Slew of long-only funds to be greenlighted by CCR following ruling on hedge-fund use

The expected approval the week of April 23 of UCITs and 40 Act funds that use leverage comes after the CCR had delayed review pending guidance from the pension regulator on the use of hedge funds.

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BICE focuses on internationalization and alternatives

BICE Inversiones is eyeing opportunities in the alternatives space, and is nearing an agreement with a large global private-debt manager, said the firm's Enrique Santibáñez.

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New real-estate fund regs permit hiring of third-party managers

Marcela Arias of the Colombian mutual fund association, Asofiduciarias, is optimistic about a boom in REIT activity beginning as early as the second half of 2018.

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Arc of ETF growth in Mexico hinges on retail investor sophistication

"Demand for ETFs will continue to grow and remain on a positive trend," says José Oriol Bosch Par, director of the Mexican Stock Exchange, told Fund Pro Latin America. Others note that strides in investor education could boost usage of these vehicles.

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Principal expands its onshore Mexican offering to capture repatriated assets

Principal Fondos de Inversion this spring launched two new global funds - one a feeder and the other subadvised - to meet the investment needs of capital repatriated in 2017, said the firm's Luis Lozano.

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Henriquez passes baton as Insigneo enters new growth phase

Daniel de Ontanon, a veteran with leadership roles in Citi's private banking area, will take over as Insigneo's CEO, effective April 30, 2018. Raul Henriquez will continue in his role as chairman of the USD 8.5 billion advisory.

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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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Old Mutual wholesalers agree to distribute OMGI funds as independent company

Old Mutual Global Investors' US offshore and Latin American offshore sales team has gone independent, and will continue to offer OMGI funds - and perhaps other brands - via its newly established, Miami-based, third-party distribution firm.

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Fund-of-funds biz in Peru among biggest growth areas

The general secretary of the Association of Mutual Fund Managers of Peru, Fernando Osorio, highlighted the growth of the industry’s AUM over the last five years.

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Natixis: Risk-taking paid off in 2017, with active portfolios outperforming passive

Passive allocations spiked to 22.8% early in the year, but fell to 20.7% by year-end, a sign that the steady rise of passive investments since 2013 may be beginning to taper, said Natixis's Marina Gross.

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