Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds
The dramatic fall in copper prices has had widespread ramifications for Chilean companies’ strategies. One bank is leaping at the new opportunities the economic changes b...
Strong client relationships and synergies with its parent group have propelled this investment bank in the past year
From small beginnings, this microfinance lender has grown its customer base across Colombia
The regional lender has increased its loan disbursements already this year, and expects further demand as weak growth takes hold in Latin America
Despite a weak economy and state competition, the lender is beefing up its transaction services
The biggest bank in this Caribbean country posted strong growth in profits without losing focus on customer services
A standout lender and issuer proves global investors want exposure even in a lethargic country
The island’s largest bank is growing customers through technology and boosting profits through efficiencies
By embracing international connections and standards, the bank stakes out a path to stability and growth
This Caribbean lender is aggressively pursuing an inorganic strategy for expansion
A diversified product offering in Brazil’s capital markets sets this investment bank apart from its peers
The Mexican investment bank has worked on some of the country’s most important equity and debt transactions
Amid new banking legislation, the country’s largest lender outperformed
With a broad regional presence, this bank is taking advantage of changes to Central America’s financial services industry
Success in 2015 comes from two seemingly disparate strategies: combining a conservative portfolio with investing in technology to simplify the consumer’s experience
The Ecuadorian lender maintains a diversified pool of funding sources
This institution has grown market share among both retail and corporate clients. Next on its agenda: its own IPO
A deep dive into retail banking, counterbalanced with a move into the corporate capital markets, positions this bank for regional expansion
As Paraguay’s economy is hit by low commodity prices and troubles in Brazil, one bank has managed to keep expanding
Uruguay’s dominant bank grabbed a bigger share of the country’s consumer banking market as the country’s economic growth stagnates
Argentina’s stressed financial situation has made life tough for the banking sector, but one lender stands out for maintaining a solid balance sheet
By focusing on client satisfaction and innovation, the lender has cemented its leadership in the Colombian financial sector
Following its parent company’s strategies of streamlining and attention to customers, this bank is growing quickly and catching up to its bigger competitors
Efficiency rules for this lender, giving it the edge over competitors in a difficult economy
As international lenders retreat from Central America, one local bank is aggressively seizing the opportunity to gain market share
Business diversification is proving the key to resilience in a difficult Brazilian market
In a tough year, the winner upped its customer-service quotient and took
efficiencies across the board
The leading financial institutions of Latin America and the Caribbean say a focus on efficiency and fresh technology has kept them ahead of the pack in a difficult year f...
Venture capital or participation from angel investors is often the initial hurdle for a start-up to get off the ground. For LatAm’s tech firms, attracting such
The co-founder and managing partner of Angel Ventures Mexico spoke to LatinFinance about the role of venture capital and angel investors in Latin America.
Bancolombia’s vice president for SME and consumer lending discusses how traditional banks are set to change with the tech revolution
Latin America and the Caribbean are proving ripe for an overhaul of traditional banking models, as technology opens the way for safer credit to small and medium sized com...
Lenders are turning to new pools of data and fresh analysis techniques as they rethink the creditworthiness of small and medium-sized enterprises. By Lucien Chauvin
The head of Peru’s banking regulator, the SBS, talks to LatinFinance about the risks of transformations to the financial industry
Individual investors hunting for returns are finding a growing array of peer-to-peer lending opportunities as Latin America’s SMEs turn to crowdfunding for growth capital...
Investment banks make strategic moves in structured finance, while a former central banker lands at a commercial bank.
By Patrick Ferguson
MSCI kept Peru’s stock exchange in its emerging market index in September, but will re-evaluate a switch to frontier market status next year. Christian Laub sets out the ...
As companies come to grips with the Petrobras fallout, their legal advisors are preoccupied with governance. By Andrew Short
Borrowers are finding significant liquidity and attractive terms, as lenders look to put capital to work in a quiet market.
By Jennifer P. Roig
Borrowers and financiers are encountering a diverse, developing set of funding resources. LatinFinance convened a group of leading project sponsors and bankers to discuss...
For Argentine companies and international investors, the potential upsides to a win for Macri are huge.
As Latin American governments look to infrastructure development to boost growth over long and short term horizons, they are finding that traditional sources of capital a...
Latin American sovereigns lead the way for primary issuances from the region, as deal flow thins before the holidays. By Patrick Ferguson
Bonds Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
Rapidly advancing banking software is increasingly opening the door to cross-border retail
services. But compliance risks still cast a shadow over the industry’s growth....
As Latin Americans take to online banking, Brazil is scoring records for the wrong reasons. By Patrick Ferguson
As the international contingent pulls out, competition builds between
homegrown banks for regional market share. IT innovation is proving a critical element to winning o...