm's advice, Abadi & Co. does not conduct trading or manage investments. 

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