Fixed Income

  • LatAm Leads Global Confidence Poll Jan 5, 2011

    For the first year ever, LatAm...

  • LatAm Syndicated Loans Outlook Jan 1, 2011

    Rekindling Loans 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.

  • BEST CORPORATE ISSUER Jan 1, 2011

    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.

  • BEST STRUCTURED FINANCING/INNOVATION Jan 1, 2011

    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 Signs IDB Loan Jan 4, 2011

    Argentina will receive a $40m loan...

  • COMMENT: Year of the Panda Jan 1, 2011

    China Investment Corporation’s involvement in a consortium buying part of Brazil-based BTG Pactual marks a shift into financial assets for China.

  • BEST CORPORATE BOND Jan 1, 2011

    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.

  • BEST LAW FIRM -- LATIN AMERICA/MEXICO Jan 1, 2011

    New York-based Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is no stranger to megadeals.

  • DEALS OF THE YEAR RESULTS Jan 1, 2011

    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.

  • BEST BOND HOUSE Jan 1, 2011

    The rapidly rising tide of LatAm fixed income lifted all underwriters in 2010, creating at least four serious contenders for Best Bond House.

  • BEST CORPORATE LIABILITY MANAGEMENT Jan 1, 2011

    After suffering derivative losses in the 2008-2009 crisis, Brazil’s Aracruz Celulose was purchased by Votorantim Celulose e Papel.

  • COVER STORY: Local Currency Fixed Income Goes Global Jan 1, 2011

    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?

  • BEST SOVEREIGN ISSUER Jan 1, 2011

    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.

  • BEST LOCAL CURRENCY FINANCING Jan 1, 2011

    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.

  • Argentina Retires 80% in Brady Swap Jan 3, 2011

    Holders of about 80% of Argentina's...

  • DCM: Pipeline Builds Jan 1, 2011

    Revived European debt woes put a lid on last year’s bumper DCM volume, which was fuelled by unprecedented fund inflows and tantalizingly low rates for borrowers.

  • BEST SYNDICATED LOAN Jan 1, 2011

    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.

  • Moody’s Sees Default Rate Falling Jan 10, 2011

    Moody’s expects the global speculative-grade default...

  • Uruguay to Reform Local Markets Jan 1, 2011

    Uruguay hopes to invigorate local capital markets with new legislation. The country’s vice president says public companies may soon list minority stakes locally.

  • BEST QUASI-SOVEREIGN BOND Jan 1, 2011

    Brazil’s BNDES has become a regular in the DCM after returning in 2008 from a 10-year hiatus.

  • BEST PROJECT FINANCING Jan 1, 2011

    In just three months of extremely choppy external markets, Project Jaguar scored a coup.

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