BlackRock looks to individual segment as Andean pensions face reckoning

"We are watching closely what’s happening in the institutional market in Latin America," said Axel Christensen, director of investment strategy for Latin America at BlackRock.

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Stark realities ahead for AFP industry as establishment cedes ground in election

Following the results of the elections for the Constituent Convention, there seems to be a broad majority in favor of restoring full responsibility for pensions and social security to the state.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – June 2021

A total of nine products were added in the month from five different asset managers: Allianz, Baillie Gifford, Legal & General, Vontobel and State Street.

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Chilean AFPs retreat from cross-border funds in March

Allocations rose during the first quarter by USD 1.1 billion. That brought total assets under management for cross-border funds and ETFs to USD 89.7 billion, 67% of which was in equities.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – May 2021

BlackRock led with 11 ETFs of its iShares family, plus two mutual funds registered in the month, Allianz (5), AllianceBernstein (2), Wellington (2), Credit Suisse (1), Franklin Templeton (1), Invesco (1), Robeco (1) and Infravia Capital Partners (1) completed the list.

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Pension withdrawals: Andean AFPs still hold lion’s share of most managers’ Latin AUMs

Matías Eguiguren, a partner at Picton, recognized the damage done to pension fund positions since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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In turning aside challenge to third withdrawal, Constitutional Court puts AFP system at risk

Following the surprise ruling, the Constitutional Court can no longer be looked to as a free-market bulwark and protector of the "Chilean Model." 

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Chilean AFPs dip cautiously into cross-border products in February after 2020 raid by savers

The AFPs injected just USD 53.5 million into cross-border funds and ETFs during February. That brought total assets under management to USD 93.6 billion, 67% of which was in equities.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – April 2021

DWS led with 10 products registered in the month, while JP Morgan followed with eights ETFs. J Safra, Jupiter, and Invesco completed the list. Bridgepoint, Brookfield, Morgan Stanley and Trilantic joined the list with one alternative product each.

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Itaú AGF sees opportunities to manage savings withdrawn from AFPs

Among other things, a pioneering initiative between Itaú and Door Dash clone Rappi aims to make new, nimbler digital financial solutions more widely available in Chile.

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