Edición 58, Finance

Savings in Mexico

By: Roberto Cano,
ITAM alumni

A frequently asked question is why the vast majority of individuals who have access to the Mexican financial system channel their savings to instruments or short-term vehicles that offer low yield savings options in the long term. Even though the habit of saving money exists, they do not opt for vehicles that allow them to achieve better medium or long-term goals. (leer más…)

Edición 58, Finance

Regulation of Financial Derivatives Markets

By: Gerardo Weihmann,
Professor, ITAM

Introduction

The imperfections of financial markets, such as taxes, asymmetric information, the risk of bankruptcy, and transaction costs, reduce economic efficiency and thus impair the welfare of society as a whole. (leer más…)

Edición 58, Finance

Private Equity in Mexico

By: Emilio Afif,

ITAM

In recent years, private equity (PE) funds have grown exponentially. According to the Mexican Association of Private Capital (AMEXCAP, for its acronym in Spanish), by the end of 2015 there were more than 140 funds in Mexico, with cumulative capital commitments since the year 2000 of more than 29 billion dollars. The sector has doubled in the past seven years, but it is still incipient, as it represents less than 0.1% of GDP, below countries like Chile, Colombia and Peru. (leer más…)