Autumn 2012

SwimmersThe country’s overall infrastructure investment rate is below that of its peers. Andrew Short explores the case ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games in 2016.

FacadeBank credit rating downgrades are becoming a familiar sight. The importance of Latin America to Spain’s largest banks should cause fund managers to reassess counterparty risk. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

WaterfallBrazilian equities have had a difficult 18 months. Nick Fitzpatrick finds that despite a good first quarter, this asset class of the future is still troubled.

Growth expectations for Brazil have been revised downwards and the stock market has been volatile. Increasingly, Brazilian growth is linked to China’s growth, which has slowed too. Though interest rates have been decreasing – which should be good for growth – inflation has been creeping upwards. Funds Global polled economic opinions about the world’s sixth-largest economy.

TradersThe Brazil Stock Exchange defends its fees as the regulator considers a reform to bring costs down, reports Nick Fitzpatrick.

CloudsJuan Pablo Córdoba Garcés, chief executive of the Colombian Securities Exchange, and other market participants, talk to Nick Fitzpatrick about the first year of trading for the Latin American Integrated Market.

Mexico cityThe Mexico Stock Exchange is seeking to join the integrated stock exchanges of Chile, Colombia and Peru, known as Mila. Philippe Carré, of SunGard, discusses the latest developments.

compassLatin America’s fund managers are experts at domestic equities, while some – and it is suggested the Chileans most of all – have a pan-regional expertise too. It is a natural next step, then, that asset managers look to expand overseas. Nick Fitzpatrick asks fund service providers about trends among this client base.

ChileA history of inflation is one underlying reason why the Chilean fixed income market is so complex today, writes Lorenzo Naranjo, of the ESSEC Business School.

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

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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.