Region: Brazil

Brazilian climate risk proposals will be “a journey and a process”

Brazil’s banking regulator has proposed that financial institutions include more detailed climate-related losses in their risk management policies, but a “stark lack of diversity” at board level could hamper banks’ progress.

13 April 2021

Pérez Alati advising UBS on Argentine investment banking venture

UBS’s Brazilian joint venture will provide investment banking services in Argentina under a new agreement with a local bank, its first such deal since it was set up in October.

25 February 2021

Brazil’s “gamechanger” open banking directory begins implementation

Brazil’s central bank is one step closer to the launch of an integrated open banking system, as the country's banks begin migrating information in the first stage of the project's implementation.

27 January 2021

Brazil’s new approach to AML/CFT

Demarest partner Fabio de Almeida Braga outlines what practitioners need to know about Brazil’s new risk-based approach to money laundering and terrorism financing.

10 November 2020

UBS launches Brazilian investment bank despite union reproach

Pinheiro Neto and Lefosse are advising UBS and Banco do Brasil as they launch a Brazilian joint venture – an expansion that has drawn criticism from Brazilian banking union heads.

08 October 2020

Brazilian and Colombian regulators step up green bond efforts

Colombia’s banking regulator has become the first in Latin America to issue a regulatory framework for green bonds, as Brazil’s central bank has also pledged its backing.

17 September 2020

US and Brazil unveil instant payment systems

The US Federal Reserve has announced details of its interbank payment service FedNow despite scepticism over potential competition with the private sector, as the Brazilian central bank reveals a launch date for its own new payments system network, Pix.

14 August 2020

José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz: 1970 - 2020

José Eduardo Carneiro Queiroz, managing partner of top-tier Brazilian firm Mattos Filho, and considered one of the country’s sharpest minds in the banking and capital markets fields, has died unexpectedly aged 49.

24 July 2020

Pinheiro Neto advising WhatsApp on payments revival attempt in Brazil

WhatsApp is attempting to re-launch its payment platform in Brazil after being suspended within a week of its debut last month, as the central bank’s director says modifying existing regulations was the only way it could permit the service in its original form.

22 July 2020

Brazil holds off from issuing banking probe fines

Six banks will face continued investigation in Brazil for denying services to cryptocurrency brokers, with authorities saying they need more analysis before deciding whether to begin formal proceedings.

27 May 2020

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