CCR lowers bar for alternatives managers seeking approval

Alternatives managers no longer need to show a USD 5 billion allocation in a specific asset class in order to gain CCR approval to sell to AFPs.

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Picton closes the year with a recognition and regional presence

Picton has signed mandates with firms like KKR, TPG, Ares, American Securities, Hamilton Lane, EQT, Permira and Apollo, among others.

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Peruvian real-estate providers pounce on Chilean market

The situation of the real estate market in Chile could make Peruvian products attractive, especially for high-net-worth investors, said Jenny Esaine, partner of AC Capitales.

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Social crisis brings uncertainty to Chilean real-estate fund segment

While exchange-traded instruments of this type suffered a drastic collapse in pricing, a proposed additional tax would severely damage future demand.

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Court case in Chile could allow AFP affiliates to take early withdrawals from pension accounts

The courts will soon rule on a test case that may allow Chilean AFP affiliates to withdraw their savings before retirement.

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BTG Pactual locks up regional distribution deal with T. Rowe Price, hires new sales head

The Chilean subsidiary of the giant Brazilian group already has distribution agreements with the firms Evli, Reliance Singapore, Solar Capital Partners, Audax, Mobius Capital and Krane Funds.

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Gold ETFs may be OK’d by AFP regulator, a boon to State Street, BlackRock, Van Eck and Invesco

Gold ETFs will likely be approved for Chilean AFP investment in the first half of 2020, said pension superintendent Osvaldo Macías.

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Third-party distributor Unicorn SP looks to add fourth manager before 2020

Unicorn currently works with Vontobel for US Offshore and Latam intermediary clients, BNY Mellon for US Offshore and Muzinich in Latin American retail and institutional markets, said David Ayastuy, founder,

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Excel Capital plans to launch four funds in the next six months

Although distribution of foreign firms is their core business, they are also strengthening their AGF.

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Colombian AFP association adds voice to coming 2020 reform package

Jorge Llano Salamanca of private pension association Asofondos, argues that Colombia is hampered by problems in the public pension sector, which he views as unsustainable.

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