About Us

The Firm

BancTrust Securities (Europe) Limited is the London-based subsidiary of BancTrust & Co., a boutique investment banking group highly specialised in Emerging Markets with a primary focus on high beta credit markets in Latin America.

The firm offers investment banking, securities trading, and market research products and services to a select base of corporate and institutional clients, mainly comprised of multinationals, financial institutions, asset managers and public sector entities investing in, or operating within, Emerging Markets.

The London office was originally founded in 2011 as part of the group’s effort to better service its European-based clientele who demanded independent local market intelligence and execution capabilities in Latin America.

The LatAm Investment Bank in the City

The firm is conveniently located in the heart of the City of London. We believe the firm is better positioned to advise global institutional investors that actively invest in high-beta Emerging Market debt due to the group’s local presence in Latin America.

Our forte is a combination of several factors which include: niche focus, local market intelligence, on-site research, execution capabilities, long term relationships with key policy makers, and a deep understanding of local idiosyncrasy & political developments.

The markets we focus on are typically volatile due to political uncertainty, abrupt changes in monetary and fiscal policies, as well as reliance on commodities. They are generally opaque and have limited access to information and data, and are imperfect, leading to mispriced markets, which generate arbitrage opportunities.


Carlos Fuenmayor

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Fuenmayor is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of BancTrust & Co. Holdings. As CEO, Mr. Fuenmayor is in charge of overseeing the firm’s global operations. He is also responsible for the firm’s global growth and is its lead strategist.

Since founding BancTrust & Co., Mr. Fuenmayor has grown the business into a leading Latin American investment banking firm catering to worldwide clientele, with presence in several countries. His roles have included heading the Sales & Trading desk, as well as the Capital Markets efforts. Since inception, the firm has traded LatAm Fixed Income, FX & Derivatives, as well as participated in asset restructurings in excess of $4B.

Mr. Fuenmayor’s experience prior to BancTrust & Co. includes several roles in Private Banking at international firms such as Merrill Lynch and Citi. He initiated his career in Corporate Finance at KPMG.

Mr. Fuenmayor has a BSc in Accounting from Universidad Santa Maria, Venezuela.


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