Investment funds summit to study impact of US sub-prime crisis

The Ibero-American Investment Funds Federation (Fiafin) is meeting in Costa Rica on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Some 160 members from 13 nations are expected to attend.

Monday, June 9, 2008


Fiafin aims to make investment funds more attractive to the investing public. The meeting aims to study issues such as innovations in collective products, as well as the impact that the US sub-prime crisis will have on the funds industry in Latin America

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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.

Costa Rica: Funds with assets abroad grow

August 2008

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

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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