The Leverage Academy team has increased its efforts in targeting the Latin American market, as more financial firms enter the region because of robust growth and legal reform. For example, since Brazil’s credit rating was upgraded above investment grade in 2008 by Moody’s, hot money flows have increased dramatically from institutional investors. For it’s surrounding countries, a commodity rally has also contributed to economic growth. The bulge bracket banks have increased their exposure to the region as well. For example, in the Latin American derivatives market, Barclays and Socgen hold the strongest positions. JPMorgan, UBS, and HSBC also have strong Latam coverage groups. In an effort to help our readers practice their Spanish, we have included a link here for free Spanish lessons online using CBS – Coffee Break Spanish. The first lesson audio (link only available in blog entry) goes over greetings and salutations. You can listen at work or during a lunch break. The second lesson audio elaborates on basic conversation. The corresponding PDF is below:
This PDF goes over greetings, saying goodbye, introducing yourself, and informal greetings. Enjoy! Hasta otra!