BBVA leverages ESG expertise in ETF redesign; plans megatrend-fund launch

BBVA AM is looking to launch a megatrend fund focused on environmental, demographic and technology themes, says CEO Jaime Lazaro.

Investment abroad slowed in 3Q 2021, but managers are still high on Brazil

"Throughout 2021, we have observed a significant increase in the demand for investment funds abroad," says Renata Cypreste, commercial head of BB DTVM

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ETF BDRs gain early traction in race for Brazilian pension allocations

Paula Salamonde, director at BlackRock in Brazil, told Fund Pro Latin America that local pension funds are latching on to the firm's offering of ETF BDRs to build out their internationalization strategies.

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BBVA plays all angles of open architecture trend in Mexico

BBVA AM's Jaime Lazaro is very keen on digitizing its offering in Mexico as well as partnering with more third-party distributors with its recently launched global ESG fund.

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Consar will soon be in charge of cross-border-fund approvals, replacing the Amafore

The Amafore’s vice-president, Alvaro Melendez, says he expects the change to occur toward the end of July or beginning of August 2021.

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Over USD 1 billion flowed to global managers via Brazilian funds in 1H 2020

Managers with a local presence in Brazil are finally benefiting from their early-mover status in Brazil, among them Western Asset, PIMCO, JPM and Schroders.

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Colombian AFPs plunged back into equity in June as markets rallied

Cross-border funds and ETFs attracted USD 376 million from the AFPs in June to finish the month with USD 19.2 billion in assets under management.

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Chilean AFPs yanked USD 2.2 billion from cross-border products in August

The AFPs further reduced exposure to their top allocation, Asian equity, by USD  689 million in August, after having pulled out USD 707 million in July.

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Schroders: Investor ambitions fail to reflect their actions within sustainable investments

“There remains a gulf between people’s sustainable investment aspirations and the reality of how they prioritize these factors," says Schroders' Jessica Ground.

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Schroders promotes Binello to head of Latin America

The executive had been serving as head of offshore sales in Miami. Meanwhile, Schroders also promoted Pablo Albina to a top regional investment role.

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