January 2016 - Bioscience Americas

January 2016

Pension and Hedge Funds Invest $450 Million in Colombia

Three Colombian pension funds, along with the Development Bank of Latin America and hedge fund Ashmore, will contribute 1.4 trillion pesos ($450 million) to road infrastructure via a new investment fund, they said on Tuesday. The group - including pension funds Porvenir, Colfondos and Proteccion - will finance seven road projects over a period of up to 25 years. "The expected profits are interesting, they are above TES (local peso-denominated bonds), which is the most important thing for the portfolio [...]

Colombia – The Jewel of South America

This article by Joan Moran appeared in the Huffington Post. In the months before I went to Colombia on tour, I was reading a book called Salt. Did you know that salt was the most precious commodity since almost the existence of mankind? Salt linked every city, every country, and every tribe for thousands of years before the birth of Christ and thousands of years after. Salt still carries the cache of being the most valued commodity in the world. So [...]