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Contents November/December 2009 LATAM-CHINA FLOWS 18 As Chinese investment increases, LatAm tries to be more than just a cheap supplier of raw materials. Skeptics are wary of China’s track record in other regions. PETROBRAS INTERVIEW 24 Development of the pre-salt fields in Brazil put Petrobras firmly centre stage. Presidential elections loom and detail is lacking, but oil experts are excited. BEST BOUTIQUES 18 Latam-China Flows Petrobras Interview 24 28 Specialist providers of investment banking services have attracted top quality talent in the downturn. The challenge is maintaining momentum as markets revive. BANKS OF THE YEAR 2009 32 The comprehensive annual LatinFinance survey of retail and local investment banks includes 25 awards across 18 countries through Latin America and the Caribbean. ITAÚ UNIBANCO INTERVIEW 35 Brazil’s newly minted banking behemoth is bolstering domestic business while readying a push overseas. Itaú Unibanco is poised to take on the world. 35 MEXICO How to capitalize on crisis. 28 Best Boutiques Banks of the Year 32 39 COLOMBIA Local shop repels foreign pretenders. 40 CHILE Perfecting the art of retail. 43 EL SALVADOR A foreign-owned bank dominates. INFRASTRUCTURE & ENERGY AWARDS 50 The crisis has thrown essential long-term infrastructure projects for a loop. Despite this, quality projects have succeeded and the pipeline is creeping back to life. PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDRAISING 35 Mexico Retail Banking Private Equity Fundraising 55 As the economic outlook brightens, so do prospects for private equity fundraising. Is an uptick really happening, or is it all just wishful thinking? LatinFinance® (USPS 004-662), (ISSN 1048-535X) is published bi-monthly by Latin American Financial Publications, Inc., 2600 Douglas Road., Suite 410, Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA. Periodicals postage paid at Miami, FL and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: SEND ADDRESS CHANGES TO: LATINFINANCE, 2600 DOUGLAS ROAD, SUITE 410, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA 33134 USA Copyright© 2009 Latin American Financial Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part of any text, photograph, or illustration without written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited. Title is protected through a trademark registration with the US Patent Office. Who said that? “Size is only relevant when you lack it.” See page 40 LatinFinance Roundtables are underwritten by sponsors, although the magazine’s editors retain control over the content of these articles to ensure their objectivity and independence. November/December 2009 L ATIN F INANCE 1
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Latin Finance - November/December 2009
Contents
Latam-China Flows
Petrobras Interview
Best Boutiques
Banks of the Year 2009
Itau Unibanco Interview
Mexico: How to Capitalize on Crisis
Colombia: Local Shop Repels Foreign Pretenders
Chile: Pefecting the Art of Retail
El Salvador: A Foreign-owned Bank Dominates
Infrastructure & Energy Awards
Private Equity Fundraising
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Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - Petrobras Interview
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Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - Best Boutiques
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Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - Banks of the Year 2009
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Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - Mexico: How to Capitalize on Crisis
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Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - Colombia: Local Shop Repels Foreign Pretenders
Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - Chile: Pefecting the Art of Retail
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Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - 42
Latin Finance - November/December 2009 - El Salvador: A Foreign-owned Bank Dominates
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