December 2011

Brazilian flagThousands of protestors pouring into the streets of Brazil not surprisingly overshadowed news that a fixed income tax had been repealed. Andrew Short asks what markets can expect next.

SceneryThe abundance of certain crops in Brazil means there is nowhere to put it all. Andrew Short considers the investment opportunity in storage.

BooksWith emerging market star Brazil set for slower growth fund managers will have to dig deeper to keep the Latin American growth story on tract, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

LombardoPioneer Investments argued the case for a ‘renaissance of risk’ at its annual client investment conference, where Funds Europe was the media partnerMany fund selectors believe investors are on the verge of allocating a greater amount of money to equity investments and away from bonds.

Private jetThe Brazil hedge fund industry has seen many launches in recent years, but is now on a plateau. The recovery in wealth management globally may help drive the industry, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Amazon riverFunds Global Latin America pulls out some of the key facts and figures about the Latin American hedge fund industry.

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