Costa Rica: Funds with assets abroad grow

Three diversified investment funds that invest their assets abroad had a big reception from individual investors.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Just four weeks after the Sama y CFS Asesores investment group launched three new options, the amount of investors increased more than four time and investments in euros went up from 2 to 53.

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Foreign Savings Increase 19% in Panama

January 2012

Authorities state that foreign agents are showing confidence in the rise of the Panamanian economy and its prospects.

Savings from foreign clients in the financial system in Panama increased by almost 19% last year compared to 2010. In November 2011, foreign deposits totaled $24,635,000,000, an increase of 18.78%, or $3,895,000 more than in November 2010, when it was $20,740,000,000 according to data from the Superintendency of Banks in Panama (SBP).

Costa Rican Investment Fund Market 2010

December 2010

Despite the international financial crisis, assets have grown by 8% in 2010 and the number of investors increased 10% to 33.432 customer accounts.

Among other options, stock funds won over many investors reappearing as an investment option with over 200 investors. Also open Growth Funds increased 12%, Megafunds with an 11% increase and Money Markets with 12%.

Less Investors, But More Active Ones

January 2010

In Costa Rica, investment funds grew 16% in 2009, in spite of losing almost 10% of their investors.

During the past financial crisis, the Costa Rican market turned out to be more stable than international markets, making it a relatively safer place for storing capital. Because of this, assets managed by investment funds grew to $2.48 billion.

Costa Rica: Long-term funds subject to new rules

May 2008

Measures oblige firms to have liquid assets ready to meet obligations.

Last week the General Securities Office approved a change in articles 34, 61 and 67 of its general rules relating to administrative companies and investment funds.
The goal is to create better management of the maturity dates of assets held by the long-term open funds.

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