Ex-Security bigs launch AGF and third-party-fund distributor

The new firm, known as Singular, will distribute OakTree funds and launch two new ETFs. Luis Fernando Pérez, former head of distribution at Inversiones Security, is among the partners.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – December 2018

Products from BNP Paribas, Lyxor, Fidelity, Amundi and Man won approval, as did Avenue Capital Group to offer its alternative products.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – November 2018

Invesco, iShares, Vontobel, Allianz, LarrainVial, Macquaire, Nomura, Acadian, Amundi, Blackstone, Fortress and Permira were the fund sponsors gaining approval for new products.

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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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CCR Monthly Approval Report – October 2018

MFS, Amundi, Invesco , Schroders, Franklin Templeton, Deutsche, and Nomura were among the fund sponsors gaining approval for new products in October 2018.

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Brazilian government fixed-income ETF to be launched by Itaú

“We believe that this product has a competitive price and can be accessed by individual and institutional investors,” said Itau's Marcelo Fatio. An IPO of at least BRL 300 million is expected in mid-2019.

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Chilean AFPs’ investment processes could soon incorporate ESG factors

Local managers are already starting to offer funds with this type of standard, while Moneda Asset Mgt. became the first fund manager in Chile to sign on to the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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Swiss Advisors downplays delisting of absolute-return fund

While GAM's Multibond Absolute Return Bond Plus fund was delisted at the request of its manager, it still has has two additional total-return funds among the 20 registered with the CCR.

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State Street Global Advisors cross-lists 29 additional ETFs in Mexico

“Having cross-listed the first SPDR ETFs on the BMV in 2006, the Mexican market has remained a strategic priority for over a decade," said Kathryn Sweeney, head of SPDR Americas institutional sales.

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Mirae launches Brazil’s first fixed-income ETF

According to Mirae’s director of investments in Brazil, Andre Pimentel, the idea is to offer a product with more liquidity, given the difficulty of operate fixed income ETF in secondary market.

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