Global Investors Buy LatAm Dips
Fresh crisis in the developed world whips up technical headwinds for LatAm. Dedicated funds are flush and hunting bargains, hoping fundamentals are not impacted.
Latin America's fundamental
strength and ability to withstand external shock is a broken
record that has been playing since 2008. Dedicated buyers were
caught offside by the panicked selling that year - many losing
most of the prior years' heady gains - but they are undeterred
in the latest slump, ready to commit stockpiled inflows to
sourcing relative bargains in LatAm debt and equity.
"These are the opportunities we wait for," Adam Kutas, who
manages Fidelity's $1.14 billion LatAm equity fund, tells
LatinFinance. "It's healthy to shake out some of the
frothiness," he adds.
"Latin America remains
underestimated potential with overestimated risk," says Luis
Carrillo, head of LatAm equity at JPMorgan Asset Management,
which oversees $5 billion.
Correlation with global markets creates a drag on prices,
despite healthy LatAm balance sheets and Asia-like growth in
some of the bigger economies like Brazil. Buying dips...
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