December 2011

christophe girondelLatin America offers opportunities for investment firms such as Nordea, which is trying to convince pension funds, high-net-worth investors and family offices to invest in global products.

 

Brazil-newLatin America is strongly associated with debt default, yet fixed income investors have flocked to government bonds there in recent years, particularly Brazil. Nick Fitzpatrick speaks to fund managers about the background to this move and asks if the money will stick.

 

Brazil-World-CupDespite the limited choice of stocks available for infrastructure managers in Latin America, the region offers some compelling investment opportunities. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

 

Table-football-BrazilSystems providers for buy-side dealers are building their regional presence as investors come to Latin markets. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at how some of the players are positioned for this business.

 

Joined-upLatin American stock exchanges are improving the automation of their post-trade services, finds Nick Fitzpatrick, and Chile may emerge as a regional leader.

 

ChileChilean mutual fund providers have been increasing their assets from the voluntary pension fund sector in the country. Nick Fitzpatrick looks at growth and investor appetite.

 

AndesBrazil dominates equity funds, but Nick Fitzpatrick looks at some of the other countries that attract fund manager interest.

ExportThere is good news for Latin American fund managers casting covetous glances at the lucrative possibilities of worldwide distribution. Nick Fienberg, of Alpha FMC, finds that there is an increasingly sophisticated asset servicing infrastructure available to facilitate geographic expansion.

RainforestAs the Latin American asset management market develops, servicing firms are lining up to offer their expertise. Nicholas Pratt looks at the latest movements.