Standard Life Investments believes that differences in financial vulnerabilities can help investors choose which emerging market to invest in for 2016. Emerging markets have experienced several years of relative underperformance. In 2016, they will face considerable external headwinds such as China’s slowdown and rebalancing, weak commodity prices, higher short-term US interest rates, and possibly further US dollar appreciation. […]
Spain’s Banco Sabadell president Josep Oliu has inaugurated the opening of the bank’s two representative offices in Bogota and Lima. Both Colombia and Peru are two strategic countries in the company’s growth plans in Latin America, as the partnership with Colombian bank GNB Sudameris has also proved. Juan Manuel Santos, president of Colombia, was also present at […]
By Enzo Puntillo, manager of the JB Emerging Markets Opportunities Bond Fund at GAM “Many investors currently view emerging markets as one allocation, but substantial divergence in macroeconomic developments is creating a myriad of fixed income opportunities. Investors should resist the temptation to oversimplify the emerging market universe or risk missing out on potential opportunities […]
S&P Dow Jones Indices have announced that, as part of its strategic growth plan to expand throughout Latin America, it has signed a landmark agreement with the Bolsa de Valores de Lima (BVL) to license, distribute, and govern all of the BVL indices including a new version of their flagship index, IGBVL (Indice General de […]
In the last of the LatAm report series, we turn to Colombia, the fourth largest LatAm market in terms of assets under management.