ETF BDRs gain early traction in race for Brazilian pension allocations

Paula Salamonde, director at BlackRock in Brazil, told Fund Pro Latin America that local pension funds are latching on to the firm's offering of ETF BDRs to build out their internationalization strategies.

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Franklin lists on GBM+ platform, applauding its success in bringing in new fund clients

Hugo Petricioli expects 2021 to be another amazing year for the mutual fund industry in Mexico, and particularly for Franklin Templeton, which has just added GBM as one of its distributors.

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Actinver sees success in retail tied to thematic funds with global partners

Actinver Asset Management's Diego Tarrats says funds focused on clean energy, crypto and other areas are capturing the interest of the retail market.

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Consar will soon be in charge of cross-border-fund approvals, replacing the Amafore

The Amafore’s vice-president, Alvaro Melendez, says he expects the change to occur toward the end of July or beginning of August 2021.

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ESG funds in Mexico present an opportunity for international asset managers

Santander CEO Jesús Mendoza del Río wants to list a global equities version of Mexico's premier ESG fund, a local equity product which launched last summer.

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Sura in Chile expands alliances with local and international fund firms

Following its open architecture philosophy, Sura has inked deals in 2021 with Morgan Stanley, Toesca, Sartor, and Ameris Capital to bring new options to clients, says Renzo Vercelli.

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Exclusive: Franklin Templeton ends Andean distribution partnership with Vision

Arturo Alegria said Vision maintains relationships with AllianceBernstein and Altment Capital, in addition to the alternatives boutiques Cheyne and Lansdowne.

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Global relationships power Banorte’s surge in international fund AUM

Banorte’s Alejandro Aguilar Ceballos spoke about the firm’s many subadvisory relationships with global managers, which have helped the firm respond to retail-investor demand for diversification.

Franklin Templeton rides wave of new-client growth in Mexico

FT's Hugo Petricioli said clients turned to mutual funds in 2020 in search of exchange-rate protection and higher returns via international equities.

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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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