Brazilian retail clients poured USD 2.5 billion into PIMCO fixed-income feeder in 2017

PIMCO's Brazil-based VP, Luis Otavio Oliveira, said the Brazilian fund, which invests in the US-domiciled PIMCO Income Fund became more attractive during the year when CDI yields started to tumble.

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Brazilian pensions less likely to invest abroad despite new resolution facilitating use of local feeders

A new rule intended to make it easier for Brazilian pensions to allocate to feeder funds investing in cross-border funds is so confusing that it may have the effect of causing redemptions from these products, at least until there is clarification.

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CMN Resolution 4.611

Alters Resolution 3.792, from September 24, 2009, which set rules on the allocation of assets of plans administered by Brazilian closed pension funds.

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Pimco puts on asset-gathering master class in Brazil

Pimco's Brazil-domiciled feeder funds, which invest in cross-border Pimco products, raised roughly USD 350 million in the first six months of 2017, with AUMs jumping from USD 61 million to USD 419 million. Luis Otavio Oliveira, Pimco's VP of business development, explains how.

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BTG and Itau innovate by opening onshore fund platforms to third parties

“Almost all funds in the market are now available on our digital platform,” BTG Pactual Digital's Marcelo Flora told Fund Pro Latin America. “For us, offering open architecture is a way to truly put the client first."

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Western Asset preps global-equity feeder allocating to sister firm ClearBridge Investments

The feeder fund will hit the ground running with BRL 35 million (USD 11 million) raised from Brazilian pension funds, said Marc Forster, executive director at Western Asset Mgt. in Sao Paulo.

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Brazil’s SulAmérica ups institutional cross-border offering with new feeder

SulAmérica's team visited more than 20 global managers in a qualitative and quantitative process that culminated in the choice of ABS Investment Mgt., a specialist in global equity long/short products, said Marcelo Mello, CEO at SulAmerica Investimentos.

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XP Investimentos sees opportunities in broadening its platform with international products

XP's Gustavo Pires said conversations with global managers are ongoing, after having added locally-domiciled feeder funds of JP Morgan, Western Asset, AllianceBernstein and Principal Financial's Claritas unit to its platform.

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