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.
In your pitch, outline qualitative information describing the ways your institution has grown, achieved success and stayed ahead of its 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.
Every pitch must include a completed nomination form as well as any supporting documents.
Send pitches and nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
LatinFinance editorial staff will be available for meetings and conference calls to discuss pitches and supporting documents between August 24 and September 4, 2018.
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 to each category, sources will include but not be limited to: banks' pitches, financial reports and accounts, company presentations, stock exchange filings and LatinFinance reporting. Data will include but not be limited to: capitalization levels, total asset numbers, return on assets, return on equity and transaction details.
The LatinFinance editorial team will supplement its 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.
The LatinFinance editorial team retains discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category.
The winners of the 2018 Banks of the Year Awards will be revealed the November/December issue of LatinFinance magazine.