Nominations from banks, opinion and analysis from the market and financial data inform LatinFinance's editorial evaluation on the awards.
Financial institutions are encouraged to send details supporting their candidacy for the awards, although such material is not required to be considered for the awards. Any pitches must include a completed nomination sheet, in addition to any supporting document.
Institutions are asked to outline qualitative information describing the ways in which the institution has grown, achieved success, and stayed ahead of the competition, as well as any other relevant quantitative data.
Investment banking submissions and multilateral development bank submissions are advised to demonstrate excellence through reference to specific transactions, and in comparison to their peers.
Microfinance institutions are advised to place weight on describing how they innovated and achieved success in sustainably fostering broader financial inclusion in the region.
All pitches must include a completed nomination sheet, in addition to any supporting documentation.
Pitches and nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm ET on Friday August 4, 2017.
LatinFinance editorial staff will be available for meetings and conference calls to discuss the shortlists and supporting documents between July 24 and August 4, 2017.
LatinFinance will consult a range of market participants to gain perspective on the shortlist, including portfolio managers, credit analysts and other market participants.
Market opinions are kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed.
Examination of financial data
LatinFinance will review official financial data for each of the shortlisted or nominated banks, and speak to analysts and other third parties about the institutions. As is relevant in each category, sources will include, but will not be limited to: banks' pitches, financial reports and accounts, company presentations, stock exchange filings, LatinFinance reporting.
Data will include but not be limited to: capitalization levels, total asset numbers, return on assets and return on equity, transaction details.
LatinFinance's editorial team will supplement their examination of financial data and information from pitch documents and meetings with information from bank analysts and clients. This will be sourced through a review of analyst reports and in-depth telephone interviews with bank analysts.
The editorial team retains discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category. The final decision will be based on information supplied in pitch documents and meetings or calls, research of financial data and analysis, interviews, and our knowledge of markets and activity over the course of the past 12 months.