May/June 2015

  • FRONT NOTES: Petrobras' slog May 13, 2015

    Petrobras is a thorny topic for many investors in Latin America

  • Bonds news: Returning to form May 13, 2015

    Investors remain keen for Latin American debt and Petrobras’ financial results could pave the way for Brazilians to get back into the market. By Patrick Ferguson

  • Loans news: A revival, of sorts May 13, 2015

    After Brazilian corporates pave the way, most loans bankers say activity in the loans market is to set to pick up. By Patrick Ferguson

  • Equity and M&A news: Energized market May 13, 2015

    Latin American companies stepped up acquisitions and divestments in March and April, while new equity sales remained subdued. By Eduardo García

  • People news: Oil change please May 13, 2015

    The region’s biggest oil and commodity producers shake up their leadership. By Jennifer P. Roig

  • COVER STORY: Treading Carefully May 13, 2015

    The year just past was one in which normal investment strategies did not apply. 2015 has yet to prove much better. Investors are focusing more carefully than ever on avoiding assets that could soon slide out from under them. By Katie Llanos-Small

  • Equity scorecard: A year to forget May 13, 2015

  • Debt scorecard: A fine line May 13, 2015

    With macroeconomic factors leaving Latin America out of favor, bond investors are turning to ever-more selective strategies. By Eduardo García

  • Brazil scorecard: Against the odds May 13, 2015

    With inflation high and interest rates steadily increasing, fund managers in Brazil face altogether different problems to their developed market peers. A focus on quality is critical, the top managers say. By Rodrigo Amaral

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Chile May 13, 2015

  • Chilean economy: Dented hopes May 13, 2015

    After business confidence took a knock from sweeping tax reforms, Chile’s long-term success hinges on how the government deploys its new revenues. By Phil Thornton

  • Codelco: After the boom May 13, 2015

    Across Latin America, mining companies are reeling from the crash in commodity prices. In Chile, that’s pushing Codelco to step up its defensive strategy. By Jennifer P. Roig

  • Rodrigo Vergara: Adjusting to the new global economy May 13, 2015

    Reforms in Chile are adding to headwinds from lower commodity prices and changing US monetary policy. But a strong macroeconomic framework has set the country up for success, writes Rodrigo Vergara M.

  • Chilean infrastructure: In search of buyers May 13, 2015

    As the price of commodities falls, copper miners are shying away from power purchase agreements. That’s putting strain on renewable energy producers looking to build projects with merchant financing. By Patrick Ferguson

  • SPECIAL REPORT: Pension funds May 13, 2015

  • Regional investing: In the neighborhood May 13, 2015

    Pension fund administrators are increasingly looking at the local markets next door. But despite many good intentions, regulations still hinder them from investing freely in other LatAm countries. By Shaheen Samavati

  • Afores: Jumping through hoops May 13, 2015

    Given Mexico’s need for real estate and infrastructure financing, the new private equity vehicle has disappointed. Both the government and pension funds are exploring ways to make investing through CCDs easier. By Patrick Ferguson

  • Chile's pensions: Keeping up May 13, 2015

    Chilean pension funds had a 2014 to brag about. As regulatory scrutiny on the system heats up and markets turn sour, it’s unclear whether the winning streak can last. By Jennifer P. Roig

  • Alonso Segura: The pursuit of growth May 13, 2015

    Despite the external shocks, Peru’s economy can return to faster rates of expansion, says the country's finance minister

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