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Private Placements Industry Forum - PPIF (USA)
February 10-13, 2025
Loews Miami BeachMiami, Florida

Anthony Ruffino
Executive Director, Debt Capital Markets & Ratings Advisory at SMBC


Anthony joined SMBC Nikko’s Debt Capital Markets team in November 2014, where his mandate is to originate, structure, and execute infrastructure bond financings for the Bank’s North American clients. His mandate spans across the major project finance verticals, with experience across all sectors, including Natural Resources, Power, New Energies and Infrastructure. Following market trends, he has had an ever increasing focus on Digital Infrastructure, where he led SMBC’s Debt Capital Markets efforts for prior wafer fabrication financings, as well as participating in the franchise’s market-leading push into Data Centers.

In addition to his roles within Debt Capital Markets, he is also a core team member within SMBC’s broader Project Finance Financial Advisory practice, and leads the firms credit ratings advisory activities for project finance opportunities.

Prior to joining SMBC, Anthony spent nine years with Credit Agricole, working both in their New York and Paris offices. He was most recently engaged in the development of the European project bond market, as Europe navigated its way through the European debt crises.

Anthony holds a B.S. from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Agenda Sessions

  • Digital infrastructure