In addition, 84% of businessmen believe that, as long as Andrés Manuel López Obrador remains at the head of the government, the rating agencies will not lower the investment grade of Mexico’s sovereign debt.
This is significant if one takes into account that, in April 2020, 78% of investors believed that at least two rating agencies would lower Mexico’s credit rating; in the May 2022 survey, only 16% of them think this is possible.
In part, this is based on investor perspectives on López Obrador’s reach to deliver substantial constitutional reforms: “98% thought that President López Obrador would not be able to approve important constitutional reforms in the rest of his administration”indicates the Credit Suisse report.
Most investors (84%) did not expect a downgrade on Mexico’s long-term foreign currency debt rating in the next six months, nor on Pemex’s debt (83%)
The risks they see in Mexico
Most investors thought that the state of global markets would be the main risk for the performance of their investments in Mexican financial assets during the next year.
However, 57% of investors thought this was a good time to add long positions in Mexico’s local government bonds, up from 34% in the previous survey (September 2021).