Since the financial world did not end, global banks have dusted off and gotten largely back to business as usual. Brazil is the focus of a new fight for LatAm fees.
OTPP is blazing a trail for pension funds targeting stable returns in LatAm. Its strategy based on partnerships and strict due diligence has yielded good results, say its...
Capital flow between the Middle East and LatAm is more than just a pipe dream. The South-South link is forged and set to get a lot stronger.
In less than a decade, cell phone operator Digicel has become the Caribbean market leader. Expansion into Central America means taking on América Móvil and Telefónica.
For the first time, LatAm central banks had the footing to use counter-cyclical policy to fight crisis. Controlling inflation as growth returns is the challenge ahead.
After Brazil and Chile, Colombia’s central bank did best in LatAm at confronting the multiple challenges of global financial crisis. It overcame significant domestic hurd...
Showing high grade restraint, Brazil seized LatAm liquidity with a trailblazing long-dated reopening. It is opportunistic and wants to strengthen dollar and real benchmar...
Brazil’s rebound is impressive, though government intervention creates distortions that must be addressed. The election cycle destabilizes the operating environment.
Brazil is firmly back on the world equity map, following a slew of blowout deals. Some fear a return to the reckless conditions of 2007, and investors are wary.
After a dizzying plunge in real estate shares, some Brazilian homebuilders are gingerly testing the market. Strong foundations come from single-digit rates and a low inco...
Brazilians are optimistic about a rebound in domestic securitization. Other challenges await after volume revives, including building the investor base.
Even if Mexico does survive its biggest test in over a decade, the recovery will be muted pending real reforms. There are numerous short term hazards to overcome.
Banorte profit has dropped amid rising loan provisions and lower interest rates, as Mexico struggles through its deepest downturn in decades. It hopes to outfox the forei...
Billions of dollars in direct investment is poised to flow into Peru, one of the fastest growing regional economies. Social unrest and an LNG controversy highlight the ri...
Banco de Crédito, Peru’s biggest bank, is forecasting strong growth next year, in line with the country’s GDP expansion path. It plans to raise funds in Chile.
All eyes are on Colombia as the next big LatAm investment destination. There is ample opportunity in energy and retail, but political risk is rearing its ugly head.
Global crisis has spanked the Caribbean and the bad news just keeps coming. Amid contracting liquidity, the region is pained by bruised tourism revenues and battered rem...
Loans to Caribbean companies for the first seven months have dropped by around 50% compared to the same period in 2008. Demand and supply remain weak.
As financing from commercial banks becomes increasingly expensive and hard to access, developers of Caribbean infrastructure turn to multilaterals.
Our fifth annual survey of ethics and sustainability at LatAm’s leading banks shows standards getting tougher as investors demand more. Brazilians continue to stand out.
Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
Amid global crisis, law firms covering Latin America have seen a boom in restructuring and M&A. They are now seeking growth in other areas as markets recover.
The M&A landscape in Brazil has changed greatly in the past twenty-five years. Back then, companies and their shareholders, executives, auditors and lawyers were all step...
People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
PARTICIPATING IN THE DISCUSSION: Alvaro Rodriguez, Founder, IGNIA; Shari Berenbach, Executive Director, Calvert Foundation; Christine Eibs Singer, Co-Founder and CEO, E +...