BEST INVESTMENT BANK
Credit Suisse is back on top again, aiming to leverage relationships throughout emerging markets to further stoke the coals of its LatAm investment banking engine. The Swiss house coasts on rising revenue from M&A, equity and fixed income, but has not slipped into complacency.
"We are doing much more
[than competitors] in real terms to connect LatAm with the rest
of the world," says Pedro Chomnalez, head of LatAm investment
banking at Credit Suisse. "Every day we think more long term,"
he tells LatinFinance.
The top tier begrudgingly
concedes Credit Suisses many strengths while rising LatAm
investment banks and newcomers hold it up as the house to
emulate. While it may not always come top for everything, the
Swiss bank remains the one to beat, particularly in M&A
advisory. Credit Suisse takes both Best Investment Bank and
Best M&A House honors.
"We are going to end up not less than 45% up in revenues versus
last year," says Chomnalez. "That compares more or less to
08, which wasnt a bad year for us," he adds,
speaking of LatAm investment banking but declining to give
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