January 1, 2006
Last year's Latin American bull market has taken competition in the cutthroat business of investment banking to new extremes. With the notable exception of Citigroup, the behemoth of Wall Street, which ranked first or second in debt, equity and mergers and acquisitions advisory last year, few other firms performed consistently across the three main investment banking markets. Dealogic, the capital markets consultancy, says Credit Suisse last year ranked first in the booming equity underwriting market, fourth in debt underwriting up from 12th in 2004 and came sixth in M&A, up from 10th last year. For these achievements, LatinFinance gives Credit Suisse its award for Best Investm
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.