China’s Fosun takes control of Brazilian interactive broker Guide Investimentos

Guide will maintain its current activities in wealth management, digital platforms, private and institutional brokerage, financial planning and insurance sales, according to current owner, Banco Indusval.

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BB DTVM resets global feeder offering as drop in local yields looms

BB DTVM's Carlos André told Fund Pro Latin America it is readying two products, one of them a feeder fund investing in a cross-border Banco do Brasil multi-manager fund allocating to various global brands, and using a foreign-exchange hedge.

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Capital repatriation sparks growth in Mexican fund business

Repatriation of some MXP 100 billion, driven by the government decree that offers tax incentives on return of undeclared capital, has benefited mutual fund operators, says Principal's Luis Lozano.

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Three firms share USD 700 million US Equity mandate from XXI Banorte

Under the guidance of Sergio Mendez, Afore XXI Banorte funded US equity mandates with three managers, totaling USD 700 million, bringing its funded mandate total to USD 2.8 billion, spread across Europe, Asia and now the United States.

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HSBC channels Andean and Central American wealth clients to UBS

As part of a streamling, HSBC’s Peter Boyles announced that the bank expects up to 40 employees to be offered positions at UBS. Clients will be referred to UBS’s Wealth Management Americas division.

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Colombian AFPs added USD 3 billion to cross-border funds and ETFs through July 2017

Total AUMs abroad stood at USD 17.8 billion in July, up from USD 17.1 billion in June, their highest level for at least two years and a half.  They compare with USD 14.5 billion at the end of last year.

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BICE Inversiones tapped to subadvise cross-border fund

The fund will invest in investment-grade Latin American fixed-income securities and be marketed through various global mutual fund platforms, but under the name (or brand) of a European bank, said t BICE's Enrique Santibáñez.

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Afore XXI Banorte makes it easy for Mexican expats to save for retirement

XXI Banorte's Juan Manuel Valle Pereña said the Afore's alliance with uLink gives US-based Mexican expats an easy-to-navigate and easy-to-access service to make voluntary retirement contributions from any device or computer.

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Evli Fund Management latest brand added to BTG Pactual’s platform

Evli is a Finnish manager specializing in corporate bonds, factors, small caps and frontier markets. Ignacio Pedrosa, BTG Pactual manager for third-party distribution, believes the firm's high-performing funds are natural fits for AFPs.

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Vanguard sees cost competition aiding its AUM growth in Mexico

“In recent years our clients have told us they like Vanguard's low-cost quality offering, but they wanted more presence and a closer relationship with us," said Juan Manuel Hernández, and ex-BlackRock and iShares executive named to head Vanguard's first Mexico City office.

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