NORTH AMERICA - Barclays Global Investors (BGI) is set to roll out a new suite of Liability Driven Investment (LDI) funds in the fourth quarter targeting pension funds in Canada and the US.
Bill Chinery, managing director and head of client relationships at BGI in Toronto said the funds would specifically target mature or closed pension plans, such as IBM. “Obvious targets are the auto makers,...
AMERICAS- S&P Indices has launched its first in a series of indices designed to measure the performance of the Chilean, Columbian and Peruvian stock exchanges.
LATIN AMERICA - Dutch firm ING Groep has agreed to sell its Latin America pension and life insurance business for €2.7bn ($4bn) to Colombian firm Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana (GRUPOSURA).
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PUERTO RICO - Puerto Rico's A3 general-obligation debt rating is under review for a possible downgrade because of pension strains, Moody's Investors Service said.
LATIN AMERICA - Assets in Latin American pension and mutual funds will hit $1.4trn over the next five years, with Chile emerging as the most attractive market for asset managers, a new report shows.