Mexican oil producer Pemex gets $1.75 billion with a groundbreaking perpetual bond that draws mainly Asian investors.
Mexico's anemic banking industry is back in shape and ready to grow, possibly at surprising rates. One bank in particular is especially well positioned: BBVA Bancomer.
Sane macroeconomic policies and government planning have boosted real estate investment in Mexico. Other countries should follow its lead.
Guillermo Babatz wants to revolutionize Mexico's mortgage industry and reshape the country's capital markets, too.
Mario Gabriel Budebo's job at the head of Mexico's pension fund regulatory agency has him advocating for a single, but powerful, constituency: organized labor.
Mexico's director of public credit, responsible for managing the country's debt issuance, embodies Mexico's culture of continuity in economic policy.
Vicente Fox promised radical reforms to restructure the economy - then failed to deliver. Despite political disarray, Mexico's financial system keeps growing.
Citigoup is the best investment bank and Cleary, Gottlieb is the best law firm serving Latin America. Mexico is the best sovereign issuer.
Mexico carried out a landmark global-for-global bond exchange in April. Andrés Conesa, head of public credit, says the deal saved money, improved investor relations and will help the sovereign price future bond issues more efficiently.
After seven years of being restricted to investing in Mexican bonds, the country's pension funds can now put their assets into equities and foreign securities.
Politicians again are demanding that Mexico's banks lend more. As the pressure mounts, consumer finance companies are steam-rolling into the market.
América Móvil waited years to issue its first international bond. When the Mexican cellphone company finally went to the market, plenty of investors wanted a piece of the action.
Mexico's off-balance sheet financing scheme got the massive El Cajón dam project underway.
Demand from institutional investors in Mexico's bond market outstrips supply. There are just not enough high-quality bonds around, but this could be changing.
Mexico sold the largest-ever bond in British pounds placed by an emerging market issuer, locking in low prices in a demanding market that few Latin American issuers can access on a regular basis.
Taking advantage of strong domestic demand for peso-denominated paper, Mexico's national oil company launched the country's largest-ever peso bond and got bargain pricing.
Mexico's nascent private equity industry is picking up as investors identify promising opportunities. All they need now is to find an exit.
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Will a strong dollar deter investors from LatAm bonds?
No, the yield-hunt goes on
Yes, but only retail investors
Yes, once the Fed raises rates
The most pressing issue is related to guaranteeing this growth of the system, the savings. We have to guarantee that this growth is followed by better asset managers on the side of the Afores.
Carlos Ramírez, Mexico’s pension regulator, Consar
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