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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Aberdeen launches diversified feeder fund to Brazilian investors in partnership with XP

The partnership with XP is strategic and will allow access to a extensive client base,” George Kerr, the director of Aberdeen Standard in Brazil, told Fund Pro Latin America.

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Brazilian mutual fund industry raises BRL 25 billion in January

The road ahead for Brazilian fixed-income funds seems rough, as yields are compressed and the benchmark interest rate sits below 7%.

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Brazilian retail clients poured USD 2.5 billion into PIMCO fixed-income feeder in 2017

PIMCO's Brazil-based VP, Luis Otavio Oliveira, said the Brazilian fund, which invests in the US-domiciled PIMCO Income Fund became more attractive during the year when CDI yields started to tumble.

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Pactual inks institutional-distribution deal with Capital Dynamics

"Capital Dynamics is one of the best integrated alternative investment platforms worldwide," said Ignacio Pedrosa, head of third-party distribution at BTG.

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Brazilian funds ended 2017 with USD 30 billion in offshore investments

The major sponsors of globally-oriented funds in Brazil - in particular Western Asset, JP Morgan and Claritas - all benefited from the uptick. The expectation is for additional managers to enter the space.

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