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Meet our team

The Miranda Capital & Ratings Advisory team, which consists of Víctor M. Herrera, Pablo Ibarra, Damian Fraser, Martín Lara, and Laura Guillén and Joe Leonard, has a combined experience of more than 50 years in the financial industry.

Víctor M. Herrera​

Partner

Until 2017, Víctor was the CEO for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ Mexico City office, where he was responsible for overseeing all the national and international activities of the CDMX office related to rating a broad spectrum of debt issuers in numerous disciplines including: corporate, financial institutions, insurance companies, mutual funds and structured financing. He joined Standard & Poor’s in 1992 as corporate and financial institutions analyst.

Víctor M. Herrera

Partner

Until 2017, Víctor was the CEO for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services’ Mexico City office, where he was responsible for overseeing all the national and international activities of the CDMX office related to rating a broad spectrum of debt issuers in numerous disciplines including: corporate, financial institutions, insurance companies, mutual funds and structured financing. He joined Standard & Poor’s in 1992 as corporate and financial institutions analyst.

Pablo Ibarra

Partner

Pablo has over 20 years of investment banking experience.  He joined JP Morgan’s Latin America M&A team in New York back in 1999.  A few years after he was transferred to Mexico City where he started JP Morgan’s Corporate Banking team in 2006.  He has strong experience in risk management and a solid track record in structuring and execution of capital market transactions.  He has thorough knowledge of credit and financial valuation.  Pablo has participated in transactions for over US$30Bn with bank loans (bilateral and syndicated), local and international bonds, acquisition finance, private placements, and project finance.  Pablo has participated in the structuring and placement of securitizations, Cerpi’s, and CKD’s.  He has experience across multiple industries with a focus on energy and infrastructure.  Pablo holds a BA in Public Administration from El Colegio de Mexico, and a Master’s in Public and International Affairs, with specialization in Economics, from Princeton University.

Pablo Ibarra

Partner

Pablo has over 20 years of investment banking experience.  He joined JP Morgan’s Latin America M&A team in New York back in 1999.  A few years after he was transferred to Mexico City where he started JP Morgan’s Corporate Banking team in 2006.  He has strong experience in risk management and a solid track record in structuring and execution of capital market transactions.  He has thorough knowledge of credit and financial valuation.  Pablo has participated in transactions for over US$30Bn with bank loans (bilateral and syndicated), local and international bonds, acquisition finance, private placements, and project finance.  Pablo has participated in the structuring and placement of securitizations, Cerpi’s, and CKD’s.  He has experience across multiple industries with a focus on energy and infrastructure.  Pablo holds a BA in Public Administration from El Colegio de Mexico, and a Master’s in Public and International Affairs, with specialization in Economics, from Princeton University.

Damian Fraser​

Partner

Damian founded Miranda Partners in 2018; he was Mexico Country Manager of UBS from 2001 to 2018, where he oversaw the 180-person local Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Equity businesses. Previously he ran UBS’s Latin American Equity division, worked as Head of UBS LatAm Equity Research, and was “Number One” ranked LatAm “Institutional Investor” equity analyst for Strategy for multiple years. Prior to banking, Damian was a journalist at The Economist (economics correspondent), and at the Financial Times (Mexico bureau chief). He holds a CFA, an MPA from Harvard University, and BA from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

Damian Fraser

Partner

Damian founded Miranda Partners in 2018; he was Mexico Country Manager of UBS from 2001 to 2018, where he oversaw the 180-person local Investment Banking, Wealth Management and Equity businesses. Previously he ran UBS’s Latin American Equity division, worked as Head of UBS LatAm Equity Research, and was “Number One” ranked LatAm “Institutional Investor” equity analyst for Strategy for multiple years. Prior to banking, Damian was a journalist at The Economist (economics correspondent), and at the Financial Times (Mexico bureau chief). He holds a CFA, an MPA from Harvard University, and BA from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

Martín Lara

Partner

Martín Lara has 29 years’ experience as a Director of Equity Research at various financial institutions such as Interacciones Casa de Bolsa, Signum Research / Punto Casa de Bolsa, Actinver, Valores Finamex Casa de Bolsa, and AB Moneda. He has been ranked by the “Institutional Investor” and “El Inversionista” magazines for several years. Martín has also covered the telecommunications, media, food, beverages, FIBRAs, conglomerates, industrial, retail, construction, housing and hotel sectors. He is a “Company Valuation / M&A” teacher at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, CSF. Previously he was a “Financial Markets” and “Equity Markets” professor at Universidad Iberoamericana. He holds an MBA from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, CEM.

Martín Lara

Partner

Martín Lara has 29 years’ experience as a Director of Equity Research at various financial institutions such as Interacciones Casa de Bolsa, Signum Research / Punto Casa de Bolsa, Actinver, Valores Finamex Casa de Bolsa, and AB Moneda. He has been ranked by the “Institutional Investor” and “El Inversionista” magazines for several years. Martín has also covered the telecommunications, media, food, beverages, FIBRAs, conglomerates, industrial, retail, construction, housing and hotel sectors. He is a “Company Valuation / M&A” teacher at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, CSF. Previously he was a “Financial Markets” and “Equity Markets” professor at Universidad Iberoamericana. He holds an MBA from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, CEM.

Laura Guillén

Partner

Laura Guillén studied Aeronautics Management at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, completing her studies with an International MBA at EAE Business School. She has worked for the aeronautical industry at Barcelona El Prat Airport and at London Luton Airport. Since her arrival in Mexico City, six years ago, she has acquired experience in the financial sector. She was a fixed income broker in MEI (Institutional) and ENLACE for four years, the first Mexican interdealer brokerage company. Currently, Laura is the Managing Partner of Miranda Fundraising and consultant for Miranda Investor Relations.

Laura Guillén

Partner

Laura Guillén studied Aeronautics Management at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, completing her studies with an International MBA at EAE Business School. She has worked for the aeronautical industry at Barcelona El Prat Airport and at London Luton Airport. Since her arrival in Mexico City, six years ago, she has acquired experience in the financial sector. She was a fixed income broker in MEI (Institutional) and ENLACE for four years, the first Mexican interdealer brokerage company. Currently, Laura is the Managing Partner of Miranda Fundraising and consultant for Miranda Investor Relations.

Joe Leonard

Senior Analyst

Joe completed his MBA at Georgetown University in 2019, with a certificate in Consumer Analytics.  His work experience includes being the financial and procurement specialist for a public policy research institute in DC, a project manager for a USAID Rule of Law project in Mexico, and a paid staff member on Obama´s 2012 presidential campaign.  His BA is in International Relations and Spanish form California State University Chico.

Joe Leonard

Senior Analyst

Joe completed his MBA at Georgetown University in 2019, with a certificate in Consumer Analytics.  His work experience includes being the financial and procurement specialist for a public policy research institute in DC, a project manager for a USAID Rule of Law project in Mexico, and a paid staff member on Obama´s 2012 presidential campaign.  His BA is in International Relations and Spanish form California State University Chico.

Join our team!

We are always looking for new talent, please contact us to join the team.