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  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Consumer Staples Saved the Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund Class A in September 2015

    The Aberdeen Latin American Equity Fund Class A fell by 6.3% in September from August. But between September and October 28, the fund has risen by 6.0%.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Developing a Strategy for Investing in Latin America Funds

    In this series, we’ve reviewed seven LatAm-focused mutual funds (BDERX) in terms of their sectoral changes over the past year and the possible reasons for their performances in 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Latin American Economies May Be in Trouble

    Worsening economic conditions in Brazil and Venezuela hit economic growth in Latin America in the first quarter of 2015.

    By Rebecca Keats
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Portugal’s Bond Yields Are Diverging from the Rest of Europe

    Portugal’s bond yields have been diverging from the rest of Europe. The Bank of Portugal reassigned five of Novo Banco’s senior bonds to Banco Espirito Santo.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Service Sector’s Contribution to Brazil Is Important

    The service sector is the main contributor to Brazil’s GDP and job creation, but it’s currently suffering from structural weakness and poor international performance.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Consumer

    Cantillon gained a position in AmBev via a stock swap merger deal

    Cantillon’s 3.9% position in Ambev SA (ABEV) replaced the hedge fund’s 4.46% position in Companhia Bebidas (ABV) due to a stock swap merger deal in November.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Introduction to Brazil’s Largest Banks, Latin America’s Biggest

    Since the ’80s and ’90s, Latin American banks have stabilized. Today, the largest banks in Latin America are concentrated in two countries: Brazil and Mexico.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • Consumer

    A guide to Cantillon Capital Management’s investment strategy

    The New York–based Cantillon Capital Management is a hedge fund manager founded in 2003 by William von Mueffling.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is Brazil Showing Improvement in Its Economic Growth?

    Brazil’s economy is currently emerging from a severe and prolonged recession. Some reasons for the slump in the country’s economy were political uncertainty and lower consumer and business confidence.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Fund Managers

    Sectoral Composition of BlackRock’s Latin America Fund

    The BlackRock Latin America Fund (MDLTX) seeks long-term growth of capital by investing “primarily in Latin American equity and debt securities.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Brazilian Stocks on a Roll: Should You Be Part of the Action?

    Brazilian stocks have had a great 2016 so far. But the year began on a somber note for Brazil with stock markets around the world gripped by volatility.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Brazil Downgraded Further: Will Mexico Remain Healthy?

    Standard and Poor’s reduced Brazil’s long-term foreign currency rating by one notch to “BB” with a negative outlook on February 18, 2016.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///T Rowe Price Latin America Fund
    Company & Industry Overviews

    2015 Wasn’t Too Bad for the T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund

    The T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX) fell 5.7% in December 2015 from a month prior.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///BES bailout
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Novo Banco Isn’t as Good as It Looked

    The Bank of Portugal took control of Banco Espirito Santo’s assets and deposit-taking operations by transferring them to a new company—Novo Banco SA.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bank of Portugal’s Bail-In Novo Banco SA Made Debt Riskier

    The Bank of Portugal took a step towards fixing its banking industry. It reassigned five of Novo Banco’s senior bonds to Banco Espirito Santo.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///JPMorgan Latin America Fund A
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Financials Hurt the JPMorgan Latin America Fund Class A (JLTAX) in August 2015

    The JPMorgan Latin America A (JLTAX) tanked 10.5% in August 2015 from a month ago—the third-worst performance among the eight funds in this review.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Composition PRLAX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX): Important Facts

    The T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX) is offered by T. Rowe Price. The fund seeks long-term growth of capital.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Portfolio Composition FLFAX
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Fidelity Advisor Latin America Fund Class A (FLFAX): Must-Knows

    The Fidelity Advisor Latin America A Fund seeks long-term growth of capital by investing “at least 80% of assets in securities of Latin American issuers.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Real Nears All-Time Lows in 2015

    The Brazilian real has been trading on a weaker note against the US dollar in the last year after depreciating by more than 40% against the US dollar.

    By David Meyer
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