If there was ever any lingering doubt about the enduring
appeal of Latin capital markets, the second half of this year
may well have snuffed it out. Markets are on fire. Records are
being smashed. And an unprecedented surge in liquidity looks
set to drive yet more deal-flow in the region. Bankers now
expect debt capital market volumes for Latin America to top
$100 billion this year. The boom in issuance is taking place
amid a broader swell in capital flows to emerging market
assets, following the announcement by the US Federal Reserve in
September of a third round of quantitative easing and renewed
hopes that the eurozone’s darkest days are finally
behind it. Total issuance across the emerging market asset
class had already hit $370 billion by...
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