Category: LATIN AMERICA

Global Treasury Intelligence Reports

Treasury & FX in Colombia & Peru

This report on Treasury & FX in Colombia and Peru is based on an expert confidential Treasury Peer Call in which senior treasurers from Latin America, the USA and Europe shared their approaches and experiences. Although the countries are amongst the least complex from… Continue Reading “Treasury & FX in Colombia & Peru”

Accepting Bitcoin in Corporate Treasury -Lessons from El Salvador

For a short period in September, El Salvador dominated the news headlines with its adoption of BTC as legal tender – and with the practical confusion which ensued, as this did not appear to have been well planned. We wanted to catch up with… Continue Reading “Accepting Bitcoin in Corporate Treasury -Lessons from El Salvador”

Treasury & FX in Mexico

For the Latin American region, Mexico stands out as being unusually easy to operate in: there are no exchange controls, pooling is allowed, accounts can be operated from offshore, hedging is easy. So it works….however, nothing is perfect. This report explores issues related to… Continue Reading “Treasury & FX in Mexico”

Treasury & FX in the Caribbean

Senior corporate treasurers from companies based in USA, Europe and Latin America share their experiences of treasury & FX in the Caribbean, including accessing FX, the impact of Covid 19, Regional Banking and dealing with Cuba Call date: 11th March 2021 The call was… Continue Reading “Treasury & FX in the Caribbean”

Banking in Brazil

Regional Banking in Latin America

Repatriating Cash from Brazil

Chairman’s commentary The purpose of this call was to assess the impact COVID-19 crisis has had on cash and treasury management in Brazil. The bad news is that, some things, such as currency volatility, administrative and tax burdens, and liquidity have got even worse… Continue Reading “Repatriating Cash from Brazil”

Cash Repatriation from Argentina

Chair’s commentary Sadly, Argentina continues to be a very difficult place to operate. The rules are complex, and keep changing. The currency keeps depreciating, and the cost of hedging it is prohibitive. Borrowing in ARS is very expensive – above 30% – and local… Continue Reading “Cash Repatriation from Argentina”

Regional Treasury Centres in Latin America

Chairman’s commentary Any discussion involving Latin America and Latin Americans will always be lively, and this one was no exception – though one participant did point out that the definition of Latin America is not always clear. For some companies, but not all, LatAm… Continue Reading “Regional Treasury Centres in Latin America”

Treasury & FX in Brazil

Treasury & FX in Brazil Call date: 1st Mar 2020 In this call, ten members from Europe, Latin America and the U.S. discussed their approaches to treasury, FX and cash management in Brazil, including .FX transactions &  Currency Hedging The call was chaired by… Continue Reading “Treasury & FX in Brazil”