Cross-Border Business Pulse: US and Latam Offshore fund AUMs fell 11% in 4Q 2018

Cross-border fund AUM in the retail segments of the US (US Offshore), the Caribbean and Latin America fell 11% in the fourth quarter of 2018, based on consortium data provided to Strategic Insight and analyzed by Latin Asset Management.

Vanguard to support BIVA with a first ETF domiciled in Mexico

As soon as approval is received from regulators, Vanguard will launch its first ETF domiciled in Mexico, based on the FTSE BIVA index, the fledgling Institutional Securities Exchange that began operations in 2018.

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Inteligo unit Certia makes strong play for affluent accounts in Peru

David Domingo, manager of Certia, says third-party products with an international focus are part of the solutions platform the firm makes available to mass-affluent Peruvians.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – March 2019

iShares led with ten ETFs registered, while Franklin Templeton, AllianceBernstein and Baillie Gifford won approval for their mutual fund products. The CCR also approved five alternatives products from BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, Oak Hill, Portfolio Advisors, and Tikehau Capital.

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After showing resilience in a tough 2018, Chilean funds could add 10% in AUM in 2019

The general manager of the Chilean Mutual Fund Association, Mónica Cavallini, shared her opinion about pension reform, individual retirement accounts and other market challenges.

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Julius Baer names UBS Mexico alum to coordinate Latam investment solutions

Polidura will operate from the Zurich offices of Julius Baer, which recently reinforced its activities in Mexico by increasing its global share in NSC Asesores to 70%.

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Global managers avoid overhyping proposed pension reform in Brazil

Franklin Templeton Brazil's Marcus Vinicius Gonçalves told Fund Pro Latin America that while pension reform would be a boost for business, global firms would not reap any benefits for some years.

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BlackRock names CEO for Brazil amid Americas shakeup

Massaru Takahashi, a former Banco do Brazil asset management CEO, has worked as a senior management consultant for BlackRock since 2016.

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Brazilian fund flows rebounded in February

After a slow start to the year, the Brazilian investment fund industry ended February with net inflows of BRL 24.8 billion (USD 6.5 billion), up 57.7% compared with January.

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JP Morgan lists its first UCITS ETF in Mexico

"We’re seeing growing interest from clients for cost-efficient fixed-income strategies which sit within the benefit-rich ETF vehicle," said JPM Mexico's Juan Pablo Medina-Mora.

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