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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Colombian AFPs boosted equity global positions in December

Purchases in the last month of the year were concentrated in US and European equity, for a total of USD 263 million and USD 108 million, respectively.

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Colombian AFPs bet heavily on US equities in January

Equity instruments, mostly funds specializing in the US and emerging markets, attracted most allocations, with USD 577 million.

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OECD recommends single compulsory pension scheme for Colombia

The Colombian pension association used the report to promote conversion of the pay-as-you-go state-run scheme to the AFPs and the creation of a state-run AFP.

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BlackRock led offshore product registration in Chile in 2021

"iShares ETFs give Chilean investors the means to build their portfolios in an effective and simple way," said BlackRock's Andrés De Goyeneche.

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Colombian AFPs’ romance with European equities continued in November

Pension managers turned to European equity products as the most attractive option, making purchases totaling USD 168 million in November.

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Colombian AFPs pursued European equity in October

Colombian AFPs reduced their exposure to emerging-market-equity products while increasing their positions in specialized instruments with European exposure.

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US equity ETFs attracted Colombian AFP investment in September

AFPs increased exposure to US equities, adding USD 338 million in the month. In contrast, they shed positions in Japanese and emerging-market-equity funds.

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Colombian AFPs stocked up on US Equity and EMD in August

Colombian AFPs channeled USD 150 million in new investments into specialized US equity products - mostly passive - in the month of August.

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JP Morgan adds to retail reach in Colombia with Skandia launch

Skandia's voluntary pension multi-fund is making JPM's Global Equity Portfolio available to members of its plan.

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