New horizons in Latin America: market overview

As uncertainty in developed countries continues, the emerging markets of Latin America offer increasingly attractive investment prospects. But market idiosyncrasies mean that establishing and building up a structured products business in this region comes with challenges, though structures and regulations are evolving which will aid growth. Clare Dickinson reports


The Latin American market is creating huge excitement in the financial world as, having come through the global financial crisis relatively unscathed, it is experiencing rapid growth.

This has not gone unnoticed in the structured products world, as US and European investment banks look to cash in on the rapid growth of these markets. But the problem is that these markets survived the financial crisis because heavy regulation puts many restrictions on investment activity within the countries.


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