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Seligson’s Tropico fund pulls in record 39 percent return as Brazilian pension reform approaches final stages

Whilst the pension reform expected to be passed in Brazil is the main pull factor in the market, the possible failure of the same reform is also the biggest single risk for investors in the country, says Seligson Asset Management Fund Manager.  

"Bolsonaro (Brazilian president) was considered one of the most market-friendly candidates, and his election boosted market optimism. So, when the markets woke up to the positive development, the local exchange reflected this in a very positive way," Seligson Asset Management Fund Manager Jonathan Aalto | Photo: Adriano Machado/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix/REUTERS / X02151

Finland's Seligson Asset Management looks forward to knowing the outcome of Brazil's planned pension reform, which is expected to save the federal government more than EUR 194bn over the next decade.

Seligson's Tropico Fund, 90 percent of which is allocated to the Brazil Stock Exchange, yielded a strong return of 39 percent from end of September 2018 to October 1, 2019, measured in EUR. The benchmark (MSCI EM Latin America) has in the same period yielded a return of 12.6 percent and has 63 percent of its exposure to Brazil.

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