Global managers gain access to Latam markets via new Santander FOF launches

The Spanish firm is launching UCITS FoFs with Amundi, Morgan Stanley, Robeco, JPMorgan and PIMCO. The products will be distributed in Latin America either directly or via locally domiciled feeders.

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Legg Mason to sub-advise three local funds of Mexican sponsor Actinver

"We see substantial growth potential in Mexico," said Lars Jensen, Legg Mason's Head of Americas International.

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Actinver adds another third-party manager, naming subadvisor to global multi-asset fund

Actinver signed an advisory agreement with Canadian manager Fiera Capital to reinforce the operation of its USD 174 million DINAMO fund, as it conducts a manager search for a fund focusing on cyber security.

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BICE focuses on internationalization and alternatives

BICE Inversiones is eyeing opportunities in the alternatives space, and is nearing an agreement with a large global private-debt manager, said the firm's Enrique Santibáñez.

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Principal expands its onshore Mexican offering to capture repatriated assets

Principal Fondos de Inversion this spring launched two new global funds - one a feeder and the other subadvised - to meet the investment needs of capital repatriated in 2017, said the firm's Luis Lozano.

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Brazilian managers dust off BDR funds to meet clients’ demands for global diversification

Western Asset's Mauricio Lima notes that BDR funds are not subject to new, restrictive regulations on international fund investing, so institutional investors may continue to use them without restriction.

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HMC Capital selected as subadvisor for Swedish manager East Capital

The Latin American firm’s investment team, led by Santiago Arias, will collaborate with managers of the Swedish firm's Sustainable Emerging Markets Fund.

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AllianceBernstein says Mexico among “most promising” markets in the region

AllianceBernstein, fresh off winning an Afore mandate, is ready to expand its operations in Mexico. It is actively seeking other mandates while deepening ties to the retail segment, according to Miguel Rozensztroch, senior managing director for Latin America.

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Finaccess and Credit Suisse combine strengths to raise money among affluent in Mexico

The fund family was jointly designed by Finaccess and Credit Suisse, and offer access to a portfolio of strategies managed by Credit Suisse, Finaccess's Luis Cervantes told Fund Pro Latin America. Both firms distribute the products.

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BlackRock teams with Icatu Seguros to launch pension fund with global equity exposure

"Different economic cycles to which savers are exposed during their period of accumulation of wealth requires new investment options to be created," says Rodrigo Araujo, director of BlackRock in Brazil.

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