Compass Group expands real-estate portfolio with USD 86-million placement

The firm's launch of an USD 86 million real-estate fund in Uruguay joins existing products investing in Peru and Mexico.

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Compass Group tapped to manage Investec Mexico fund

The fund will be managed by the US-based Compass Group, which specializes in Latin America. Compass also runs Investec’s Latin American Corporate Debt, Latin American Equity, and Latin American Smaller Companies funds.

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After banner year, two high-profile departures at JP Morgan’s Chile office

A series of abrupt personnel movements in recent weeks affecting JP Morgan Asset Management's Latin American distribution team have thrown into doubt just what shape the firm's asset-gathering effort will take in the region going forward. One executive has joined MFS; while the other - who helped the firm double its assets from AFPs in 2013 - is looking to reinsert himself into the market.

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Fiscal reform takes bite out of tax benefit on pension-plan contributions

Up until 2013, contributions made by plan sponsors to private pension plans were 100% tax deductible. However, the new fiscal reform reduces the percentage to 53% and potentially just 47%, according to sources consulted by Latin Asset Management.

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Compass Group sees a sluggish 2013 for funds

According to Luis Palacios, the group’s institutional sales director, important regulatory constraints will hold back growth in the sector.

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