Latin America increases its appeal to investors.


Institutional investors in North America and Europe believe that investor relations (IR) and corporate governance standards in Latin America have improved, leading to increasing investment in the region, according to new research.

However, respondents to the survey by JP Morgan also stressed the need for companies to further bolster their efforts as they continue to compete for global capital.

The study showed that investors in North America and Europe are optimistic about the opportunities that will exist in Latin America over the next three years. The primary reason for this optimism is the region's expected economic growth owing to compelling demographic trends that should boost demand for goods and services. Investors are also encouraged by improving corporate governance standards, the prevalence of natural resources, low levels of consumer debt and the continued development of capital markets and infrastructure.

The survey gathered the opinions of...

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