What We Do

At BancTrust & Co. we take the time to get to know each of our clients as an individual and provide state-of-the-art solutions catered to their specific needs. This is what makes us different.

  • We focus on those regions we know well: Venezuela, Argentina and the Dominican Republic.
  • We study and analyze the global markets and their impact to our regions.
  • We advise our clients based on macro fundamentals and quantitative analytics.
  • We deliver tailor-made solutions to our clients.
  • We solve complex problems by structuring reliable and simple solutions.
  • We finance corporate and government entities.
  • Wednesday, August 16 2017

    -Crystallex International Corp. filed a notice in Delaware’s federal court against PDV Holding’s shares, owned by PDVSA and considered by the mining company to be alter ego of the sovereign. The legal team of Crystallex asked for the issuance of a “Fieri Facias” Writ of Attachment, which would instruct a sheriff to seize and sell the defendant’s property with the intention of satisfying the award. This decision comes after on early June a District Court in Washington authorized Crystallex to pursue the enforcement of the

  • Tuesday, August 15 2017

    - Yesterday government’s declarations continue to surround the subject with the latest Donald Trump’s statements, with the Defense Minister, Vladimir Padrino Lopez, saying that this kind of statements are dangerous for Venezuela and the region, reason why he said they will –from now on- be taking necessary measures to defend the country’s sovereignty. In this regards, later on the afternoon, President Nicolas Maduro called for military exercises the next 27 August, as he argued that President Trump was making a big mistake.

  • Tuesday, August 15 2017

    - During his official visit to Colombia, US VP Mike Pence stated that the United States will continue to act "to support the people of Venezuela in their struggle for freedom". When asked about recent statements by President Donald Trump, Pence affirmed that any "military option" will not be considered and stressed that President Trump was just expressing "determination". Meanwhile in Venezuela, the government called for new demonstration today "in defense of the homeland" and as a protest against the US President's statements.

  • Friday, August 11 2017
    Venezuela - According to information provided by Bloomberg, CITGO is seeking to buy heavy Canadian oil for its refineries on the US Gulf Coast to offset an alleged lower oil supply by its parent company, PDVSA. Citgo already buys Canadian oil for its Lemont refinery in Illinois. As we followed in previous days, Reuters reported that PDVSA has been supplying less crude to CITGO in order to increase oil shipments to Rosneft, under an oil pre-sale agreement. In other regard, Credit Suisse informed it has banned trading of PDVSA 2022 bonds and Venezuela 2036 bonds as well as

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