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Prudential to Raise $500M for Mexico Investment Fund

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mexican flagIn the past, Mexican pension funds have not been allowed to be used for real estate investing but a recent banking regulatory change has opened a new market segment that Prudential Financial plans to meet head on, announcing they will raise $500 million from local pension funds by the first quarter of 2010 for investing in industrial buildings.

Prudential’s research director for Latin America, Paulo Gomes told Reuters that “the investment objective is industrial buildings, light manufacturing, distribution centers.”

Mexico’s private pension fund industry, manages the equivalent of $85 billion in retirement savings. American agents have been reaching out to the Latin America market through sites like Viva Real and success of the wallets of Mexico ultimately means more investment in Mexico and second homes as well as commercial investment of returns into America.

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Brian Requarth

    November 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

    With the growing baby boomer community looking for a less expensive place to retire, I believe we will see a lot of people moving to Mexico. Thanks for the mention.

  2. Bobby

    November 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Could be. San Miguel de Allende has become a popular haven for American retirees looking to save money while still retaining a comfortable lifestyle.

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