Peruvians can use service sector to make voluntary AFP contributions

Giovanna Prialé, president of the AFP Association, noted that total voluntary AFP contributions had increased from USD 120 million in 2015 to USD 570 million in November 2018.

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Investa to launch independent asset-management unit in 2019

One of the founders of the new asset management firm is Luis Aliste, ex director of investments for Santander Asset Mgt., The firm will focus intensively on private debt markets.

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Andres Karmelic to take CEO helm at Sura AGF

The new CEO was serving most recently as the deputy manager of fixed-income and had previously held positions at ING Chile, which was acquired by Sura.

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Ex-Security bigs launch AGF and third-party-fund distributor

The new firm, known as Singular, will distribute OakTree funds and launch two new ETFs. Luis Fernando Pérez, former head of distribution at Inversiones Security, is among the partners.

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AFP reform measures advance in Chilean legislature

There was movement on several fronts, including boosted contributions, the solidarity pillar, self-employed contributions and increased greater competition.

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Fee shakeup: Peru’s AFP Integra moves to 0% front-end load model

AFP Integra of Sura Group proposed charging only a management fee of 0.82%, while its competitors continue to charge front-end loads.

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CFA Society sees investment in alternatives deepening the capital market

The Chilean society of CFA charterholders has 136 active members and more than 350 current candidates, according to Pamela Auszenker, a society member and head of equity research at Bci Corredora de Bolsa.

LarrainVial analyzes Oppenheimer funds after merger announcement with Invesco

LarrainVial is eyeing opportunities to add to Invesco's asset-gathering success. In Chile alone, it has helped the manager raise USD 2.5 billion from AFP pension managers.

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Pension Reform: AFPs, AGFs and insurers will battle for new pension flows

In a break for global managers, under President Sebastián Piñera's proposal, AFPs, AGFs and others would compete for the 40% increase in per-worker contributions to the retirement system.

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AFPs and insurers expecting changes to Peru’s 95.5% law

Giovanna Prialé, president of the AFP Association, said allowing workers to withdraw 95.5% of their savings at retirement has disrupted the objectives of the pension system.

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