Another Man's Treasure

Another Man's Treasure

Argentina

Getting bigger all the time.For Jorge Brito, president of Banco Macro, the last five years have been like riding a meteor. After his country's economy crumbled, Brito boosted Macro's assets by eight times to $3.87 billion and increased the number of branches under his control from 73 to 438. Sitting with his arms folded in a room full of photographs chronicling personal achievements – like the day Macro listed on the New York Stock Exchange – Brito says his firm figures its main competitor is Argentina's state-owned Banco de la Nación. Had Brito, 53, been asked about his closest competitor in 1999, he hardly would have pointed to Banco de la Nación, which with

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