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.