High Yield Dominates LatAm DCM

High Yield Dominates LatAm DCM

Caribbean

High yield bond issuance out of LatAm and the Caribbean increased by 47% in the first seven months of 2007 to $24.2bn, compared to $16.5bn for the first seven months of 2006, according to Dealogic. By contrast, investment grade issuance fell by 16% to $10.2bn from $12.1bn for the same period last year. Corporate bond issuance jumped 20% in that period and accounts for two thirds of the overall volume, which posted a 14% year on year increase to $51.1bn raised through 311 deals compared to $44.7b

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