Rob Cox: Bolivarian bank dream faces Andean climb

By Rob Cox
May 26, 2015

Brazilian lender Itaú has pursued a strategy to create the first truly pan-Latin America financial institution. Its biggest effort to date is at an impasse. The merger it thought it cleverly struck with Chile’s CorpBanca is backfiring in ways that may cost it treasure and face.

Brazil’s Itaú is the bank to watch next year

By Rob Cox
December 23, 2011

It bills itself as “The Global Latin American Bank.” Thing is, it’s not - or at least not yet. But solid finances, determined management, a robust stock-market value and a wealth of opportunities from the misfortunes of others could make Itaú’s bold ambitions come true in 2012.