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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LarrainVial analyzes Oppenheimer funds after merger announcement with Invesco

LarrainVial is eyeing opportunities to add to Invesco's asset-gathering success. In Chile alone, it has helped the manager raise USD 2.5 billion from AFP pension managers.

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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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BCI Asset Management brings Lennar into its alternatives offering

Lennar, a real-estate developer in the US, is Bci's fourth global partner, alongside First Trust, Adams Street Partners and WellsFargo, said Bci's Sebastián Rodas.

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LarrainVial buys its way into alternatives biz

Larrain announced that it would buy a 50% stake in CMB Prime, a local alternatives manager specializing in closed-end infrastructure asset portfolios.

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Actinver adds another third-party manager, naming subadvisor to global multi-asset fund

Actinver signed an advisory agreement with Canadian manager Fiera Capital to reinforce the operation of its USD 174 million DINAMO fund, as it conducts a manager search for a fund focusing on cyber security.

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Ardian’s arrival in Chile leaves Volcom unfazed

Volcom has renewed its contractual conditions with Ardian with view to playing a leading role in the firm’s plans for penetration of the region.

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Swiss-based Partners Group makes exclusive distribution deal with Argentine brokerage

The deal was made possible by legislation that allows Argentine clients to invest directly in financial instruments domiciled outside the country, provided that they have a local agent as a link to the operation abroad.

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Win-win in the branding department as Banchile, Prudential ink distribution deal

"This agreement between two experienced asset managers gives investors access to a broader range of investment opportunities in one of the most important markets in the region," said Stuart Parker, PGIM Investments president and chief executive officer.

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EuroAmerica turns over fund-management and insurance business to Zurich for USD 155 million

According to Fund Pro Latin America, the deal will boost Zurich’s mutual fund business in Chile to well over USD 1 billion, by adding EuroAmerica AGF's USD 938 million in AUM to its current AUM of USD 363 million.

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