Insights from Brazilian pension funds on international investments

"We are in a learning curve regarding international investment, and we will continue to be conservative in the next cycle," Said Barbara Boltje, manager of the fund of funds area at Petros.

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Feeder funds had withdrawals of USD 870 million in 2023 but a reversal is expected ahead

As domestic real interest rates continue to decline, the propensity for institutional investors to take risks is expected to increase, and part of that is likely to migrate to international investments, said Luiz Fernando Pedrinha, Commercial Director for Institutional Clients at Schroders Brazil.

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Funcef invested BRL 1.2 billion in international funds in 2023

The great benefit of this strategy is to make Funcef's portfolio more balanced in order to achieve the best possible profitability without increasing the level of risk taken, said Alenir Romanello, Director of Investments and Participations,

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Brazilian decreased the pace of withdrawals from international funds in the second quarter

Ian Caó, founding partner and CIO of Gama Investimentos, said that the awareness work being carried out by market professionals regarding the importance of diversifying portfolios in other geographies, contributed to the increase in some international investments strategies.

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Negative flows continue to hit cross-border Brazilian funds in first quarter

Despite USD 1.7 billion exited domestic mutual funds that invest in cross-border instruments, distributors see growing interest in international diversification.

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Brazil’s global fund segment falls again in 3Q 2022

BB Asset's Paulo Manzione says institutional investors remain very cautious regarding allocations to offshore markets.

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Brazilian funds investing abroad were battered in 2022, but a recovery is expected for 2023

Franklin's Daniel Popovich along with peers from JP Morgan and Santander, says managers in Brazil noticed a pickup in global fund sales in 4Q 2022 after a difficult nine months.

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While easing positions short term, Brazilian pensions maintain focus on global markets

Early global positions of Brazilian pension manager Postalis were taken with Templeton and BTG Pactual, said investment director Pedro Pedrosa.

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Itaú puts Goldman brand name on in-house feeder fund

The Goldman Sachs Global Millennials USD Selection Ações feeder fund will be available through Itaú’s fund of funds platform and is aimed at qualified local investors.

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Investment abroad slowed in 3Q 2021, but managers are still high on Brazil

"Throughout 2021, we have observed a significant increase in the demand for investment funds abroad," says Renata Cypreste, commercial head of BB DTVM

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