The investment landscape in El Salvador has witnessed a remarkable surge, as the country’s investment funds amassed a total heritage of $550 million, showcasing a robust year-over-year growth of 72.81% until October.
The Bolsa de Valores de El Salvador (BVES), the nation’s stock exchange, reported that fund management companies achieved this milestone in managing assets. These companies, including Atlántida Capital, S.A., SGB Fondos de Inversión, Gestora Banagrícola, and Hencorp, play a pivotal role in deploying the capital contributed by participants across various securities forming the investment portfolio.
As outlined in the latest Monthly Securities Bulletin from the Superintendencia del Sistema Financiero (SSF), the BVES disclosed that investment funds, both open and closed, exhibited a substantial year-over-year growth of 72.81%, translating to an increment of $342.47 million compared to the same period last year. This surge catapulted the total assets under management to $812.85 million, underscoring investors’ confidence in the national stock market’s regulations and opportunities.
The Salvadoran market currently boasts four fund management companies overseeing a total of 10 investment funds, with seven being open for investors to enter and exit at their discretion and three being closed.
Growth Across the Entire Stock Market
The broader stock market demonstrated an impressive performance, recording 5,669 transactions totaling $2,918.4 million until August. This marks a substantial 71.3% increase compared to the same period in 2022. August alone witnessed 785 transactions, amounting to $450.4 million.
Specifically, the primary market, where direct investments are made, constituted 32.1% of the BVES transactions, emphasizing the diversification and vibrancy of investment opportunities within the national market.
In conclusion, El Salvador’s investment funds’ soaring heritage and the dynamic performance of the stock market affirm the attractiveness and stability of the nation’s investment landscape, showcasing the growing confidence of both domestic and international investors. As the year progresses, stakeholders eagerly anticipate further developments and opportunities in the flourishing Salvadoran financial market.