Latin American markets offer mixed opportunities for hedge funds

As Latin America's regulators open up their economies to hedge funds, institutional investors, mainly pension funds and high net worth individuals, are eyeing the opportunities offered by US and European funds. Jamie Wynn-Williams reports


The countries of Latin America, previously seen as economic basket cases, have collectively and individually shrugged off this image. For the past few years they have displayed impressive economic growth coupled with low inflation.

With the economic prosperity has come interest from local institutions and corporates in hedge fund investments. Regulation for this market is patchy across the continent. Most countries see the Chilean model as the one to use when planning legislation on this issue.

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