About Us

The Firm

BancTrust Investment Bank Limited is a London-based boutique investment bank, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, and specialised in high-beta credit markets in Emerging Markets. The firm offers capital markets advisory, institutional sales & trading and investment research products and services to corporate clients and institutional investors.

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.


Dean Tyler

Managing Director & Head of Global Markets

Dean Tyler was most recently Chief Commercial Officer of EM Fintech start up Tellimer and Global Head of Fixed Income at Exotix Capital, running divisions across the London, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Lagos & Nairobi offices. He has previously held MD roles running International FICC departments at Sberbank CIB, VTB Capital & ING Bank as well as over 10 years of experience at various asset management firms including AIG and F&C as both a Portfolio Manager and Trader.

Dean holds a BSc Econ (Hons) in Banking & Finance, is a qualified Non-Executive Director and certified in Responsible Investment. He has served on numerous Executive Committees and Boards in several countries and has been a Founding Member of the Guild of Investment Managers since its inception in 2015.