When in 2008, large US and European banks left Central America as the economic crisis unfolded in developed markets, Colombian banks spotted an opportunity to take the lead in the region’s oft- overlooked financial system – a move that is paying dividends given the region’s strong growth.
Bonds and Loans spoke with Juan Jose Echavarria, the president Colombia’s Central Bank, during de Bonds and Loans and Derivatives Conference Andes 2017, about the primary drivers of the country's economy and the growth outlook for Latin America.
Bonds & Loans speaks with Mauricio Voorduin, Managing Director, Head of Structuring, Latin America, Mizuho Americas at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes conference in Bogota, Colombia about US monetary policy and how it will influence the funding environment in Latin America.
Bonds & Loans speaks with Arthur Rubin, Head of Latin America DCM, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. at the Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference about the macro-economic risks facing the Andean region, and the credit market outlook in 2017.
The Odebrecht scandal could be a game changer for corporate governance in Latin America, with investors demanding more transparency in the way the region does business.
Engineered by Goldman Sachs, this first-of-a-kind multi-tranche dual-currency hybrid financing package for the Pacifico 3 highway became the first UVR-denominated issuance in the world and marks a new era in Colombia’s infrastructure PPP financing.
Bancolombia’s green bond was the first green bond issued by a private financial institution in Latin America and the first green bond in Colombia, potentially opening the market to a slew of local currency-denominated issuances.
In April 2016 pan-American conglomerate Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana S.A. followed up its record-breaking 2011 bond with a US$550mn issuance, which was used to repay a bridge loan posted a month earlier and fund the acquisition of RSA’s Latin American operations.
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