International real estate gets boost from Chilean AFP regulator

Pension superintendent Osvaldo Macías said changes are coming to put international REITs on an equal playing field with their Chile-oriented brethren.

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Newest pension manager – Uno AFP – launches in Chile

UNO AFP expects to receive more than 350,000 workers in its first year of operation and hit USD 30 million in monthly inflows.

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Ex-Principal Chile execs build USD 80 million book advising affluent clients

Value Advice's Rodrigo González says the firm targets affluent investors that are not receiving the level of service they deserve.

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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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Providers of real-estate and infrastructure alternatives sense opportunity in Chile

Since real-estate and infrastructure alternatives are considered fixed income, these products compare more favorably to other long-term local bonds already in AFP portfolios, say local distributors.

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Felipe Cárcamo leaves fund-distribution role at BTG to join Excel Capital

Cárcamo's mission will be to expand on Excel Capital's efforts to reach institutional clients, both in the area of traditional mutual funds as well as in alternatives.

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Chilean labor-committee amendment would force AFPs to eat cross-border-fund fees

AFPs and cross-border managers are clinging to hopes that the amendment will be expunged or reversed before the final pension-reform bill goes to a vote in the Congress.

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BlackRock’s alternatives group brings solutions-based approach to Latam market

With USD 184 billion in alternatives AUM, BlackRock aims to bring a local focus to alternatives offerings in Latin America, positioning itself as a provider of solutions for a growing number of clients, says New York-based Roque Calleja.

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Colombian AFPs shifting ETF exposure to UCITS

BlackRock's Diego Mora confirmed that the AFPs are moving to these vehicles because of their tax efficiency and a host of other characteristics.

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