BlackRock Retirement Institute aims to widen pension dialogue in Latin America

BlackRock's Axel Christensen said the global initiative would have a broad presence in Latin America, starting in Mexico followed by Chile, Colombia, Peru and Brazil, tackling themes such as models, fees, diversification, education, etc.

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Wells Fargo’s advice for 2017: look beyond day-to-day volatility in global markets

If investors were looking solely at recent disruptive global events, "they wouldn’t have seen what was quietly happening in the background – nearly all asset classes were moving higher,” said Darrell Cronk, president of Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

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Sovereign wealth funds boost allocations into emerging markets

Sovereign wealth funds are significantly increasing allocations to private markets (private equity, real estate and infrastructure) and emerging markets, says Will Kinlaw of State Street Associates.

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BofA Merrill: 2017 shaping up as year of the active investor

“If investors choose asset classes, sectors and stocks carefully, they can meaningfully outperform the market," says BofA Merrill's Candace Browning. "2017 could be the year of the active investor.”

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UBS/PwC report spotlights upcoming era of billionaire wealth transfers

As the US heads into "the greatest period of wealth transfer we’ve ever seen, there is much insight that we can gain from the experience of the successful wealth-transfer and legacy planning that takes place in Europe," said John Mathews of UBS Wealth Management Americas.

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VanEck, Ned Davis team up to offer tactical asset allocation solutions

“The VanEck NDR Managed Allocation Fund will be just the first offering in what we expect will be a series of VanEck tactical fund solutions," said VanEck’s president and CEO Jan van Eck.

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Report: Latam Offshore market strengthens while US Offshore increasingly Miami-centric

“According to our estimates, the overall size of the three asset-gathering segments stands at USD 105 billion, with the US offshore segment accounting for more than half of the total at USD 56 billion,” said Thomas Ciampi, founder and director of Latin Asset Management.

BlackRock: Cresting of easy-money tide puts strong recovery in doubt

“We expect little or no price appreciation in fixed income and only muted gains for most equity markets in 2016," said the authors of the outlook from BlackRock.

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Bulk of manager visits with Chilean fund selectors focused on Asia, EM and high yield in first half of 2015

Firms assisting cross-border managers with their distribution in Chile noted a high level of interest in these asset classes on the part of Latin America's largest institutional investors. Click to view the names of managers who visited, with their related funds.

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UBS advisors in the Americas can now access Mercer’s global manager research and analytics

The relationship will provide the investment management research team within UBS Financial Services with access to Mercer's 9,000 manager-research opinions and performance analytics.

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