Behind the scenes, Brazilian pensions ready international-investment areas

Three pension firms shared their plans to invest abroad. Western Asset, Nordea, Vanguard, BlackRock, BNP and JP Morgan are among the global brands receiving allocations.

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BlackRock, others ready to pull trigger on global offerings in Brazil

"We have a vision to contribute to this important moment of change in investors' portfolio allocation," says Rodrigo Araujo, the firm's Brazilian director.

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BlackRock feeder lands on XP platform in Brazil

"We are a great "incentivizer" of the distribution of international products, and we want to give the investor access to quality products," XP's Leon Goldberg told Fund Pro Latin America.

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Investment abroad remains a seemingly distant aspiration for Brazilian pensions

Jorge Simino, investment director at Funcesp, says that pension funds are still cautious about investing abroad.

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Global managers avoid overhyping proposed pension reform in Brazil

Franklin Templeton Brazil's Marcus Vinicius Gonçalves told Fund Pro Latin America that while pension reform would be a boost for business, global firms would not reap any benefits for some years.

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Santander is negotiating new partnerships to offer offshore fund of funds

Rudolf Gschliffner, product manager at Santander in Brazil, said the firm plans to launch at least one fund of funds this year, a total-return fund that would provide some diversity to the current offering.

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Bradesco offers multi-country diversification to clients in Brazil

The funds offer the opportunity of investment in regional strategies, such as equity in Japan, United States or Europe, Bradesco's head of sales, Sergio Magalhães, told Fund Pro Latin America.

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BTG Pactual smooths glide path for global firms’ arrival in Brazil

"We want to bring the entire line of Robeco funds [to Brazil], with exclusive distribution of BTG Pactual," said Robeco's Jimmy Ly at a recent investor conference in Sao Paulo.

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BTG Pactual bringing three new cross-border brands to Brazilian clients

At the BTG Pactual Global Managers Conference, Marcos Pimentel provided details to Fund Pro Latin America about new distribution deals signed with AQR, Pictet and T. Rowe Price.

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BTG Pactual expects to raise USD 150 million in Latin America with Mobius funds

The Latin firm is deep into partnership negotiations with two more managers, one European and the other American, BTG's Caio Mantovani, head of third-party distribution in Brazil, told Fund Pro Latin America.

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