Mercer: Viability of corporate pensions requires reinstating 100% deductibility to plan sponsors

Reduction of deductibility from 100% to 53% as part of the 2014 Fiscal Reform paralyzed Mexico's private-pension fund industry, said Mercer Mexico's Ivette Maya.

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Banorte sees BlackRock as source for positive change

Banorte's Alejandro Aguilar Ceballos, considers BlackRock’s arrival to the Mexican retail market as an opportunity for the industry to maintain its growth rate: "It will make us all go into training to be able to compete."

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Global managers dealt series of body blows in Mexico

Cross-border firms lost nearly USD 500 million in allocations when BlackRock took over Banamex's fund unit. Meanwhile, a large Afore is close to unwinding two global mandates as regulators delay implementation of fund rules.

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GBM is link between six international managers and Mexican Afores

When Afore investment in mutual funds is finally permitted, "the dynamics of this market will increase significantly," Louis Viramontes, vice president of international sales at GBM, told Fund Pro Latin America.

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Transamerica’s Mexican unit builds out product platform

Akaan Transamerica wants to take on the big players in the Mexican market, not only in wealth management, but also fund management, brokerage and insurance.

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Actinver adds another third-party manager, naming subadvisor to global multi-asset fund

Actinver signed an advisory agreement with Canadian manager Fiera Capital to reinforce the operation of its USD 174 million DINAMO fund, as it conducts a manager search for a fund focusing on cyber security.

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Vanguard to enter mutual-fund market in Mexico

While ETFs will still be its main offering, Vanguard Investments Mexico is ready to take on the mutual fund business in the country through subadvisory and directly with the Afores as soon as regulations allow.

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Amundi debuts in Mexican ETF market with its “green” vision

The European giant will debut a low-carbon and a floating-rate ETF in dollars which, like Amundi's active strategies, focus on obtaining good returns for clients, while generating positive impacts on climate, social responsibility and good governance.

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Fee concerns threaten to derail Afores’ chance to invest in mutual funds

Despite delays things are moving ahead at a steady pace and both the Amafore and the Consar have been working nonstop to achieve clear rules that allow Afores to invest in mutual funds, says Amundi Pioneer's Gustavo Lozano. A consequential meeting this week should provide additional clues.

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Principal broadens its lineup of life cycle funds in Mexico

The manager launched the conservative Lifestyle "Traditional" fund to cater to conservative investors who "still get a bit nervous with the mix of 80% debt and 20% equity" said the firm's Luis Lozano.

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