The fintech revolution: Will 2019 be a tipping point?
· Feeding the world's growing population
· Fresh capital for Chilean salmon producers
· Addressing gender inequality
· 2018 Banks of the Year
Banks and fintech startups are racing to win a commanding
lead in technological innovation in Latin America. And 2019
could be a tipping point.
To feed the world’s growing population, Argentina could play
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producers to raise fresh capital as the industry recovers from a decade of strife.
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Comment & Opinion
The four-member nations of the Pacific Alliance
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Bonds Debt Capital Markets
Leading banks in Latin America and the Caribbean pursued growth
and deepened their digital transformation as the region emerged from an
This year’s winner doubled down on its long-term regional strategy with new
acquisitions in the Andes and the Caribbean
Capital Markets Argentina Economy & Policy
Banco Galicia has remained profitable despite Argentina’s
economic turbulence and is on the lookout for opportunities in 2019
By building its loan portfolio and enhancing digital offerings,
the Bolivian bank continues to strengthen its position as the country’s largest
Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy Brazil
In a time of economic and political turmoil, Brazil’s banking sector has managed to post solid earnings growth. A priority for this year’s winner: rebuilding its loan por...
The investment bank remains at the forefront of all asset classes in Brazil,
leading equity deals, project finance and the local currency bond market
Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy
BAC is finding success targeting millennials throughout Central America with its banking app
A diverse portfolio, sustained income growth and a robust digital presence
keep the bank at the top of its game
Faced with a spate of past-due loans, the winner of this year’s award still expanded its credit portfolio and reduced risks
The investment bank proved it could play among the country’s larger financial institutions when it secured mandates for several well-received transactions
Despite a decline in the country’s banking sector, the winner introduced eco-financing and new
Loans to the all-important tourism industry serve as a strong foundation for consumer and commercial business for this year’s winner
As external events intervene, the nation’s largest bank maintains a steady course
A penchant for environmentally sustainable loans and a strong credit portfolio
earned the bank market share as well as respect
Careful lending practices and consumer-friendly technology laid a blueprint for the bank to pursue growth amid uncertainty
One of the country’s leading banks is investing in mobile access as it steps up efforts to reach underbanked customers
Strong business growth and digital progress made this bank a winner
Mandates across the bond, equity and lending markets ensured it remained at the forefront of Mexico’s investment banking sector
The lender is focusing on social and local issues
The bank recognizes the benefits of adopting specialized services
Retail banking in a strong economy provides a robust formula for this winner
The country’s largest financial institution maintains its leadership position and
margins as the banking field becomes more inclusive
Acquisitions have contributed profits as the bank becomes a major player in the Caribbean
Santander snags this year’s award by supporting small businesses with loans and