BlackRock’s alternatives group brings solutions-based approach to Latam market

With USD 184 billion in alternatives AUM, BlackRock aims to bring a local focus to alternatives offerings in Latin America, positioning itself as a provider of solutions for a growing number of clients, says New York-based Roque Calleja.

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Expert views sovereign-wealth model as viable for managing additional pension flows

Scholar Eduardo Walker, member of the Pension Funds Technical Investment Council, admitted that fees paid to third-party managers are not at all high when considering rebates.

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Peruvian AFPs may bump against alternatives ceiling in medium term

HMC's Daniel Dancourt said if Peruvian AFPs continue to buy alternatives at their current rate, the maximum multi-fund limits may be reached in three to five years.

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Chilean AFP industry faces uncertainty from many angles

The CEO of the Chilean AFP Association, Fernando Larrain, discusses issues confronting the pension system, from potential legislation, the impact of third-party advisors, lack of definition on the alternatives front, and others.

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UBS, Julius Baer and Pactual ponder Buenos Aires beachhead

The firms are said to be closely eyeing Argentina's tax amnesty program, which promises to bring back more than USD 15 billion into the country, while bringing billions more out of the shadows.

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Moneda taps Rojas to head its HNW segment

Traditionally an institutional manager, Moneda has been making inroads into the private-client segment, in response to demand from wealthy Chileans and the need to diversify the composition of its investor base and product lines.

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Brazilian funds got boost from market recovery in April

The equity fund class was once again the best performer, led by the FMP‐FGTS and single equity types, with respective upturns of 26.91% and 23.28%, fueled by the appreciation of Vale and Petrobras shares, which are predominant in these portfolios.

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AFPs may gain authorization to invest directly in infrastructure projects

The proposal would authorize direct investment by AFPs and insurers in infrastructure projects, and no longer require the managers to allocate to local closed-end investment funds.

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Mexico’s fund industry has grown just 9% in dollar terms the last five years

The 40% drop in the value of the Mexican peso has severely impacted results in dollar terms, while the number of investor contracts in funds has hovered around the 2 million mark.

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Brazilian funds start year with outflows from equity and mixed funds

January’s net sales exceeded the BRL856 million posted in the same month in 2015.

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