Archive

May / June 2018

2018 Asset Manager Report - Mexican roundtable discussion - Q&A with Chilean Finance Minister Felipe Larraín - Peru's new president - Impact Investing Special Report

Latin America widens trade relations in the time of Trump

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy M&A

As the United States imposes tariffs on steel imports, Latin America downplays the threat of a trade war but looks to reinforce commercial ties with other countries.

Mexican issuers face uncertainty

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

In the 2018 Mexico Roundtable, LatinFinance brought together a group of business leaders, investors and government officials to discuss the country's political, economic ...

Peru's president pledges renewed infra investments

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Project & Infrastructure Finance

Peru’s new president enjoys widespread support as he faces the lingering fallout from the Odebrecht corruption scandal and tries to boost economic growth.

Talking growth with Chile's Finance Minister Felipe Larraín

Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

As Chile feels the effects of its first downgrade since the 1990s, Finance Minister Felipe Larraín lays out the plan to improve the country’s credit rating.

Plotting the future: A discussion on fintechs in Brazil

Game-Changers

Brazil’s fintech industry has boomed despite the country’s economic upheaval. At LatinFinance’s 2018 Brazil Fintech Roundtable, leading technology firms took stock of the...

Odebrecht case delays M&A deals

M&A Project & Infrastructure Finance Debt

A far-reaching bribery scandal has shifted the landscape of M&A in Latin America. Now the sale of Peru's Chaglla hydropower plant is in danger of collapsing.

Fund managers steer through debt markets

Asset Management Bonds Debt

After a year of good returns, bond investors in Latin America face increasing volatility — again. Elections and higher interest rates loom, keeping debt fund managers on ...

Equity funds bet on Brazilian recovery

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

As Brazil reemerges a deep recession, equity fund managers have taken a shine again to Latin America's largest economy. Elsewhere in the region, the picks are more select...

Infrastructure funds find role in Colombia's 4G program

Asset Management Bonds Debt

New financing for a corruption dogged toll road project heralds a turnaround in the country's project finance market.

Brazil's insurers revise investment strategies

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Brazilian insurers have found the recipe for investing simple: Buy high-yield, low-risk government bonds. But as interest rates drop, they are venturing into new territor...

Brazil's pension funds try to correct past mistakes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Pension funds in Brazil are reeling from corruption scandals that caused billions of reais in losses. Now they are implementing stricter rules for picking investments, bu...

Local-currency bonds fail to keep up the momentum

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Global local currency bonds were a popular fundraising option in 2017, but new issues have slowed down this year as investors look to avoid exchange rate risk amid market...

Impact bonds emerge as an asset class

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Test cases in Colombia and Peru are proving the effectiveness of impact bonds, but not their appeal to institutional investors.

Investors make an impact in Central America

Funds Equity Features

Small businesses in Central America are benefitting from the growing role of local impact funds, as healthy returns and the chance to make a difference attract investors.

Interview: BlueOrange Capital

Funds Asset Management Bonds

BlueOrange Capital wants to mobilize private capital to provide mezzanine debt for sustainable investments in Latin America, but it understands that making an impact come...

Parting Shot: Ilan Goldfajn

Economy & Policy Fixed Income Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazil needs to stick to reforms if it wants to maintain low inflation and low interest rates, says the head of the central bank, Ilan Goldfajn