Ex-Security bigs launch AGF and third-party-fund distributor

The new firm, known as Singular, will distribute OakTree funds and launch two new ETFs. Luis Fernando Pérez, former head of distribution at Inversiones Security, is among the partners.

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Fee shakeup: Peru’s AFP Integra moves to 0% front-end load model

AFP Integra of Sura Group proposed charging only a management fee of 0.82%, while its competitors continue to charge front-end loads.

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Client demand prompts Franklin to launch ETFs in Mexico

Under the guidance of country manager Hugo Petricioli, Templeton is looking to complement its USD 800 million local-fund business with the launch of ETFs.

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BlackRock vet joins DWS in senior Latin-American and US-Offshore sales role

Aiviel Sanchez most recently held the role of offshore relationship manager at BlackRock, where he spent 10 years.

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Brazilian government fixed-income ETF to be launched by Itaú

“We believe that this product has a competitive price and can be accessed by individual and institutional investors,” said Itau's Marcelo Fatio. An IPO of at least BRL 300 million is expected in mid-2019.

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BlackRock presents its USD 160 billion alternatives platform to Latam market

During a visit in Santiago, Manuel Gutierrez-Mellado, alternative product strategist at BlackRock, noted that Latam institutionals have a global bias when investing in private capital and credit, and a local bias for infrastructure.

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Mirae launches Brazil’s first fixed-income ETF

According to Mirae’s director of investments in Brazil, Andre Pimentel, the idea is to offer a product with more liquidity, given the difficulty of operate fixed income ETF in secondary market.

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BlackRock takes control of Citibanamex’s asset-management unit

Armando Senra, head of the Latin America & Iberia region for BlackRock, termed the transaction "transformative for BlackRock and the asset management industry in Mexico and the region."

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MFS adds to its US Offshore wholesaling coverage

Philip Dieffenbacher, currently a regional manager with responsibility for the West Coast and Mexico, will continue in that role while also adding the Southeast to his coverage area.

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Private-debt specialist Sartor AGF goes out in search of foreign clients

Alfredo Harz, general manager of Sartor AGF, sees an opportunity in offering alternatives strategies - particularly funds linked to private financing - to local and international investors.

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