Latin America best managed banks 2018: Strength beyond the numbers

Latin America best managed banks 2018: Strength beyond the numbers

By BEN EDWARDS and ROB DWYER

Euromoney Latin America attempts to look through the gloss of momentum and short-term results to answer the question long-term investors ask: which banks have the best blend of performance, management expertise and fundamental strength to outperform?

Uruguay has a dollar dilemma

Uruguay has a dollar dilemma

By BEN EDWARDS

The country’s bankers are frustrated: the system is sound, their banks are generally well run, and yet they are among the worst performers in Latin America.

Paraguay plays safe

Paraguay plays safe

By BEN EDWARDS

The country’s biggest banks have kept profits up by keeping banking simple and benefiting from enviable net interest margins.

How the markets now run Brazil

How the markets now run Brazil

By ROB DWYER

Bankers and investors are increasingly confident that the country’s next president will adopt a programme of fiscal reforms, even though no leading candidates are standing on that platform.

LatAm hypothesis faces moment of truth

LatAm hypothesis faces moment of truth

By ROB DWYER

As US rate rises become a reality, Latin American markets face another home truth: have they actually become a standalone asset class, or is a sell-off inevitable?

Brazil’s banks adapt to lower NIMs

Brazil’s banks adapt to lower NIMs

By ROB DWYER

Sharp reduction in Selic boosted 2017 profitability but is a challenge in 2018; ‘soft’ recovery in credit demand might not offset lower margins.

Brazil’s devilish future?

Brazil’s devilish future?

By ROB DWYER

The political opponents of former president Lula look to have ruled him out of the next election, but this risks an even more volatile outcome.