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As Latin American countries continue to struggle with the impact of the pandemic, new regulations are helping to shape the region’s economies. The new rules could have serious consequences for US wealth and asset management firms doing business in Latin America, with fines and anti-money laundering violations possible for those who aren’t up to speed with these changes.

With the end of the year fast approaching, we highlight some of the recent regulatory developments across Latin America and how they could impact US firms.


Rebecca Leon is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Financial Regulation & Enforcement Practice Group and Co-Lead of the North America Broker-Dealer Regulation Team. Rebecca has extensive experience in advising financial services clients on their cross-border programs world-wide. She is an experienced broker-dealer and investment adviser regulatory attorney who focuses on counseling clients on global regulatory and compliance matters. She works closely to guide clients on structuring and developing their international operations.