Consar will soon be in charge of cross-border-fund approvals, replacing the Amafore

The Amafore’s vice-president, Alvaro Melendez, says he expects the change to occur toward the end of July or beginning of August 2021.

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ESG funds in Mexico present an opportunity for international asset managers

Santander CEO Jesús Mendoza del Río wants to list a global equities version of Mexico's premier ESG fund, a local equity product which launched last summer.

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BlackRock hires Paula Salamonde to lead Brazilian ETF biz

Paula Salamonde, who worked at MSCI for 21 years until her departure in 2019, joined BlackRock’s São Paulo office in April.

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Sura in Chile expands alliances with local and international fund firms

Following its open architecture philosophy, Sura has inked deals in 2021 with Morgan Stanley, Toesca, Sartor, and Ameris Capital to bring new options to clients, says Renzo Vercelli.

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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.

BlackRock makes new push into tepid Brazil ETF market

The firm will offer iShares through Brazilian depositary receipts, or BDRs, listed on the B3 exchange.

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BlackRock sees AFPs increasing their use of fixed-income ETFs

Fixed-income ETF trading volume spiked by a factor of four or five during the onset of the pandemic, said Benjamín Souza, director and fixed income strategist for Latin America at BlackRock.

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Chile set to redeem another USD 3 billion from FEES stabilization fund

The USD 12.4 billion sovereign wealth fund's cross-border equity positions are managed by BlackRock and Mellon.

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BlackRock, others ready to pull trigger on global offerings in Brazil

"We have a vision to contribute to this important moment of change in investors' portfolio allocation," says Rodrigo Araujo, the firm's Brazilian director.

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BlackRock feeder lands on XP platform in Brazil

"We are a great "incentivizer" of the distribution of international products, and we want to give the investor access to quality products," XP's Leon Goldberg told Fund Pro Latin America.

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