Colombian AFPs go yet longer on emerging-markets equities

The AFPs finished April with USD 17.8 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, almost all of which was in equities, after having yanked USD 597 million in the first quarter.

Younger Colombian AFP affiliates move into more age-appropriate investment vehicles, spurring equity demand

BlackRock's Diego Mora viewed the government's rule change with optimism, noting that AFP demand for internationally diversified products like ETFs will increase.

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Colombian AFPs went longer on emerging-markets equity in March

The AFPs yanked USD 61 million from cross-border funds and ETFs in March 2019, but shoveled USD 447 million into a single Vanguard ETF, raising the firm’s total Colombian AUM to USD 2.5 billion.

Colombian AFPs sold equity funds and ETFs in February, despite rally in global stocks

The AFPs finished February with USD 16.6 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, 95% of which was in equities. Many had adopted a wait-and-see posture, or were selling into rallies.

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Colombian AFPs turn away from USA and Europe, and toward emerging markets

Eemerging-markets-equity funds and ETFs continued to attract assets. Category favorite iShares MSCI Emerging Markets led inflows with USD 178 million coming into the fund.

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Colombian AFPs favor emerging-markets equities in choppy market

Led by iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, the emerging-markets-equity category attracted USD 140 million from AFPs in an otherwise poor December for cross-border firms.

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North American equity takes top position among Colombian AFPs

US equity displaced emerging markets as the top draw for the AFPs, with the region attracting USD 392 million in November, ending with USD 4.6 billion in AUM and a 27.8% share.

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Colombian AFPs dump North American equity as trade spat escalates

Total allocations from Colombian AFPs to offshore funds and ETFs slipped to USD 16.4 billion in October; 97% of that exposure is to equity.

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Colombian AFPs flee emerging markets and Europe while raising US exposure

The AFPs yanked USD 516 million from emerging markets equity in September, including a USD 533 million redemption from the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF.

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AFPs go long emerging markets; cool on Asia, Europe

Total allocations from Colombian AFPs to offshore funds and ETFs reached USD 19.2 billion in August.

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