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

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Executive Interviews

CEO INTERVIEW: Munro gains three-year track record

Mar 16, 2017

Aviva Investors’ annual results this month were the third set since Euan Munro took over as CEO. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to him about the ‘Aims’ fund at the heart of the firm’s outcome strategy.

DISTRIBUTION INTERVIEW: Tales of the unexpected

Mar 16, 2017

Laurence Terryn, a fund selector at Candriam, tells David Stevenson how the twists and turns of the past year’s macro environment flavoured her approach to fund selection.

Roundtables

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.

SEC LENDING ROUNDTABLE: Both a borrower and a lender be

Jan 11, 2017

Industry heavyweights, including agent lenders, discuss issues affecting the securities lending sector such as regulation and the types of collateral being used.