BTG Pactual to exclusively distribute Robeco funds in Brazil

BTG's Marcos Pimentel noted that the firm already distributes with Reliance Asset Management; Evli Fund Management and Capital Dynamics in Latin America, but feels Robeco funds are best suited for the still-unsophisticated Brazilian market.

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Openfunds billed as new global standard for fund data interchange

"Openfunds," developed jointly by UBS, Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, Fundinfo AG and others, provides a widely accepted standard for efficient fund data transmission, says Michael Partin, Openfunds committee member and CIO of Fundinfo.

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Chilean AFPs rediscovered global equities in October, to the delight of cross-border managers

October was a good month for active managers Julius Baer, Deutsche, Schroders, Investec and Robeco, while ETF providers iShares and Vanguard finally caught a break as AFPs finally began taking positions in equity again.

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As assets swell, global managers may reconsider Chilean distribution strategies

After reaching a certain level of sales, some foreign firms have recognized the need to formalize their local presence. But many still remain faithful to multi-brand distribution. This article takes a fresh look at the pros and cons of the schemes currently in place in Chile.

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Colombian AFP Obligatory System Investments in Individual International Mutual Funds – September 2013

Chart detailing investments of Colombian AFPs in international mutual funds and international managers. Includes names of all funds as well as amounts invested in each. Also shows overall system investment in each mutual fund. Data as of September 30, 2013.

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