Franklin Templeton sees extended demand for fixed-income vehicles in Mexico

After a lengthy process, the firm received approval from regulators to launch a new debt product at a time of increased appetite for Mexican fixed income.

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Global managers avoid overhyping proposed pension reform in Brazil

Franklin Templeton Brazil's Marcus Vinicius Gonçalves told Fund Pro Latin America that while pension reform would be a boost for business, global firms would not reap any benefits for some years.

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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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Franklin preps ETFs for Mexican retail and institutional segments

Franklin is introducing a line of ETFs that includes passive and Smart Beta strategies. Demand for these instruments has been high, says Jennifer M. Johnson, president and COO.

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Local Argentine manager SBS contracts Franklin Templeton to subadvise its fixed-income funds

After nearly a quarter century with a presence in Buenos Aires, Franklin has finally decided to dip its toe into the local fund market.

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Franklin Templeton is latest firm to open Santiago office

The firm announced the appointment of ex-Legg Mason executive Gonzalo Ramírez Correa as vice president of sales.

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Franklin Templeton names representative in Chile for non-AFP clients

Gonzalo Ramírez, formerly with Legg Mason, will head the new office. The relationship with AFPs will stay in the hands of Vision Advisors.

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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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Managers hopeful that lower rates will spur demand for cross-border offerings

Itajubá Investimentos' Carlos Garcia believes the reduction of local interest rates may attract Brazilian investors to global offerings, but cautioned that pension funds still need to be convinced to diversify.

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Money managers could benefit from latest Brazilian repatriation law

“A relevant horizon of about BRL 150 billion (USD 40 billion) of "new" resources to be administered onshore and offshore has been opened," said Itau Private Bank's Gustavo Tavares.

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