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The Brazilian Regulator Must Approve The Purchase Of Non-Financial Entities By Brazilian Financial Institutions
On March 29, 2012, the Brazilian Monetary Council (Conselho Monetário Nacional – CMN) decided to amend the provisions of CMN Resolution No. 2723, of May 31, 2000 (CMN Res. 2723/2000), which sets forth detailed rules, conditions and procedures for installing dependencies abroad and for the direct or indirect equity interest in Brazil or abroad by financial institutions and other entities authorized to operate by the Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil – Bacen).
Brazil
2 Apr 2012
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Brazilian Private Equity Investment Funds - The Applicable Rules Change Again*
The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM) enacted CVM Instruction No. 501, of July 15, 2011 (CVM Instr. 501/2011), which amends CVM Instruction No. 406, of April 27, 2004 (CVM Instr. 406/2004), and CVM Instruction No. 460, of October 10, 2007 (CVM Instr. 460/2007), dealing, respectively, with Private Equity Investment Funds (Fundos de Investimento em Participações - FIP) that receive financial support from development entities (organismos de fomento
Brazil
19 Jul 2011
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The New Regulation Of The Autonomous Investment Agents' Activities in Brazil
On June 3, 2011, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários – CVM) issued CVM Instruction No. 497 (CVM Instr. 497/2011), which contains the new rules recently adopted to govern the autonomous investment agents’ (agentes autônomos de investimento) activities in Brazil, and will replace CVM Instruction No. 434, of June 22, 2006 (CVM Instr. 434/2006). These rules will come into force on January 1st, 2012.
Brazil
9 Jun 2011
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New Rules For The Portfolio Of The Brazilian Private Equity Investment Funds
FIPs are closed-end investment funds created with the purpose of acquiring shares, debentures, subscription bonuses and other securities convertible into or exchangeable for shares issued by publicly or privately held corporations (the target companies).
Brazil
13 May 2011
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Foreign Equity Investments In Microfinance Institutions In Brazil*
A Brazilian Microfinance Institution (MFI) must be set up as a Sociedade de Crédito ao Microempreendedor e à Empresa de Pequeno Porte (SCMEPP), a company governed by CMN Resolution nº 3.567, of May 29, 2008, issued by the Brazilian Monetary Council (Conselho Monetário Nacional - CMN), which is a legal entity subject to the authorization and supervision of the Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil - Bacen).
Brazil
12 May 2011
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An Update On Investing In Brazilian Exchange Traded Funds
Brazilian Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are equity investment funds structured as open-ended funds that track indices traded on the Brazilian Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA S.A. – Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros - BVMF).
Brazil
12 May 2011
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Investment Clubs In Brazil
On April 20, 2011, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - CVM) enacted CVM Instruction No. 494 (Instr. 494/2011), which amended and updated the existing regulation that governs the incorporation, administration, operation, information disclosure and distribution of units (cotas) of Brazilian Investment Clubs (Clubs) , and CVM Instruction No. 495, dealing specifically with the preparation and disclosure of financial statements by the Clubs.
Brazil
3 May 2011
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The First Non-Sponsored Brazilian Depositary Receipts - Level I - to be Traded in Brazil
On April 28, 2010, the Brazilian Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange (BM&FBOVESPA S.A – Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros – BVMF) announced that the first 10 Non-Sponsored Brazilian Depositary Receipts (BDRs) Level I, which represent stocks issued by foreign companies that are traded in Brazil, will be: Apple (click link below to read more)
Brazil
6 May 2010
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Brazil Releases Exchange Controls
On March 24, 2010, the Brazilian Monetary Council (Conselho Monetário Nacional – CMN) and the Central Bank of Brazil (Banco Central do Brasil – Bacen) adopted a series of measures to consolidate and simplify the normative acts and proceedings applicable to the international capitals and the exchange market regulations in our jurisdiction.
Brazil
29 Mar 2010
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Brazilian Pension Plans Can Now Guarantee Investments in Infrastructure Projects
The Brazilian Monetary Council (Conselho Monetário Nacional – CMN) decided to amend the rules applied to Brazilian Pension Plans to permit that they increase their exposure regarding investments in infrastructure projects.
Brazil
29 Mar 2010
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Recent Measures Adopted By The Brazilian Government Which Affect The Financial And Capital Markets
The purpose of this article is to present an overview of the recent measures adopted by the Brazilian Government which deal with the financial and capital markets and deserve to be highlighted to those individuals and legal entities interested in investing in Brazil.
Brazil
17 Feb 2010
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The Position Of The Brazilian Regulator About Carbon Credits
On July 21, 2009, the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("Comissão de Valores Mobiliários" – CVM) informed to the market that the Certified Emission Reductions, or CERs, also known as carbon credits, are not derivatives or assets to which investment funds are linked ("títulos de investimento coletivo"), and consequently shall not be treated as securities ("valores mobiliários") or regulated as such by CVM at least for the time being, and consequently are not subject to the requirement
Brazil
26 Nov 2009
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New Rules For Investments Of Brazilian Pension Plans
Brazilian Pension Plans are occupational pension plans, organized as closed entities, used to finance private pension benefits, structured in the form of pension funds and sponsored by corporations.
Brazil
2 Nov 2009
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The Exchange Traded Funds In Brazil
The Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), also known as tracker, is an example of a rapid success story in the international market.
Brazil
13 Oct 2009
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International Hedging in Brazil
By publishing Resolution CMN nº 3312, of August 31, 2005, the Brazilian Monetary Council (CMN) decided to increase the number of players in transactions known as international hedging, which is a security for commercial or financial rights and obligations subject to risks of variation, in the international market, of interest rates, foreign exchange parity or of commodities prices, carried out by financial institutions abroad or at international stock exchanges.
Brazil
21 Sep 2005
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The Newly Consolidated Brazilian Foreign Exchange Market
At a special session of March 4, 2005, the Brazilian Monetary Council approved Resolution Nº 3265 that simplifies the exchange rules theretofore in force and are part of the broader effort of economic reforms aimed at boosting the Brazilian economic production.
Brazil
6 May 2005
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New Regulation of Investment Funds in Brazil
The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") has finally edited the new general rules governing the formation, management, operation and disclosure of information of investment funds. Those rules apply also to funds of investment in quota funds ("Quota Funds"). This is governed by Instruction CVM nº 409, of August 18, 2004 (Instruction 409).
Brazil
 
14 Oct 2004
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Court Precedent Confirms That Brazilian Credit Card Management Companies Are Allowed To Charge Up To 12% Delinquent Interest A Year
Justice Cesar Asfor Rocha, of the 4th Panel of Judges of the Superior Court of Appeals (STJ), gave partial approval to appeal filed by the Brazilian credit card management company Fininvest S/A Negócios de Varejo (Fininvest) from the decision handed out by the Rio Grande do Sul Court State of Appeal
Brazil
16 Jun 2004
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Hybrid Fund May Attract US$ 500 Mil Worth Investments To Brazil
The Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) published Instruction CVM 406, dated April 27, 2004, which regulates a new investment fund. This is a hybrid fund combining private equity and debt. The rules have been designed specially to fit in the Bradesco-tailored investment fund (whose temporary name is Brazil Infrastructure Investment Fund - BIIF) whereby the Interamerican Development Bank (IADB) will investment US$ 500 million in Brazilian infrastructure projects this year.
Brazil
16 Jun 2004
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