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Institutional investors have increasingly identified socially responsible investing, such as environmentally friendly initiatives, as a priority. // Image: pxfuel.com.

What’s the Future of ESG Investing in Latin America?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on the future of environmental, social and governance, or ESG, investing in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dominik Rohe, Roland Potts, Ravika Rameshwar, Andrea Bonime-Blanc, Ivonne Cuello, Cate Ambrose

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Brazil’s central bank has approved new “open banking” rules that will allow banks to share consumers’ data with each other, among other measures. // File Photo: Empresa Brasil de Comunicação.

Will New Rules Improve Banking for Brazilians?

A Financial Services Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ takes on new open banking rules in Brazil and what it means for the sector.

Candido Botelho Bracher, Ione Amorim, Peter Baumgaertner, Paul Bond, Leandro Vilain, Pedro Carvalho

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Protesters in Chile have long aired grievances over the country’s pension system. President Sebastián Piñera proposed reforms earlier this year, and now a group of senators wants to nationalize the system. // File Photo: CONSTRAMET.

Should Chile’s Pension System Be Nationalized?

Should Chile’s pension system be nationalized, and how would such a move affect current and future retirees?

Fernando Larraín, Olivia Mitchell, Sergio Urzua, Alfonso de Urresti, Kathleen Barclay, Peter Winn

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Panama, whose capital is pictured above, was returned last month to the Financial Action Task Force’s “Gray List.” // File Photo: Matthew Straubmuller via Creative Commons.

Why Is Panama Back on the FATF’s ‘Gray List’?

Why has Panama been placed back on the FATF’s gray list, and what does it mean for its economy?

Carlos Berguido, Richard Fogarty, Larry Iwanski, José Montaño, Marco Gandásegui Jr., Matías Mora

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Will Argentina’s Banking Sector See Higher Profits?

Argentina’s Banco Macro in May approved a plan to sell 74 million shares in order to raise enough capital to buy Banco Patagonia, which has a market value of approximately $1.97 billion, and which Banco do Brasil currently owns. To what extent is the development indicative of a trend of consolidation in Argentina’s banking sector?

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Will Cuba Mean Opportunity or Risk for US Banks?

What are the main challenges US banks must overcome in order to do business in Cuba?

Peter Hakim, Boris Kozolchyk, José Manuel Palli

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How Could US Financial Reform Affect Money Transfer Companies?

A draft version of the Restoring American Financial Stability Act contains an amendment that would directly impact the money transfer industry. How would the bill in its current form affect remittance providers?

Manuel Orozco, Annette LoVoi, Paul Dwyer, Tom Haider

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