February 2006

Core Transformation


Brazil's CVRD may be one of the world's biggest mining companies, but its cost of capital is higher than its rivals.

DCM Bookrunner Ranking - Latin America - March 05 to February 06



Deals (1)

ECM Bookrunner Ranking - Latin America - March 05 to February 06

Latin America Announced M&A by Nationality - March 05 to February 06

Latin American Volumes - March 05 to February 06

League Tables

Living with Risk

Bankers want the new Basel Accords to lower capital requirements. Regulators want a more robust financial system. Can both sides get what they want?

M&A Announced Ranking - March 05 to February 06

M&A Completed Ranking - Latin America - March 05 to February 06

Making Money Make Money

The private banking industry is under more pressure than ever to deliver returns for its clients. Fortunately, technology and new types of products are there to help.



Playing to the Audience


Treasury Secretary Joaquim Levy is catering more to investors and improving Brazil's debt profile. It might even win an investment-grade rating.

Rising in the Rankings

Armed with a banker lured from Citigroup and a focus on innovation, Credit Suisse is powering past rivals to become one of the region's leading investment banks.

Spotting Great Deals

LatinFinance gave out 20 awards for outstanding deals and dealmakers across Latin America. Here is the full list of winners and how we chose them.

Syndicated Loans Mandated Arrangers - March 05 to February 06

The Big Gamble

Latin America's capital markets have had a surprisingly good run these past three years. How much longer will the winning streak last?

Two Steps Forward

The outgoing editor of LatinFinance says Latin America has changed for the better since 2000. Now it has to challenge the privileges of the rich and powerful.

Upside Risk