Afores inch closer to investment in mutual funds

President of pension regulator Consar, Abraham Vela Dib, told Fund Pro Latin America that its risk committee has approved rules for Afore investment in mutual funds, with publication in the government's Official Gazette imminent.

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Afore association appoints ex-CNBV president as new head

Bernardo González Rosas arrives at Amafore after being president of the National Banking and Securities Commission for most of 2018. He replaces Carlos Noriega Curtis.

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Mexico names new heads of securities and pensions commissions

While US-educated heads assumed their roles at the CNBV and Consar, Afore-friendly Carlos Noriega Curtis has joined the government in the finance ministry.

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Mercer: Viability of corporate pensions requires reinstating 100% deductibility to plan sponsors

Reduction of deductibility from 100% to 53% as part of the 2014 Fiscal Reform paralyzed Mexico's private-pension fund industry, said Mercer Mexico's Ivette Maya.

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Banorte sees BlackRock as source for positive change

Banorte's Alejandro Aguilar Ceballos, considers BlackRock’s arrival to the Mexican retail market as an opportunity for the industry to maintain its growth rate: "It will make us all go into training to be able to compete."

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Global managers dealt series of body blows in Mexico

Cross-border firms lost nearly USD 500 million in allocations when BlackRock took over Banamex's fund unit. Meanwhile, a large Afore is close to unwinding two global mandates as regulators delay implementation of fund rules.

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GBM is link between six international managers and Mexican Afores

When Afore investment in mutual funds is finally permitted, "the dynamics of this market will increase significantly," Louis Viramontes, vice president of international sales at GBM, told Fund Pro Latin America.

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Transamerica’s Mexican unit builds out product platform

Akaan Transamerica wants to take on the big players in the Mexican market, not only in wealth management, but also fund management, brokerage and insurance.

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Actinver adds another third-party manager, naming subadvisor to global multi-asset fund

Actinver signed an advisory agreement with Canadian manager Fiera Capital to reinforce the operation of its USD 174 million DINAMO fund, as it conducts a manager search for a fund focusing on cyber security.

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Vanguard to enter mutual-fund market in Mexico

While ETFs will still be its main offering, Vanguard Investments Mexico is ready to take on the mutual fund business in the country through subadvisory and directly with the Afores as soon as regulations allow.

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