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Brazil's Hedge Fund Boom Raises Fund Concentration Risk

Money has been pouring into Brazil's hedge fund market over the past couple of years, but concerns are rising over just how concentrated these flows are among a few key players and their potential market impact.
Read by 50% of LPs

August 25, 2017

10 Most Important Reads Of The Week - Aug 25, 2017

It has been an eventful week, and it's easy to fall behind. Here are the 10 most important reads of the week.
Read by 46% of LPs May 18, 2017

U.S. Hedge Funds Took Profits Out Of Brazil In The First Quarter

U.S. hedge funds reduced equity holdings tied to Brazil by about a net total of $800 million from the start of the year to end of March, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The profit taking came after a 69 percent surge in Brazil’s benchmark stock index last year. The pullback from Brazil seemed well timed Thursday, as the Ibovespa gauge plunged 16 percent in dollar terms amid a rout in the country’s assets as a political crisis enveloped President Michel Temer and threatened to derail his push to shore up government finances. Oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA and lender Banco do...
Read by 37% of LPs May 10, 2017

Verde Hedge Fund Warns Brazil Pension Bill Could Be Further Weakened

SAO PAULO May 8 Verde Asset Management SA, Brazil's largest hedge fund, sees lingering risks that Brazilian lawmakers will further water down government efforts to streamline the social security system, a move that could hamper austerity efforts in Latin America's largest economy. Investors have been "complacent" with the negotiations as
Read by 40% of LPs February 13, 2017

Santander To Foster Tech Ventures In Brazil

Santander Bank has launched an initiative to foster technology ventures in Brazil and develop new ways to improve banking relationships with individuals and other businesses.
Read by 74% of LPs January 05, 2017

Uber’s Rival In Brazil Just Got $100M From Didi Chuxing

Prior to its recent capital infusion, the Brazilian ride-hailing service has raised more than $25 million in three rounds of funding—all thanks to investments made by Qualcomm Global, Qualcomm Venture, Tiger Global Management, and StartCaps Ventures, among others. Cab aggregation, notes Tech Portal, is a currently a hot market—with the most competition among companies operating under the same.
Read by 72% of LPs January 03, 2017

Duke Energy Completes $1.2B Sale Of Final Latin American Assets

Duke Energy has completed the $1.2bn sale of its power operations in Brazil to China's Three Gorges Corp.
Read by 36% of LPs December 21, 2016

China's Iron Ore Imports On Track To Top 1B Tonnes

<p>China&#39;s iron ore imports from India surged in October and purchases from Australia grew slightly, data showed on Friday, with total shipments to the world&#39;s top buyer of the steelmaking commodity on course to top 1 billion tonnes this year.</p> <p>Shipments from Australia, which account for nearly two-thirds of China&#39;s imports, rose 3 per cent to 49.89 million tonnes last month, according to China&#39;s official customs data. Shipments from No. 2 supplier Brazil increased 17 per cent to 17.88 million tonnes.</p>
Read by 78% of LPs December 19, 2016

Silicon Valley Is A State Of Mind

"Silicon Valley is a state of mind," said Ambassador Pedro Borio, Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco, during a recent address at the annual BayBrazil Conference at the Googleplex in Mountain View.
Read by 55% of LPs December 07, 2016

Yuri Milner VC Fund Leads $80M In Fintech Startup

DST Global, the investment firm started by a Russian venture capitalist, Yuri Milner, has led an $80 million private investment in a Brazilian start-up called&nbsp;<a href="">Nubank</a>, the company is expected to announce this week. The new financing suggests that despite Brazil&rsquo;s political and economic upheaval, the financial technology sector remains a bright spot.
Read by 56% of LPs