Key Trends in Latin American Hedge Funds

The onset of the pandemic in early 2020 had a severe socio-economic impact on Latin America, with GDP declining by 6.8% in 2020 as governments implemented social distancing and other mitigation measures to reduce the spread of the virus. AuM of Latin American hedge funds were severely impacted, falling by $8.6bn in Q1 2020 as riskaverse investors sought to preserve their capital. Governments in the region reacted swiftly, targeting fiscal policy action to protect the most vulnerable groups and working in tandem with central banks to ease monetary conditions to support economic activity.

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