This is the year for Argentina

Interview with Katia Bouazza, managing director and head of Latin America, Capital Financing at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. Working in emerging markets can cause vertigo. Because of their dynamics, they can be volatile, which demands great effort to keep employees motivated and undistracted by changes, Katia Bouazza, managing director and head of Latin America, Capital Financing at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., told Latin Trade. When it comes to working in these conditions and fostering employee development, Bouazza said that a key aspect is “to train employees to see challenges as opportunities to grow. Sometimes, the greatest opportunities arise in difficult times”. To work in investment banking, not only in emerging markets but anywhere, requires certain attributes for achieving success. “Investment […]

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