Younger Colombian AFP affiliates move into more age-appropriate investment vehicles, spurring equity demand

BlackRock's Diego Mora viewed the government's rule change with optimism, noting that AFP demand for internationally diversified products like ETFs will increase.

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Credicorp Capital to strengthen traditional brands and add new alternatives

Building on its own fund lineup and strengthening existing third-party traditional and alternatives relationships are Credicorp Capital's key objectives, says Felipe Sotomayor.

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Asset managers anxious as banking regulator is absorbed by Financial Market Commission

Given their strong dependence on the banking system, the Chilean asset management industry is on edge over future compliance requirements that the CMF may impose.

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Vision to create two funds in partnership with Altment

Vision's Arturo Alegria expressed his enthusiasm for the new funds, which will be offered across institutional sectors, including family offices.

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Renta4 to expand its offering of foreign funds and launch AGF

Renta4, a subsidiary of the Spanish bank of the same name, has begun to diversify its business model, adding fixed-income and high-net-worth services and a third-party fund platform to its equity-brokerage business.

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Ahead of launch, AFP UNO looks to build its investment teams

Chile's newest AFP, led by a group with ties to ex-AFP Cuprum general manager Ignacio Álvarez, will start operating in October 2019 and will be the default provider for workers entering the system in 2019-2021.

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Vanguard to fly solo in the Andes, end institutional relationship with Compass Group

At the end of March, the US sponsor handled about USD 3 billion from institutions such as AFPs, AGFs and insurance companies.

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Real-estate manager Asset AGF targets USD 500 million AUM via residential rental fund

This pioneer in the residential rental market, led by Felipe Swett, now finds itself in competition with other firms, such as Ameris, BTG Pactual, Credicorp Capital and Compass Group.

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Life insurers in legal battle to prevent client profits from being taxed

The Court of Appeals is analyzing the case. A decision against insurers could discourage people from using life insurance vehicles for savings, and push more clients to mutual funds.

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Asset-management moves: AFP-industry veteran steps out of executive role

April proved to be a busy month for executive changes, as shareholder meetings convened in Chile. Changes at Moneda, Credicorp and Planvital garnered the most attention.

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