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 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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Brazilian government fixed-income ETF to be launched by Itaú

“We believe that this product has a competitive price and can be accessed by individual and institutional investors,” said Itau's Marcelo Fatio. An IPO of at least BRL 300 million is expected in mid-2019.

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Mirae launches Brazil’s first fixed-income ETF

According to Mirae’s director of investments in Brazil, Andre Pimentel, the idea is to offer a product with more liquidity, given the difficulty of operate fixed income ETF in secondary market.

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BTG Pactual to exclusively distribute Robeco funds in Brazil

BTG's Marcos Pimentel noted that the firm already distributes with Reliance Asset Management; Evli Fund Management and Capital Dynamics in Latin America, but feels Robeco funds are best suited for the still-unsophisticated Brazilian market.

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Santander adds global and Latam-oriented funds to Brazilian onshore platform

The firm has raised roughly USD 150 million in the short time the funds are active in Brazil,” said Santander’s Rudolf Gschliffner. Lower interest rates and the search for diversification have made international investments relevant among Brazilians clients.

Schroders accesses retail channel in Brazil via third-party exclusive relationships

Schroder Brazil's Fernando Cortez told Fund Pro Latin America the firm is pushing to have eight feeder funds on offer by the end of 2018, many distributed exclusively via large third-party banking networks.

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