Archive

May / June 2016

Swing factor: Investors return to Latin America. Also, portfolio managers rethink Brazil strategies, Argentina's corporate issuers gear up after sovereign bond, Japanese banks go big in Latin America and Chile's central bank governor discusses diversifying the economy.

SCORE-CARD BRAZIL: Navigating the headwinds

Bonds Brazil

2015 was a tough year for Brazilian investors, but fund managers still managed to deliver by focusing on quality and diversification

SCORE-CARD DEBT: Balancing act

People Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Funds

Investors began returning allocations to Latin American debt fund in the first quarter, a welcome change for portfolio managers. Still, they are cautious on the asset cla...

SCORE-CARD EQUITY: Tough market

Equity Funds

As abysmal performances pushed investors out of LatAm equities in droves, the top fund managers are betting on contrarian strategies to beat the pack

COVER STORY ASSET MANAGEMENT: Swinging back

Bonds Equity Funds

Parting Shot: Beyond copper

Bonds Comment & Opinion Chile

Low commodity prices and falling mining investments are leading Chile’s economy to diversify, according to Rodrigo Vergara

JAPAN LOANS: A borrower’s market

Loans

European lenders are scaling back offerings in Latin America, but Japan’s ‘mega banks’ are thriving

INVESTOR REPORT JAPAN-LATIN AMERICA: Cash in hand

Loans Bonds Japan

JAPAN BONDS: Finding value

Bonds Japan

Unfavorable swaps and negative interest rates have limited Samurai issuances this year. Borrowers could experiment with longer tenors, while investors may have to bet on ...

NEWS PEOPLE: Revuelta leaves OHL

Equity Mexico

Leading Mexican toll road operator makes CFO change after accounting practices fine

NEWS EQUITY/M&A: Changing gears

Equity M&A

Investors are finally starting to look more favorably at Latin American equities. A flurry of capital increases is keeping bankers busy, but large-scale offerings are few...

NEWS LOANS: Dry season

Loans Project & Infrastructure Finance Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Loans and project financings have had a slow start to the year, but an infrastructure pipeline is building

MAY/ JUNE 2016 FRONT NOTES: Impeachment road

CAPITAL MARKETS CAT BONDS: Managing natural disaster risk

Bonds

Market-based solutions to help with the financial cost of natural disaster recovery could be set to pick up in Latin America

Central America Investor Report: Bucking the trend

CENTRAL AMERICA CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: Cleaning up

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Central America

Central America’s corporates must improve governance and transparency to draw the financing and investment the region urgently needs

CENTRA AMERICA NICARAGUA: The odd couple

Economy & Policy Central America Nicaragua

Nicaragua’s leftist government has hired Lazard Frères in hopes of better touting its economic achievements — and attracting more investment. By Lucy Conger

ARGENTINA M&A: Hunting for growth

M&A Argentina

Argentine companies are on a fresh hunt for capital as foreign investors are eyeing opportunities in a country set for economic rebound

ARGENTINA DEBT: Back to the market

Bonds Equity Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

After years of isolation, Argentine companies are looking to the financial markets to fund what a 15-year sovereign debt default has kept out of reach for many: growth

Argentina Investor Report: Back with a bang

Special Reports Argentina