Chilean AFPs favor emerging-markets debt despite equity gains

While Asian, European and Japanese equity funds suffered outflows, emerging-markets-bond funds bagged USD 485 million. Ashmore Emerging Markets Short Duration was the big winner.

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Chilean AFPs barrel into equity despite index losses

The AFPs finished 2018 with USD 71.9 billion invested in cross-border funds, 71% of which was in equities. Net outflows reached USD 1.7 billion in the fourth quarter due to the bloodbath in fixed-income funds.

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Sura retail offering to include locally listed JPM UCITS

The deal was made possible by JPM's listing of 29 Lux-domiciled funds on the Chilean Stock Exchange, which grants the products public-offering status

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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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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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CCR Monthly Approval Report – December 2018

Products from BNP Paribas, Lyxor, Fidelity, Amundi and Man won approval, as did Avenue Capital Group to offer its alternative products.

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Chilean AFPs flee fixed income in November selloff 

Emerging market bond funds took the biggest hit in November, with pension managers withdrawing USD 565 million from the category.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – November 2018

Invesco, iShares, Vontobel, Allianz, LarrainVial, Macquaire, Nomura, Acadian, Amundi, Blackstone, Fortress and Permira were the fund sponsors gaining approval for new products.

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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.