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VIII Congreso Fiap-Asofondos … Regional long-term fund investment review 

Over the last two days, Asofondos and the Federación Internacional de Administradoras de Fondos de Pensiones (Fiap) hosted their eighth annual round table focused on macro economics, long-term investing and pension funds.     Held in Cartagena, it brought together investment … Continue reading

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Ley seca. 

Very interesting… Tomorrow are some local elections here in Colombia and so tonight the country is banned from drinking so they don’t show up drunk for the vote.  Love it.    

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The Impact of US Growth and a Strong US Dollar on Emerging Markets

#thanksobama US unemployment has dropped from 10% in late 2009 to 5.5% in February 2015, and the US Dollar is on a record growth streak. While that is good news for US firms and US investors looking to acquire ex-US, … Continue reading

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Fondos de Inversion Colectiva (FIC) Growth in Colombia

Colombia is on a communication and education campaign for mutual funds (fondos de inversion colectiva). The industry is still small in comparison to North America or even Chile, but according to the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia, AUM at 2014 year-end … Continue reading

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Finding Balance

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Mutual Fund Assets at $31 Trillion – Equities Dominate, Global Retirement Solutions

Globally, mutual fund assets tracked by the ICI and other associations are above $31 trillion. Almost half of that total is in equity funds and almost 60% are held by investors in the Americas. Latin America accounts for about $1.5 … Continue reading

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Colombia grew by 4.6% in 2014, driven by construction and consumption – LatAm Trends

Colombia’s DANE (el departamento administrativo national de estadistica) confirmed GDP (producto interno bruto) growth of 4.6% in 2014, despite the price decline for oil. Mining and energy was the drag, shrinking by 0.2%. Brazil on the other hand has to … Continue reading

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