Summer 2012

PeruPeru is one of Latin America’s best performing economies. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at supporting factors for investment management there, including the growing middle class and easier access to offshore investment.

TransmitterLatin Americans love to use mobile phones, yet fund managers remain cautious about investing in the region’s telecoms sector. George Mitton finds out why.

handsFund managers from emerging markets are building an international client base using the ‘Ucits’ fund structure. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at the practicalities and the costs behind this strategy.

FlagsBrazil once had eyes only for the United States. Not any more, finds George Mitton.

LandscapeGiven the changing regulatory environment in Latin America, Funds Global asked lawyer Sebastián Delpiano, from Chile, to cast a light on some recent developments, such as simplification of fund laws and foreign investment rules.

BridgeAs Brazil continues to attract increasing competition, global custodians are turning their attention to some of the secondary markets in Latin America. Nicholas Pratt investigates.

RiverThe rapid growth of the Latin American economy and fund management community has placed pressure on the region’s financial markets infrastructures to keep pace. Sheldon Warrick, of Omgeo, explores what this means for the future of post-trade in the sector.

FireBrazilian asset managers launched the equivalent of six funds a day in recent months. No wonder the country’s industry is the biggest in Latin America. George Mitton reports.

TimerIn some quarters, high frequency traders have been blamed for the mini-crashes in the United States, but Alice Botis, of Fidessa, asks if Brazil can manage pre-trade risk as it opens its doors to this community.

Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smart beta: Unlocking key drivers of return

Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

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Jun 14, 2017

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SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.