Winter 2013

BlanketAfore Banamex pension fund issued the first international mandate earlier this year. Andrew Short looks at the how the Mexican pension market – which is forecast to be worth $500 billion within ten years –  is opening up.

EarthMexico was largely left out of the de-coupling trend that drove emerging markets in recent years. Now that re-coupling is back in fashion, Nick Fitzpatrick finds this may give lift to Mexican equities.

DrawingAndrew Short looks at the opportunities in the Brazilian equities market for income investors after the first dividend index was launched earlier this year.

US Federal ReserveThe Federal Reserve bond-buying programme has supported investment in emerging markets. Andrew Short asks how the start of tapering in January might affect them and Brazil, in particular.

Businessmen raceBrazil wants the world to know about its domestic securities lending industry, which has seen a 30% hike in recent years. But infrastructure providers face a challenge to provide the right clearing process. Lynn Stronging Dodds reports on Brazil’s central counterparties.

BeachThe Pacific Alliance countries form the eighth largest economy in the world and are working towards an integrated trading bloc that will also look for investment and links with the wider globe. Funds Europe presents some facts and figures.

Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Investing for income

May 17, 2017

Portfolio Manager Thomas Kruse examines the findings from Pioneer Investments’ survey on income investing and outlines ways of achieving a target income.

SPONSORED ARTICLE: A radical solution to KYC concerns

May 17, 2017

The 1MDB affair shows that lax know-your-customer and due-diligence procedures are a major risk, says Paolo Brignardello, head of product management and marketing, Fundsquare. New solutions are...

SPONSORED FEATURE: AIFMD - What does Brexit mean?

Apr 18, 2017

An open discussion between funds industry experts and initiated by SGG Luxembourg took place in London to examine  the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers marketing to the EU.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Luxembourg fund reporting – CRS vs FATCA

Apr 18, 2017

Luxembourg funds need clear procedures for CRS compliance, writes Andrew Knight, Partner at M Partners, a member of the Maitland network of law firms.

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

MARKETING & BRANDING ROUNDTABLE: It’s about aspiration

May 17, 2017

With such an intangible product, it can be hard for asset managers to communicate what they do. Having personality and connecting with customer aspirations may be the key, our branding roundtable hears.

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.