Report: Wealthy Latin Americans could use a lot more help on the advice side

Advisors could do much more to help wealthy Latin Americans understand more about cross-border funds and foreign exchange risk, according to a Morgan Stanley study. The report sees an opportunity for entrepreneurial advisors willing to service this market.

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Latam private-equity and VC activity didn’t let up in 2015, trade group says

Mexico, the second most active market behind Brazil, saw a record USD 2.3 billion invested through 88 transactions in 2015, said Cate Ambrose, president and executive director of the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

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Strong VC performance drives jump in State Street’s GX Private Equity Index

Venture capital was the best performing private equity strategy with a return of 3.87% in the quarter. However, Will Kinlaw, head of State Street Associates, warned that fund distributions are outpacing capital draws over the last 33 months. Limited partners may be at a loss on whether to reinvest these assets in private equity.

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Brazilian private-equity industry enjoys 21% growth in 2013

The total capital committed by the private equity and venture capital industry in Brazil rose to BRL 100.2 billion (USD 42.4 billion) at the end of December.

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