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Carlos A. Abadi

Managing Director

Carlos is a 30-year veteran international investment banker who pioneered a number of financial products, such as the trading and swapping of emerging markets sovereign loans in the wake of the 1982 Mexican debt crisis, the trading market for derivatives on emerging markets bonds and loans, the first non-dilutive CET1 transaction compliant with Basel III rules, and the first Chapter 11 filing for a Latin American issuer.

Academic Credentials:

  • B.Sc./M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires;
  • MBA (Finance) from Cornell University.

Academic Certifications:

  • Financial Engineering (Columbia);
  • Data Science (Johns Hopkins)
  • Machine Learning (Stanford)

Professional Certifications:

  • Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) – (AICPA)

Professional Memberships:

  • AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Associate Member
  • AIRA (Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors): Member
  • IAQF (International Association for Quantitative Finance): Member
  • AFA (American Finance Association): Member
  • GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals): Member
  • The Econometric Society: Member
  • AEA (American Economics Association): Member
  • AMS (American Mathematical Society): Member
  • NAM (National Association of Mathematics): Member
  • DSA (Data Science Association): Member
  • IISE (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers): Senior Member
  • INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences): Member

Human Languages:

  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • Italian (conversational)
  • Portuguese (conversational)
  • German (conversational)
  • Arabic (conversational)
  • Hebrew (conversational)

Machine Languages:

  • Python
  • R
  • Matlab
  • TensorFlow
  • LaTeX


  • Pioneer in the development in the trading and swap market for Emerging Markets Debt, following the 1982 Mexican default;
  • Pioneer in the development and trading of derivatives on Emerging Markets Debt;
  • Executed $4 bb liability management transaction on behalf of a foreign Central Bank;
  • Buy-side Advisor to MENA Bank in European Bank Acquisition;
  • Financial Advisor to dissident bondholder group of Oi S.A. (Brazil), the largest ever corporate default in Latin America;
  • Financial Advisor to Autlan, a publicly-listed Mexican conglomerate on covenant relief with respect to $80mm bank debt;
  • Financial Advisor and Placement Agent in first-ever non-dilutive, Basel III-compliant, CET1 $100 mm Capital Increase for EM Bank;
  • Chapter 11 Plan Solicitation Agent ($220 mm) for Trump Ocean Club (Panama), the first ever Chapter 11 filing for a Latin American issuer;
  • Creator of $1.2 bb “Abadi Plan” (incorporated into the Refco Disclosure Statement) as an enhancement to the recovery of Refco Capital Markets’ customers.
  • Buy-side advisor to WL Ross in European Bank Acquisition;
  • Sell-side M&A advisor to mid-size Brazilian bank.
  • Financial Advisor to and Lead Negotiator for the Ad-Hoc Committee of Tier 2 Creditors of Allied Irish Bank (GBP700 mm Subordinated Liabilities Order litigation);
  • Financial Advisor to the $320 mm Ad-Hoc Creditors Committee of BII Creditanstalt, Cayman subsidiary of Hypovereinsbank;
  • Financial Advisor to the Province of Mendoza, Argentina in the restructuring of $500 mm bank debt;
  • Financial Advisor to and Exclusive Agent for the Foreign Trade Bank of Bulgaria (Bulbank) in the repurchase of $300 mm pre-Bradt debt;
  • Financial Advisor to and Execution Agent for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan repurchase of a substantial portion of its pre-Brady debt.