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

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

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Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

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.