As expected, following exclusive talks on...
LatAm equity funds in the week...
President Lula is under fire as Brazil struggles to capitalize on unprecedented bullish operating conditions. Cracks in the macro story are spreading.
WestLB's Therese Rabieh, head of the...
Brazil's fast-growing market for securitization looks set to hit a road bump in coming months. But a slowdown is likely to prove short-lived.
Mexican engineering and construction firm Empresas...
Argentina's next president needs to grab the economic bull by the horns to lure international investors. Macro problems are multiplying.
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA),...
In the wake of Warren Weissman's...
Decisions taken in 2007 will greatly alter Mexico's pension funds industry, boosting private funds' ability to take risk and creating a new state fund to compete with them.
Brazil's decaying infrastructure threatens its booming economy. But investors are only getting a half-hearted welcome to help renovate it.
Trinidad and Tobago's National Gas Company is developing new markets and predicts growth in pipeline projects. It is not planning to raise any new funds this year.
Brazil's surging currency makes foreign products so cheap they are flooding the country. This keeps a lid on prices, drives rates down and makes inflation-linked bonds more attractive.
Future Hinges on Uncertain Politics
Mexico's President Calderón must defeat the very forces that swept him into office – the business community – to solidify his administration and spur an economy that struggles to grow by 3%.
Peru and Colombia are the darlings of bankers and investors, while Venezuela and Ecuador continue to distance themselves from the markets.
Henrique Meirelles resisted pressure for more dovish policy to achieve the most stable macro environment seen in Brazil for over a decade.
Brazil's regulator is targeting abuse ranging from lack of transparency on compensation to bloating balance sheets with temporary loans from underwriters.
Growth forecasts are bullish for the Caribbean, where overspending on sports is countered by tourism and construction investment. However, crime is still an issue.
Odinsa, Colombia's only publicly traded concessions operating firm, is looking to capitalize on a major government infrastructure push.
The next Jamaican prime minister faces significant challenges, including too much debt, rising unemployment and a crime wave.
Our third annual survey of ethics and sustainability at Latin America's leading banks has been expanded significantly and shows Chile's financial institutions gaining on Brazil's.
Mexico's Cablestar is taking a majority...
Colombia has raised close to $6 billion in the past 18 months by selling state-owned assets. Proceeds have retired debt and there is more for sale in the power sector.
Deutsche Bank predicts significant opportunity in Peru, which it views as smaller version of Chile. The investment is relatively minor, but the transactions could be huge.
As stock markets around the world consolidate, the relatively miniscule Caribbean bolsas are trying to link up. The three biggest hope to pave the way to full regional integration.
With the IFC's help, Colombia is drawing up its own blueprint for infrastructure finance. Local investors are rubbing their hands as the government seeks a replicable model.
Grupo R, a Mexican concessions operator,...
The Brazilian economy is in strong...
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Jun 4 - 5, 2013 | The Westin, Lima, Peru
Explicitly designed to connect the international investment community and leaders from the Andean...
Jul 16 - 17, 2013 | Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Australia
An in depth look at the rapidly evolving state of the Latin America Australia investment...
Sep 10 - 11, 2013 | Westin Beijing Chaoyang, Beijing, China
LA-CIF is the leading event connecting Latin America and China. Through an invitation-only,...
Sep 13, 2013 | Shilla Hotel, Seoul, Korea
LA-KIF will examine the rapidly evolving LatAm-Korea investment relationship, the pace & direction...
How busy will LatAm global-local currency debt issuance be this year?
More than 1 deal/month
1-2 deals all year
At a fundamental level, the issue is how to generate healthy returns in the medium to long term. Policy holders can see their fund go down over the course of a week or a month, but what we really should be looking at is returns over 20 or 30 years.
Daniel Schydlowsky, Peru’s banking, insurance and private pension fund regulator
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