Demand for local currency fixed income is back, tracking
appreciating LatAm currencies and flaring rates differentials. Structural shifts support the trend, but can it last?
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.
Colombia paved the way for LatAm issuers in April with an $800 million 2021 equivalent global TES bond. It braved the market to issue the first global local currency deal from LatAm since 2007, according to Dealogic.
For the first year ever, LatAm...
International banks are eager to re-enter the LatAm bank market. But cost of funds, spread compression and better DCM terms will keep a lid on volume.
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.
The State of Mexico (Edomex) in August issued a much anticipated 4.1 billion peso 20-year local bond, the first securitization of future flows of income from residential property fees from a Mexican state.
Argentina will receive a $40m loan...
China Investment Corporation’s involvement in a consortium buying part of Brazil-based BTG Pactual marks a shift into financial assets for China.
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.
New York-based Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is no stranger to megadeals.
Holders of about 80% of Argentina's...
Revived European debt woes put a lid on last yearâ€™s bumper DCM volume, which was fuelled by unprecedented fund inflows and tantalizingly low rates for borrowers.
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.
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.
The rapidly rising tide of LatAm fixed income lifted all underwriters in 2010, creating at least four serious contenders for Best Bond House.
After suffering derivative losses in the 2008-2009 crisis, Brazil’s Aracruz Celulose was purchased by Votorantim Celulose e Papel.
Moody’s expects the global speculative-grade default...
Uruguay hopes to invigorate local capital markets with new legislation. The country’s vice president says public companies may soon list minority stakes locally.
Brazil’s BNDES has become a regular in the DCM after returning in 2008 from a 10-year hiatus.
In just three months of extremely choppy external markets, Project Jaguar scored a coup.
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Mar 4 - 5, 2015 | Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
The 2015 Caribbean Investment & Finance Forum will place regional public and private sector leaders...
Mar 18, 2015 | Hyatt Regency, Mexico D.F, Mexico
Mexico’s prudent economic management and highly liquid and sophisticated local capital markets have...
Apr 16, 2015 | Hotel Unique, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 is an important year for Brazil. In the rear-view: the 2014 World Cup and Presidential...
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 greatest value in the next 12 months will be combination of corporates and local currency bonds”
Blaise Antin, TCW
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