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INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR: JPMorgan

Jan 17, 2014

The US bank again stands out for its work across the major product areas in LatAm, both by volume and pressive deals

Latin America's capital markets had their ups and downs in 2013. Debt issuance wobbled in the middle of the year - but continued at a record pace. Equity sales rose, while mergers and acquisitions disappointed. In recent years, JPMorgan has usually been found jostling with rivals at the top of the league table. This year was no exception, earning it Investment Bank of the Year for the second time running.

A presence in several different countries has helped JPMorgan balance shifting issuance trends across products and geography, while allowing it to excel despite a smaller fee pool. The bank has local offices in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

"Investment banking wallet was approximately 10% down this year, driven by Brazil's economic slowdown combined with a change in sentiment," says Lisandro Miguens, co-head of corporate and investment banking for Latin America at JPMorgan.

Miguens describes the market as "disappointing," in...

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