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  1. Singapore's GIC opens Sao Paulo office

    trueSingapore sovereign wealth fund GIC Private Ltd. officially opened an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday.

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  1. Nomura Asset Management adds to Latin America management team in London

    trueNick Payne was appointed Latin American portfolio manager at Nomura Asset Management U.K.

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  2. Partnerships and acquisitions pay off south of the border for Principal

    truePrincipal Financial Group Inc. claimed 18% of its operating profit from money management operations in Latin America in 2013, the result of a series of bold moves in a treacherous market where few other global managers have found success.

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  3. Illinois Muni wants real estate manager targeting Europe, Latin America

    trueIllinois Municipal Retirement Fund on Tuesday issued an RFP for at least one commingled real estate manager to run at least $100 million focused on Europe and/or Latin America.

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  4. Argentina loses bid for full-court rehearing of bond appeal

    trueArgentina lost its bid for a rehearing of a federal appeals court ruling against it in litigation over $1.5 billion in the nation's defaulted bonds.

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  5. OGX files for bankruptcy protection in Rio

    trueOGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA, the oil company controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, filed for bankruptcy protection in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday, Sergio Bermudes, Mr. Batista's lawyer, said by telephone.

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  6. CPPIB forms joint venture to invest in Brazil residential real estate

    trueCanada Pension Plan Investment Board, Toronto, formed a real estate joint venture with Brazilian investment bank Banco BTG Pactual to invest in residential developments in Brazil.

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  7. Darby Overseas Investments beefs up Latin America private equity team

    trueRoberto Velarde has joined Darby Overseas Investments, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, as managing director, Latin America private equity.

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  8. Afore SURA picks 4 global equity managers, custodian

    trueAfore SURA, Mexico City, hired Pioneer Investments, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley and Investec to manage $700 million total in global equity.

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  9. Puerto Rico overhauls public pension fund with new law

    trueAn overhaul of Puerto Rico's cash-strapped public pension fund was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.

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  10. Itau Asset Management's institutional chief departs

    trueRoberto Nishikawa, global head of institutional clients and business development at Itau Asset Management, left the firm.

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  11. Brazil pensions must diversify globally

    trueAs the world's sixth largest economy with a sizable portion of its workforce moving to the middle class from lower-wage, lower-skilled positions, Brazil is in a position to learn from generations of pension evolution in other parts of the world.

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  12. MetLife pays $2 billion for Chile pension manager

    trueMetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer, agreed to buy Chilean pension manager AFP Provida from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria in a deal valued at about $2 billion to add fee income in Latin America.

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  13. Pioneer Investments picks head of Western Europe and Latin America

    trueJon Bailie was named head of Western Europe and Latin America at Pioneer Investments.

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