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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Brazilian funds ended 2017 with USD 30 billion in offshore investments

The major sponsors of globally-oriented funds in Brazil - in particular Western Asset, JP Morgan and Claritas - all benefited from the uptick. The expectation is for additional managers to enter the space.

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CMN heeds industry advice, ditches rule requiring risk rating on cross-border funds

The original resolution by the Brazilian Monetary Council had paralyzed the offer of global funds to local pension managers, said Marc Forster, executive director at Western Asset in Sao Paulo.

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Pimco puts on asset-gathering master class in Brazil

Pimco's Brazil-domiciled feeder funds, which invest in cross-border Pimco products, raised roughly USD 350 million in the first six months of 2017, with AUMs jumping from USD 61 million to USD 419 million. Luis Otavio Oliveira, Pimco's VP of business development, explains how.

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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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Local-product launches in Brazil will provide access to range of Legg Mason brands

Western Asset's Roberto Teperman, said the firm will launch a range of local funds in Brazil which will allocate to cross-border products of Legg Mason brands, including Western Asset, Brandywine, Clarion, ClearBridge, EnTrustPermal, Martin Currie, QS Investors, Rare Infrastructure, and Royce.

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Global sponsors reinvent their international product offering in Brazil

“We believe that liquid alternative funds, with controlled volatility, are the path for the international fund market from now on,” says Templeton's Marcus Vinicius.

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Western Asset preps global-equity feeder allocating to sister firm ClearBridge Investments

The feeder fund will hit the ground running with BRL 35 million (USD 11 million) raised from Brazilian pension funds, said Marc Forster, executive director at Western Asset Mgt. in Sao Paulo.

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