Neuberger’s Global Thematic Equity fund debuts on Pershing

The offshore version of this high-conviction fund, managed by Daniel Paduano’s group within Neuberger Berman, has a 28-year track record in the US.

Colombia’s Davivienda hires Itaú selector to run its international investment area

Corredores Davivienda, a Colombian brokerage firm, has hired ex-Itaú senior fixed-income fund selector Lucas Toro Duque as its head of international investments.

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LarrainVial buys its way into alternatives biz

Larrain announced that it would buy a 50% stake in CMB Prime, a local alternatives manager specializing in closed-end infrastructure asset portfolios.

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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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Old Mutual ponders expansion out of Colombia and Mexico

The firm is said to be particularly interested in the Brazilian and Peruvian marketplaces, where life-insurance penetration is relatively low.

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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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Eighteen private-equity firms have registered funds for sale to AFPs

So far, registration in the CCR is led by private-equity fund sponsor, with 18 listed firms. Private debt and real estate follow far behind.

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S&P Dow Jones’ IPSA/IGPA revamp not seen affecting ETFs in Chile

Silvia Kitchener, director of S&P Equity Indices for Latin America, said the idea is to project the IPSA as the stock exchange's investable index, with the general index, reflecting the behavior of the broader market, via the S&P/CLX IGPA.

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With Santibáñez hire, Security moves to distribute international brands

While Security already has a distribution alliance with Oaktree Capital Mgt., the hiring away of Enrique Santibáñez from Bice was seen as a major step in fully developing this line of business.

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