Brazilians shrug off market volatility, boost fund investments

Despite market turbulence, the Brazilian investment fund industry ended the month with net inflows of BRL 12.7 billion (USD 3.1 billion), with year-to-date inflows coming in at BRL 61 billion.

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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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After June losses, investment fund industry shows small recovery in July

The Brazilian investment fund industry ended July with just BRL 2 billion (USD 500 million) in net inflows, yet it came as a relief for the market, which suffered a net outflow of BRL 23.6 billion in June.

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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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Brazilian funds suffered outflows in June, but YTD balance remains positive

In June, Brazilian mutual funds suffered BRL 25.9 billion (USD 7 billion) in capital outflows, their worst monthly result since October 2008.

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Poor showing in May puts small dent in Brazilian fund industry’s YTD growth for 2018

Despite negative flows of BRL 4 billion in May, there was positive flows for riskier asset classes, including equities, hybrid funds and riskier classes of fixed-income funds.

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Brazilian pensions up their risk profile, turn to equity and hybrid funds

In the 12 months ending in March 2018, flows to equity/balanced mutual funds from Brazilian pension managers amounted to BRL 6.1 billion (USD 1.7 billion) compared with only BRL 570 million in fixed income.

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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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Brazilian investors’ focus on riskier fund classes intensified in first quarter of 2018

Since last October, balanced funds and equity funds have raised BRL 88 billion, compared to BRL 25 billion in outflows for fixed-income funds.

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Rate cuts in Brazil led to additional inflows to riskier asset classes in February

Retail investors are flocking to balanced and mixed funds, as well as equities, as inflation slows and interest rates come down.

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