Index sophistication on the rise in Latin America

Despite recent outflows from locally listed exchange-traded funds and a flight to US equities, investors in Latin America can soon expect to see local dividend indexes, hot on the heels of the region's first environmental ETF. By Hannah Collins

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While investor appetite in Latin America remains healthy, the region has not been immune from the wider economic challenges that have afflicted the rest of the world. In August 2012, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed there saw net outflows of $57 million, contributing to outflows of just over $1.2 million - a 3.7% decrease in assets - since the beginning of this year, according to figures from ETFGI, a London-based exchange-traded products (ETPs) research provider.

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