Asian Investors Raise the Stakes

Asian Investors Raise the Stakes

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by Ben Miller  With comparatively low interest rates at home, Asia-based investors are keen to increase and diversify exposure to Latin America, in line with increasing trade. Building on fixed income focus tracking commodities, the Asian buyside is starting to buy LatAm equities, tapping into strong domestic growth, particularly in Brazil. “The commodity story is well known in Asia, but also in a country like Brazil, 60% [of the economy] is domestic consumption,” says Young Hwan Kim, chief investment officer for LatAm at Korea’s Mirae Asset Management. Mirae, which has about $1.2 billion assets under management (AUM) in LatAm, is one of the more advanced Asi

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