In Depth

Building blocks

Interviews

Lea Gimenez leaves Paraguay's Finance ministry this Wednesday; incoming minister Benigno López lays out the next administration’s infrastructure and debt priorities for ...

Investment push

Features

President-elect Iván Duque takes over a country that has charged ahead of its neighbors in attracting foreign investment. His challenge now is to keep it that way.

Navigating the new normal

Special Reports

Just seven trades crossed the tape in the corporate dollar market between May and mid-July. And as bankers navigate the August lull, sources hope their origination work w...

Parting Shot: José Efromovich

People Interviews Comment & Opinion

José Efromovic is the president and CEO of Avianca Brasil. He is also a board member of Avianca airlines. This article is an edited transcript of his comments in an inter...

Stiff competition

Game-Changers Features

Brazil’s fintechs have raised funding, partnered with mid-tier lenders and found unexpected allies in regulators. Now they look to maintain momentum as big banks meet the...

BCI shareholders mull revised capital increase

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Regions In Depth

Chile's third-largest lender analyzes a potential $670m equity injection

Parting Shot: Ilan Goldfajn

Economy & Policy Fixed Income Corporate & Sovereign Strategy

Brazil needs to stick to reforms if it wants to maintain low inflation and low interest rates, says the head of the central bank, Ilan Goldfajn

Interview: BlueOrange Capital

Funds Asset Management Bonds

BlueOrange Capital wants to mobilize private capital to provide mezzanine debt for sustainable investments in Latin America, but it understands that making an impact come...

Investors make an impact in Central America

Funds Equity Features

Small businesses in Central America are benefitting from the growing role of local impact funds, as healthy returns and the chance to make a difference attract investors.

Impact bonds emerge as an asset class

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Test cases in Colombia and Peru are proving the effectiveness of impact bonds, but not their appeal to institutional investors.

Local-currency bonds fail to keep up the momentum

Bonds Debt Capital Markets

Global local currency bonds were a popular fundraising option in 2017, but new issues have slowed down this year as investors look to avoid exchange rate risk amid market...

Brazil's pension funds try to correct past mistakes

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Pension funds in Brazil are reeling from corruption scandals that caused billions of reais in losses. Now they are implementing stricter rules for picking investments, bu...

Brazil's insurers revise investment strategies

Asset Management Bonds Debt

Brazilian insurers have found the recipe for investing simple: Buy high-yield, low-risk government bonds. But as interest rates drop, they are venturing into new territor...

Infrastructure funds find role in Colombia's 4G program

Asset Management Bonds Debt

New financing for a corruption dogged toll road project heralds a turnaround in the country's project finance market.

Equity funds bet on Brazilian recovery

Capital Markets Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Economy & Policy

As Brazil reemerges a deep recession, equity fund managers have taken a shine again to Latin America's largest economy. Elsewhere in the region, the picks are more select...