With inflation the main challenge, several banks drew positive reviews for their efforts in the past year, with Colombia narrowly leading the way. However, Brazil continues to frustrate markets
Citi is leading the regional DCM...
Goldman Sachs stood at the top...
LatAm telecom companies performed poorly this...
Concerns over political and inflation risks have hit equity portfolios dedicated to the region. Investors are now on the hunt for value and diversification away from Brazil.
LatAm telecom companies faced a tougher compliance questionnaire this year. Despite some improvements, most fell short.
Investors are turning to corporate bonds and moving down the ratings spectrum to boost portfolios. This may be part of a strategic shift, but are they weighing credit risk properly?
Credit Suisse has held on to...
Brazil continues to set the standard for corporate governance and sustainability. With more money going to sustainable funds, companies are increasing their reporting.
Brazilian corporates won the highest marks...
JPMorgan leads the ranks of investment...
André Esteves is deploying simple concepts and hard work to take BTG Pactual global. He inspires a new generation of homegrown financial entrepreneurs.
Biggest, tightest, longest, cheapest. Superlatives abound when describing LatAm capital markets and advisory for the last 12 months, and many bankers expect the good times to continue rolling.
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.
The rapidly rising tide of LatAm fixed income lifted all underwriters in 2010, creating at least four serious contenders for Best Bond House.
Late 2009 and 2010 will be remembered as a period when equity issuance returned to LatAm with mixed results.
A $1.5 billion dual-currency bond issue in July 2010 of dollar denominated and global-local notes marked the re-emergence of Chile, a historically infrequent issuer, and set a benchmark for its corporates.
Brazil’s BNDES has become a regular in the DCM after returning in 2008 from a 10-year hiatus.
América Móvil (AMX) is a frequent star of LatAm issuance, beloved by investors despite its razor thin spread and feared by bankers for its rigorous execution standards.
Southern Copper Corporation (SCC) saw jumbo demand for a $1.5 billion April 2010 issue of new 10 and 30-year bonds, which were tightly priced but still traded up.
At a time when the syndicated loan market was still thawing from a deep, crisis-driven freeze, Americas Mining Corporation (AMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Grupo México, provided an encouraging sign.
After suffering derivative losses in the 2008-2009 crisis, Brazil’s Aracruz Celulose was purchased by Votorantim Celulose e Papel.
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