ADFIAP meets with CDFA, explores collaboration programs

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CDFA2ADFIAP Secretary General, Mr. Octavio B. Peralta, in conjunction with his official mission to the U.S. for the World Federation of DFIs (WFDFI) where he is a member of the Board of Governors, took the opportunity to visit the Columbus, Ohio-based Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and met with its management led by President and CEO Mr. Toby Rittner on October 8, 2013 to explore joint programs of mutual interest.

CDFA www.cdfa.net, a national association dedicated to the advancement of development finance concerns and interests, is comprised of the nation’s leading and most knowledgeable members of the development finance community representing 300 public, private and non-profit development entities. Its members are state, county and municipal development finance agencies and authorities that provide or otherwise support economic development financing programs, including tax-exempt and taxable bonds, credit enhancement programs, and direct debt and equity investments as well as a variety of non-governmental and private organizations ranging from regional and large investment banks to commercial finance companies to bond counsel, bond insurers, trustees, venture capital companies, rating agencies, and other organizations interested in development finance.
Among the areas of mutual interest between ADFIAP and CDFA are in training and capacity-building, knowledge resource sharing and networking opportunities, particularly in the field of bond finance, small business finance and infrastructure and energy finance, among others.

A potential joint program being worked out initially is an executive briefing exchange between delegations of ADFIAP and CDFA in August 2014 on the areas above-mentioned. Both associations believe that they will benefit from each others’ unique experiences, best practices and country developments.

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