Looking to generate differential yields over the benchmark through active management, BBVA Bancomer announced in Mexico City on Tuesday that it has entered into an alliance with Pioneer Investments, an investment management company with over 85 years experience and a presence in 27 countries, for advisory services in their BBVANDQ international equity fund.
Yves Raymond, Stock Market fundamental analyst at Pioneer Investments, told Funds Society that taking a bottom-upprocess approach, they will recommend that BBVA Bancomer, keep between 30 and 40 shares in this fund, with a maximum concentration of 20% per sharebut looking for a differential of 1% to 3% against their benchmark weight in the NASDAQ index. Raymond added that his preference for the technology sector is because valuations are below historical, making them “too cheap to pass up.” The management said they will establish weekly communication with the Mexican bank, which may be increased as necessary.
Meanwhile, Salvador Sandoval Tajonar, director of BBVA Bancomer Private Banking, stated during the breakfast presentation that they will continue analyzing alliances with leaders like Pioneer that “will allow us to bring the best product to supplement BBVA Bancomer’s supply. Bringing the world to Mexico.” While Pioneer’s Gustavo Lozano said they are very happy to provide these advisory services, the first since entering the Mexican market late last year.
As for the investment funds’ market in Mexico, Jaime Lazaro Ruiz, CEO for BBVA Bancomer Asset Management, said that it experienced positive development, achieving a growth of 6.88%, or 95 billion pesos so far this year, and reaching 1.5 trillion pesos (approximately US$115 billion) at the end of May. “The overall outlook at the end of this year 2013 is that the industry reaches our initial forecast with an increase of 10-12% in 2013."
BBVANDQ, which will be actively managed, offers diversification opportunities offering exposure to companies "that intensively use and produce technology in an environment in which it is increasingly in demand" and which have 40% of their income outside the U.S. allowing access from Mexico to the growth which is being experienced in emerging markets, which offers Mexican investors high efficiency on tax matters.