May / June 2012

A Roaring Start


Banking Shuffles


Betting on Eike


BTG Bucks Brazil Trend


Fixed in Place?

Mexico Bonds Structured Finance

Mexicans are optimistic about a rebound in the domestic securitization market. However, several challenges remain and volumes still lag peak pre-crisis levels.

Going South?

Argentina M&A

The YPF nationalization plans have spooked investors and multinational companies. What is the fate of Argentina’s issuers?

Growing Pains

M&A Equity

Agribusiness is pushing farmland prices higher and scaring politicians in its search for returns. Some operators are broadening their geographies.

Keeping the Faith

Funds Equity Economy & Policy

Volatility has complicated life for the equity buyside and dented market performance in the past year. Long-term investors are still sticking to the consumer demand story...

Living with Uncertainty

Colombia Mexico Peru

The region’s public credit managers have addressed funding needs early on this year ahead of uncertainties. The market tone has improved since January, but risks remain.

Next Generation

M&A Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

LatAm’s Generators and transmission companies face huge buildouts to meet electricity demand. The largest have broad access to funds, with development banks picking up th...

Political Risk Returns

Say Goodbye to the Easy Days

Brazil Funds Economy & Policy

Times are more challenging for Brazilian fund managers, as LatinFinance’s rankings show. A more flexible buyside must look at a broader scope to hit return targets.

Smooth Sailing Ahead?

Funds Economy & Policy Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Positive sentiment returns and investors should be spoiled for choice. With uncertainties ahead, however, selectivity is the message from top bond managers.

Sustainable Efforts

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

As sustainability becomes integrated as a core business element, financial institutions and corporate players are touting their participation in it as well as its benefit...

Sustainable Outperformance

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Sustainable indexes in LatAm continue to outperform benchmarks. A rising number of regional companies with strong practices gives index makers more names to choose from.

Sustaining Returns

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Funds

Sustainable practices are becoming increasingly important to investors, and LatAm is no exception. The buyside gives the region’s companies high marks.

Up and Coming

Chile Colombia Peru

Investors have long hungered for new assets in the rapidly growing Andean countries. Issuers from Colombia and Peru have started to offer more to the capital markets.