Mar 22, 2016

This year’s ranking of Latin American public credit offices demonstrated an agile and sophisticated approach to particularly difficult circumstances for emerging markets borrowers. By Miluska Berrospi

Several Latin American countries managed to navigate a challenging global and domestic economic landscape to issue landmark transactions in the debt capital markets in 2015. The region’s sovereigns borrowed the equivalent of $27 billion, down $8 billion, or 22%, from 2014.

Exemplary Latin American public credit offices stood out for finding opportune, though narrow, windows for borrowing, garnering record-low pricing, breaking ground in foreign currencies and diversifying their investor bases, among other achievements.

LatinFinance’s annual public credit scorecard acknowledges outstanding performance among sovereign issuers for acquiring low-cost funds, transparency with investors, an acute sense of timing, innovation and sophistication in transactions, diversity of funding sources, and progress in expanding the investor base. The ranking is compiled by conducting a series of extensive interviews with market participants, analysts, bankers and ratings agencies. 

Mexico’s public credit office, led by Alberto Torres, leads LatinFinance’s 2016 scorecard for the fifth consecutive...

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