Colombian AFPs boosted investment in US equities in September

Overall, Colombian AFPs were holding USD 23.2 billion invested in international funds and ETFs at the end of September, down 10% from the previous month.

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Colombian AFPs continued to reduce their international exposure in August

The largest redemptions were focused on European-equity funds for a total of USD 136 million and emerging-debt funds for USD 36 million.

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Amid falling peso, Colombian AFPs scurried to US money-market funds in July

The AFPs cut USD 460 million from their positions in equity and USD 171 million from fixed income while increasing their investments in money-market by USD 412 million.

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Pension reform in Colombia could arrive in 2023 with focus on coverage

Just 1 in 4 older Colombians has the means to retire, and just 40% of active citizens make contributions, says consultant Andrés Felipe Izquierdo Aguiar.

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In May, sector ETFs attracted investments from Colombian AFPs

Pension funds turned to equity products specializing in the health, consumer and tech sectors, which received subscriptions for USD 115 million.

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Colombian AFPs increased positions in international equities in June

AFPs allocated USD 126 million to international equity and USD 40 million to cross-border fixed-income, while redeeming USD 343 million from money-market products.

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Pension reform in Colombia: definition time gets closer

The results of this first round of elections (Gustavo Petro 40% and Rodolfo Hernández 28%) guarantee a lively discussion on pension reform before the runoff election on June 19.

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Cross-border equity funds raised USD 331 million from Colombian AFPs in April

Pension funds invested USD 331 million in equity products during April, of which USD 313 million was invested in US equity funds.

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Colombian AFPs restructure their positions, turning to international fixed income in March

Pension funds moved into fixed income during March, investing USD 170 million, mostly into emerging-markets debt funds. On the other hand, their redemptions of equity products totaled USD 139 million.

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Colombian closed-end funds given OK to issue bonds

Until now only private-equity funds have been allowed to issue bonds. Leveraging is also a new possibility for closed-end vehicles.

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