Thu, Dec 8, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Landscape of hedge fund industry in Latin America improved as the region entered the competitive global race

Thursday, September 30, 2010

From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

The landscape of the hedge fund industry in Latin American (LatAm) changed dramatically in the past several years as fund managers in the region have successfully entered the competitive global race to win investments, according to data provider Merlin Securities.

From being shunned by many investors because of the unstable or "boom and bust" economies in the region, Latin America is enjoying a reemergence of talent and balanced risk taking in the hedge fund sector. But Merlin was quick to warn that even with the relatively promising outlook, managers in the LatAm region must be prepared to compete in a tough global environment.

Part of the reemergence of focus in LatAm is the strong monetary policies introduced by many economies in the region which resulted to a well-capitalized banking system with healthy credit. These policies were not left unnoticed by international investors, many of whom shifted their attention to LatAm after launching due diligence processes in China and India. Many of these investors were impressed by the "Brazil story," Merlin said.

In its report, The Spectrum of Investors for Latin American Hedge Funds, Merlin revealed that direct foreign investments into the LatAm region reached an unprecedented level of $100bn by 2007. This attracted a good number of talented fund managers with varying degrees of experienc......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. M&A - AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners, SS&C completes acquisition of Wells Fargo's Global Fund Services business[more]

    AllianzGI to acquire Sound Harbor Partners Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), an active investment manager, announced that Sound Harbor Partners, a US private credit manager led by Michael Zupon and Dean Criares, have agreed to join its fast-growing Private Debt Platform. Under the te

  2. Hunt for yield pushes more investors into riskier assets[more]

    From FT.com: Pension funds and insurance companies have increasingly embraced riskier assets in their hunt for higher returns over the past five years. Alternative assets such as property, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds have been bought up by institutional investors in a world where

  3. People - Nectar Financial hires senior investment team, Texas A&M replaces retiring foundation investment chief, Ex-Cadwalader partner Woolery makes another sudden exit, How to become a Python coder at a top hedge fund, by the co-CTO of Man AHL[more]

    Nectar Financial hires senior investment team Nectar Financial AG, a Swiss financial technology company for wealth and asset management, has announced that it has hired two key senior leaders to spearhead its digital asset management efforts. The company also announced that it has entere

  4. Activist News - Cognizant has introductory discussion with activist investor Elliott; to review letter, Starboard Value makes huge investment in Hewlett Packard, Hedge fund calls for removal of First NBC Bank CEO[more]

    Cognizant has introductory discussion with activist investor Elliott; to review letter From Indiatimes.com: Cognizant said it had an introductory discussion with Elliott Management after receiving the activist hedge fund's letter asking for a board shakeup, a buyback, a dividend and chan

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Ireland relaxes treatment of direct lending funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Irish Central Bank has relaxed its treatment of direct lending funds, according to a recently released