Securitizations Grow in Costa Rica

The demand increases while $200 million in emissions are expected over the next 12 months.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

The prices of these instruments have risen in recent weeks, increasing their demand due to the low interest rates for investing in dollars.

Moreover, there are several of these instruments planned for this year, among them one for the customs office in Peñas Blancas and others for the University of Costa Rica, the Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports and the Garabito Thermal Project.

The manager of the National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica, Jose Rafael Brenes, told elfinancierocr.com: "We hope that securitizations of at least $200 million are authorized in the next 12 months."

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Garabito Thermal Power Plant Issues $23 Million Debt

March 2010

The securitization trust which funds the thermal power plant has issued $23.8 million in bonds at Costa Rica’s stock exchange.

The Securitization Fund for Thermal Power Plant Garabito was created to fund the construction and leasing to the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) of a 200MW thermal power plant.

Securitization Fails in Costa Rica

June 2012

In November 2010 announcements were made for works worth $760 million to be financed through securitizations which never materialized.

An article in Elfinancierocr.com reports that "In October 2010 a change in the regulation of public offering of securities came into force regulating investment instruments originating from securitization and trusts for public works developments."

Hencorp to pioneer securitization in El Salvador

July 2008

Hencorp Valores, set up in Miami with Salvadoran capital, is to become the first company in El Salvador to offer securitization of mortgage and debt portfolios.

Hencorp is the first company to be approved by the market regulator to handle business under a Securitization Law that came into force last November.

Securitization of Municipal Government Income in El Salvador

April 2013

A proposal has been made that the municipalities seek financing by securitizing their income, requiring information on their financial capacity.

From a press release issued by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador:

The Finance Commission today launched the consultation phase for a draft amendment to the Law on Securitization of Assets, to hear the views and comments of the leaders of the Superintendency of the Financial System (SSF), the Central Reserve Bank (BCR), the Stock Exchange of El Salvador (BVES), and institutions specializing in asset securitization HENCORP Valores, S.A. and RICORP Titularizadora S. A.

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