Azimut ups bets on Mexico with fund launches and acquisition

The firm announced plans to launch three global portfolios on Mexico's BIVA exchange and took a 51% stake in local asset manager KAAN Capital.

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Global relationships power Banorte’s surge in international fund AUM

Banorte’s Alejandro Aguilar Ceballos spoke about the firm’s many subadvisory relationships with global managers, which have helped the firm respond to retail-investor demand for diversification.

Profuturo GNP close to completing its first allocation to international mutual funds

CIO of the Afore Antonio Sibaja expects to have 40% of its international holdings allocated to active managers, and revealed that its first cross-border-fund investment is imminent.

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Vanguard’s investment philosophy and low costs gel well with Mexican clientele

As Vanguard looks to capture assets from Mexican Afores in both its ETFs and active funds, country manager Juan Hernandez spoke of the firm’s competitive advantages in this unique market.

Mexico’s largest Afore may double its fund allocations in the short term

Afore XXI Banorte's new CIO revealed the firm's approach to manager selection and monitoring, and noted the key role active funds will play in building out its international investment strategy.

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Will 2021 be a breakout year for active funds in Mexico? The Amafore seems to think so.

The Amafore's Alvaro Melendez predicted an uptick in allocations to active funds while emphasizing need to increase cap on international investments.

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Active managers key to Afore SURA’s international exposure

"We will have a local expert helping us make better investment decisions and adding alpha to our clients' portfolios," said SURA's Andrés Moreno.

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Added flows, tighter fees will pressure Afores to diversify their portfolios

The industry was not pleased with the placement of stringent caps on fees they can pass on to affiliates, but cheered plans to boost payroll contributions substantially.

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Franklin Templeton rides wave of new-client growth in Mexico

FT's Hugo Petricioli said clients turned to mutual funds in 2020 in search of exchange-rate protection and higher returns via international equities.

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AMLO floats bid to increase Afore contribution rate to 15%

The Mexican president's surprise announcement would boost contributions from the current 6.5% rate over eight years, with employers footing the bill.

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