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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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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Templeton Global Investor Sentiment Survey: Optimism dominates – except among Latin Americans

The study found that Latin American investor sentiment is on the decline, with an 11% drop in optimism, from 93% in 2014 to 82% in 2015. Brazil had the largest decline in investor optimism for reaching their financial goals, with a 19% drop to 71% compared to last year at 90%.

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Franklin: Change in Mexican investment culture must accompany open-architecture framework

Franklin's local director, Hugo Petricioli, said that while third-party fund platforms have existed for some years, the investment culture in Mexico has remained very narrowly focused on short-term fixed-income proprietary products sold by banks, and investors have not bothered to look around for alternatives.

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This year could see a number of specialized mandates contracts in Mexico

Consar has defined the parameters and clarified the rules. Hugo Petricioli of Franklin Templeton and Sergio Mendez of Afore XXI believe the roles of valuers and custodians will be defined as the Afores start the mandates processes.

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BBVA Bancomer and Franklin Templeton join forces in an emerging equity fund

The product is for clients in private asset management, operated by BBVA Bancomer. Franklin Templeton will act as advisor on portfolio management. The target is to reach USD100 million in assets.

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Franklin Templeton sees an opportunity in Mexico

Company executives visited the country and were cautiously optimistic about signs of opening in the pension and investment fund sector.

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