ECONOMY | 16.04.2021
The MAPFRE unit offering financial investment solutions to boost savers’ returns has seen its business skyrocket since its creation at the end of 2017 and currently advises 12,000 clients. Five new offices are in the pipeline and the number of agents is set to double to 100.
The Seguro Multifondos Flex was presented in Peru at the Inversiones Globales: ¿Cómo generar rentabilidad en el 2021? seminar, where MAPFRE’s group chief investment officer José Luis Jiménez was a speaker. This new product, which combines life insurance with savings-investment insurance, expands the company’s offering, in that it comes with three options: conservative, moderate and aggressive. This initiative appears suitable for adaptation and rollout in other countries across the region.
EXPANSIÓN, Spain’s leading business daily, analyzes the MAPFRE ESG-based (environmental, social and governance) fund, which has registered an increase in assets under management (AUM) of 12 percent over the last 12 months. After three years of activity, this product, featuring a prudent profile, took in 23 million euros in new funds between January and April.
Luis García, MAPFRE’s Behavioral Fund manager, in an interview with EFE, explains the reasons why he has assigned nearly 10 percent of the portfolio to football team stocks “with good business models, high margins and low debt”, such as Borussia Dortmund, Ajax Amsterdam or Olympique Lyon. According to the manager, investing in football is a clear example “where the weight of psychology can be seen”.
Investing in private equity on the part of large insurance companies and pension funds is still something of a marginal subject in Spain, according to a Boston Consulting Group study. As part of the presentation, which was organized by the employers’ association Ascri, María Concepción Bravo, MAPFRE AM Fixed Income portfolio manager, highlights the necessity to “associate with and co-invest with good partners”.
Alberto Matellán, chief economist at MAPFRE Inversión, reviews the economic situation and the financial markets in an interview on Radio Intereconomía. The expert anticipates that the upcoming business earnings will confirm the buoyant tendency of 2021. He also recommends that individual investors allocate a part of their portfolio to savings in the context of a difficult macroeconomic situation such as the one we are facing.
During the pandemic, pensions emerged as one of the most important challenges facing society for the coming years. Against this backdrop, MAPFRE Economics has presented in Mexico the Sistemas de Pensiones en Perspectiva Global (A Global Perspective on Pension Systems) report, which analyzes the situation in 11 countries, and which shows that Spain faces high level pressure , mainly due to demographic evolution and the asset shortages in pension plans.