• Taming the Beast Sep 1, 2011

    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

  • Watching Windows Sep 1, 2011

    • Citi, Itau, Lead Bond, Equity Rankings Aug 29, 2011

      Citi is leading the regional DCM...

    • GS Heads M&A Race Aug 29, 2011

      Goldman Sachs stood at the top...

      • LatAm Telecos Lag Other Sectors Jul 4, 2011

        LatAm telecom companies performed poorly this...

      • Buying Opportunity Jul 1, 2011

        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.

      • Chile Chases Brazil Jul 1, 2011

      • Colombia Gets Busy Jul 1, 2011

      • Junk Jumps, Dives Jul 1, 2011

      • LatAm Telecoms Fall in Ratings Jul 1, 2011

        LatAm telecom companies faced a tougher compliance questionnaire this year. Despite some improvements, most fell short.

      • Weighing Credit Risk Jul 1, 2011

        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?

        • CS Maintains Lead in Advisory Fees Jun 26, 2011

          Credit Suisse has held on to...

          • Brazilians Still Lead the Way May 1, 2011

            Brazil continues to set the standard for corporate governance and sustainability. With more money going to sustainable funds, companies are increasing their reporting.

          • Corporate Flow May 1, 2011

          • Televisa Gets Aggressive May 1, 2011

          • The Arches Turn Golden May 1, 2011

            • Brazilian Corporate Still Lead the Way Apr 28, 2011

              Brazilian corporates won the highest marks...

            • JPMorgan Leads IB Advisory Fees Apr 27, 2011

              JPMorgan leads the ranks of investment...

            • André Esteves: The Humble Billionaire Apr 1, 2011

              André Esteves is deploying simple concepts and hard work to take BTG Pactual global. He inspires a new generation of homegrown financial entrepreneurs.

              • DEALS OF THE YEAR RESULTS Jan 1, 2011

                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.

              • BEST INVESTMENT BANK Jan 1, 2011

                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.

              • BEST BOND HOUSE Jan 1, 2011

                The rapidly rising tide of LatAm fixed income lifted all underwriters in 2010, creating at least four serious contenders for Best Bond House.

              • BEST EQUITY HOUSE Jan 1, 2011

                Late 2009 and 2010 will be remembered as a period when equity issuance returned to LatAm with mixed results.

              • BEST SOVEREIGN ISSUER Jan 1, 2011

                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.

              • BEST QUASI-SOVEREIGN BOND Jan 1, 2011

                Brazil’s BNDES has become a regular in the DCM after returning in 2008 from a 10-year hiatus.

              • BEST CORPORATE ISSUER Jan 1, 2011

                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.

              • BEST CORPORATE BOND Jan 1, 2011

                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.

              • BEST SYNDICATED LOAN Jan 1, 2011

                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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