CCR Monthly Approval Report – March 2019

iShares led with ten ETFs registered, while Franklin Templeton, AllianceBernstein and Baillie Gifford won approval for their mutual fund products. The CCR also approved five alternatives products from BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, Oak Hill, Portfolio Advisors, and Tikehau Capital.

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BlackRock names CEO for Brazil amid Americas shakeup

Massaru Takahashi, a former Banco do Brazil asset management CEO, has worked as a senior management consultant for BlackRock since 2016.

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Brazilian fund flows rebounded in February

After a slow start to the year, the Brazilian investment fund industry ended February with net inflows of BRL 24.8 billion (USD 6.5 billion), up 57.7% compared with January.

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JP Morgan lists its first UCITS ETF in Mexico

"We’re seeing growing interest from clients for cost-efficient fixed-income strategies which sit within the benefit-rich ETF vehicle," said JPM Mexico's Juan Pablo Medina-Mora.

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Seventh pension manager – AFP Uno – enters Chilean market

AFP Uno is the brainchild of Mario Ignacio Álvarez Avendaño, the former chief executive of AFP Cuprum, which since 2013 has been owned by Principal Financial.

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Brazilian fund industry starts 2019 with close to USD 3 billion in inflows

Free Duration Investment Grade funds led the way, with net inflows of USD 4 billion in the month, the best result for this type since data began being tracked in October 2015.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – February 2019

A total of 14 products were added in the month from 10 different asset managers: Investec, Man, Sycomore, Sinergy, Ardian, CVC, Oak, PGIM, and Global Infrastructure Partners.

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JPM names Brussa to offshore sales team, covering Texas, San Diego and Arizona

Carlos Brussa has joined the sales team of JP Morgan Asset Management, and will be charged with distributing the manager's UCITS mutual funds and ETFs to wealth management intermediaries, Fund Pro Latin America has confirmed.

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Mutual fund flows in Brazil slowed to USD 23 billion in 2018

After a record-shattering year in 2017, inflows into Brazilian mutual funds slowed considerably, a reflection of reduced yields on bond products and uncertainty over presidential elections. Equity and mixed funds did enjoy inflows nonetheless.

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Natixis: Equities accounted for 2/3 of 2018 losses after driving 2017 gains

Moderate-risk portfolios that saw double-digit gains aided by overweight allocations to equities in 2017 suffered grave losses in 2018 due to overexposure to the same asset class, said Natixis's Marina Gross.

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