Bill Rhodes: The LatAm Moment
Veteran banker Bill Rhodes says shifts in global growth create opportunity for LatAm. He predicts a slowdown in the US, which he urges to strengthen ties with the region.
After more than 50 years in banking, a life-long fascination
with LatAm is still evident. Rhodes keeps a close eye on
developments in Brazil, LatAms growing relationship with
China and how with the developing world still struggling
the region can become more important in a global
by Natalie Feary
Despite having officially retired from Citi in March, Bill
Rhodes appears far from it, still attending events in Mexico,
China and elsewhere, on the banks behalf. The 75-year-old
veteran banker shows no signs of slowing down, with a host of
projects lined up for when he actually leaves Citi still on the
After predicting several years ago that the Asian economy
would be important for LatAm, Citis "ambassador" to China
notes that ties are strengthening. He cites several trips by
Chinese government officials to the region, as well as senior
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