SAO PAULO & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recent regulatory changes, overall market volatility, low growth of assets under management (AUM), and greater flexibility to invest abroad should keep Brazilian asset managers alert in the year ahead, says Fitch Ratings in a special report about the trends of the industry for 2016.
The deterioration of investor's expectations regarding the Brazilian economy will likely contribute to continued volatility over the short term. Consequently, Fitch expects 2016 to be a continuation of the very challenging environment for Brazilian asset managers.
In 2015, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) updated the Brazilian fund industry regulatory framework. A few changes were readily incorporated by the participants and have already changed the industry landscape in a meaningful way. However, other measures still generate uncertainties and are likely to lead to intense discussions during the adjustment period, which goes until June 30, 2016.
The report 'Brazil Asset Managers Face More Uncertainty and Changes in 2016,' published Dec. 17, 2015, and available at www.fitchratings.com.br and www.fitchratings.com, summarizes these developments, among others, that Fitch considers relevant for the Brazilian asset management industry in 2016. The Brazilian asset management industry maintained AUM of BRL2.9 trillion as reported by the Brazilian Association of Financial and Capital Markets (Anbima) in October 2015.
Brazil Asset Managers Face More Uncertainty and Changes in 2016