Webinar

Webinar: Update on COVID-19 in Latin America

  • Online (Zoom)
  • 14:00-15:00

Canning House present an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in Latin America across economics, politics and health.

Canning House Webinar

Update on COVID-19 in Latin America

Canning House present an update on the current situation of COVID-19 in Latin America across economics, politics and health. As the global coronavirus pandemic continues its spread, experts from Corporate Member BancTrust & Co. and UCL offer their insight on the varied policy responses and possible impacts of the virus on markets and health systems in the region.

With contributions from:

Ramiro Blazquez

Head of Research and Strategy at BancTrust & Co.

Prior to joining BancTrust, Ramiro was Head of Research at Mills Capital Markets, an Argentine brokerage house. In the previous ten years, he worked as Senior Latam Economist for HSBC Global Research, covering the major South American countries. He was also an economist at the IMF’s Argentina office, Managing Director at Universidad Di Tella’s Center for Financial Research (CIF) and adviser for the Presidential office during Fernando De la Rúa’s term.

Ramiro has taught several courses at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, both at graduate and undergraduate levels. He is a former Chevening Scholar, a fellowship granted by the United Kingdom’s Foreign Commonwealth Office. He holds an MSc in Financial Engineering from Birkbeck College, The University of London, and an MA in Economics from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina). In addition, he pursued graduate studies in Finance at Universidad de San Andrés, where he also obtained his Economics degree.

Dr Alejandro Arenas-Pinto

Principal Clinical Research Fellow at UCL's Institute for Global Health

Alejandro is a Venezuelan physician with training in infectious and tropical diseases. He currently works at UCL London as Senior Clinical Research Associate at the Institute for Global Health where he is involved with postgraduate teaching in Clinical Trials.

Previously, Alejandro served as Assistant Professor of medicine at the Jose María Vargas Medical School at UCV in Venezuela. He also teaches clinical research methodology in collaboration with academic institutions in various countries in Latin America.

Event Agenda

  • Update on COVID-19 in Latin America

  • Words of welcome from Cristina Cortes, CEO of Canning House

  • The effect of COVID-19 on Latin American markets and government policymaking with Ramiro Blazquez, Head of Research and Strategy at BancTrust & Co.

  • COVID-19 and Latin American health systems with Dr Alejandro Arenas-Pinto, Principal Clinical Research Fellow at UCL's Institute for Global Health

  • Q&A moderated by Cristina Cortes

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See our selection of recommended reading on COVID-19 in Latin America: Click here

Please see our latest announcements regarding Canning House's approach to the current circumstances of Covid-19:

24/03 Update on our Events Programme

18/03 Business continues - but Online!

17/03 Postponed - The Canning Agenda 10 Years On Conference

16/03 Message from the CEO

For a selection of recommended reading on Covid-19 in Latin America, please see our page here.

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