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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HMC to boost its profile in the real-estate sector

In alliance with leading real-estate companies, the firm plans the first-half launch of a novel mezzanine-type fund in Chile.

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Chilean AFPs funneled USD 783 million to cross-border funds and ETFs in March

The AFPs finished the month with USD 81.3 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, 70.5% of which was in equities, as they sought better returns.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – March 2019

iShares led with ten ETFs registered, while Franklin Templeton, AllianceBernstein and Baillie Gifford won approval for their mutual fund products. The CCR also approved five alternatives products from BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, Oak Hill, Portfolio Advisors, and Tikehau Capital.

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After showing resilience in a tough 2018, Chilean funds could add 10% in AUM in 2019

The general manager of the Chilean Mutual Fund Association, Mónica Cavallini, shared her opinion about pension reform, individual retirement accounts and other market challenges.

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Seventh pension manager – AFP Uno – enters Chilean market

AFP Uno is the brainchild of Mario Ignacio Álvarez Avendaño, the former chief executive of AFP Cuprum, which since 2013 has been owned by Principal Financial.

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AFPs are third in line for independent-worker contributions

The staggered implementation, progressivity and varied purposing of independent workers’ contributions will cut into the planned inflows of AFP pension managers, notes AFP Association president Andrés Santa Cruz.

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AFPs favor Asian equity and emerging-markets debt as markets recover

AFPs injected USD 760 million into emerging-markets bonds and USD 743 million into Asian equity in February, as total cross-border allocations passed the USD 80 billion mark.

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Insurers look carefully at possible entry into pension business

In an interview with Fund Pro Latin America, Jorge Claude highlighted the qualities of the annuity product for execution of pension payments.

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