The Impact of Low Oil on the Canadian Energy Sector
Date: May 7, 2015
Location: The National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
Time: 7:45 am Registration 8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast & Presentation
Cost: $45 + HST
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Low global oil prices have a big impact on the Canadian economy, but how will a sustained slump in prices affect the oil patch sector and its related industries? The duration and depth of oil’s decline will impact different participants unevenly. Hear the view from a credit analyst’s point of view and what it does to the financial strength of Canada’s major energy companies.
Andrew is a Managing Director at DBRS’ Toronto office. He leads the Project Finance ratings team, which is responsible for rating non-recourse projects globally, primarily in the power and energy sectors. Recently, he took on the additional role of leading the Energy & Mining team, which covers the utilities, pipelines, power developers, oil & gas and mining sectors.
Previously, he was head of Project Finance at Bilfinger Project Investments where his team structured and managed the financing for all of Bilfinger’s infrastructure developments in North America. Prior to that, Andrew held several senior management positions at Infrastructure Ontario including Treasurer and Head of Credit for the IO loan program which included project lending to solar, hydro and biogas power projects that were sponsored by municipal utilities. Prior to that, he spent ten years at Borealis Infrastructure leading and managing transaction teams to acquire infrastructure assets. Earlier, he was also an investment banker at Scotia Capital specializing in structured finance and a bond portfolio manager at Sun Life Investment Management.
Andrew is a professional engineer and is a CFA charter holder. He studied Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo and completed his MBA at York University’s Schulich School of Business.