LarrainVial beefs up US Offshore operation

The hiring of a veteran Miami-based executive will strengthen the offerings of Aegon, Brown Advisory and Pinebridge Investments in the offshore wealth segment.

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AFPs: Wave of reforms sweeps Chile and Peru

Along with approving the withdrawal of funds to fend off economic hardships caused by the pandemic, deep reforms are being discussed in both countries.

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Wealthy likely to move AFP money to tax-deferrable local investments

To avoid a tax hit, higher earners may shift their redemptions to local mutual funds using the voluntary retirement framework.

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Chilean alternatives firm raises USD 1.1B from HNW, institutional sectors

Frontal Trust's original focus was on real estate, but in the last five years the firm developed expertise in private debt, private equity and infrastructure, said GM Carmen Vicuña.

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Proprietary and third-party funds fuel Ameris’s rise in Andean institutional circles

Since 2019, the firm has raised USD 1 billion for third parties, while its local alternatives launches have garnered USD 1.5 billion.

Chilean Congress floats measure to allow an additional 10% emergency withdrawal

If the measure were to pass and another round of redemptions was allowed, AFP AUMs could fall by as much as USD 34 billion.

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CCR defines special procedure for gold securities

The rating commission laid out the conditions for approval, relating to the manager’s experience, quality of the custodian, and the fund size.

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AFPs on alert as Peru ponders creation of unemployment-insurance pool

The new measure opens the possibility of a private managers of a new pot of money, similar to the Chilean model.

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Bill in Colombia would shift USD 12 billion from AFPs to public system

The measure seeks to lure wealthy AFP affiliates to the public system by subsidizing a more attractive pension payout, says Asofondos's Jorge Llano Salamanca.

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BlackRock sees AFPs increasing their use of fixed-income ETFs

Fixed-income ETF trading volume spiked by a factor of four or five during the onset of the pandemic, said Benjamín Souza, director and fixed income strategist for Latin America at BlackRock.

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