AFPs step up exposure to North America, Asia as investors look past trade concerns

Chilean AFP pension managers injected USD 2 billion of assets into cross-border funds and ETFs in July, stepping up exposure to North American and Asian equity, as well as high-yield and emerging-markets bonds.

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Colombian AFPs head for exits amid trade uncertainty

Total allocations from Colombian AFPs to offshore funds and ETFs reached USD 18.4 billion in June. Emerging-markets equity led allocations, followed by North American equity and European equity.

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AFPs step back from Europe, Asia and Latin America amid trade tiffs

Chilean AFP pension managers pulled USD 1.3 billion of assets from cross-border funds and ETFs in June, backing away from European, Latin American and Asian equities.

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Colombian AFPs favor North America, emerging markets amid trade tensions

Total allocations to offshore funds and ETFs rose USD 109 million to end the month with USD 20 billion under management.

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Trade rhetoric inspired Colombian AFPs to keep assets closer to home in April

Colombian AFPs showed a preference for North American and Latin American equity in April, while scaling back their positions in emerging-market equities, as escalating US trade rhetoric encouraged the AFPs to invest domestically.

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Developed-market equities lose luster for Chilean AFPs in May

Chilean AFPs pulled USD 125 million of assets from offshore funds and ETFs in May, cooling on European, Japanese and North American equities as trade concerns plagued markets. Asian and Latin American equities continued to attract flows, however.

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Colombian AFPs turned to North American and Japanese equity in March

iShares Core S&P 500 and the iShares MSCI Japan added a combined USD 510 million for the month, as overall system AUM in cross-border funds and ETFs neared USD 20 billion.

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Asian, Latin American equity attract Chilean AFP assets amid signs of slower global growth

Chilean AFPs increased their exposure once again to Asian equity, investing USD 716 million in April for USD 23.4 billion in total allocations to the asset class and a 28% market share. Investec cleaned up in this category as well as in Latin America.

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Chilean AFPs retreat from US and Japan, while pumping assets into Latam and Asia

Chilean AFPs poured USD 1 billion into Asian and Latin American equity in March, as fears of a global trade war rocked markets. T. Rowe Price's Anh Lu is optimistic that 2018 will be a good year for Asia equity, buoyed by market reforms in China,

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Colombian AFPs raise exposure to North American equity amid volatility

Colombian AFPs raised their exposure to cross-border funds end ETFs by USD 186 million in February for USD 20.3 billion under management, plunging into North American equity even as volatility rocked US equity markets.

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