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.
INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR: JPMorgan
The US bank again stands out for its work across the major product areas in
LatAm, both by volume and pressive deals
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
"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
Miguens describes the market as "disappointing," in...
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