It was only a little over a year ago that Vicente Fox took his seat in office at the helm of the Mexican government. Now, with a newfound healthy financial system, investment-grade ratings across the board and more flexible pension-fund laws, the stage has officially been set for an advanced level of securitization; however, the question is, will investors bite?
The answer seems to be up in the air at this point, experts say. In the past, Mexico was No. 1 in the Latin American securitization arena, especially when it came to volume and number of deals completed. However, over the past two years the country has been on the sidelines as the securitization spotlight focused on Argentina and Brazil. According to Rosario Buendia, a sovereign analyst at Standard and Poor's, Mexico has evolved during this time and has been able to find alternate sources of funding that were impossible for other Latin American countries to achieve.