Habitat swarms Colombia with acquisition of Colfondos

The Chilean pension giant, which also has a small operation in Peru, is buying the USD 11.5 billion Colombian AFP from Scotiabank and Mercantil Colpatria.

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Colombian AFPs dive back into equities in June

The AFPs finished June with USD 17.2 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, almost all of which was in equity-oriented products.

Colombian AFPs post broad retreat from global equities

Colombian AFPs pulled away from cross-border funds and ETFs in May, yanking USD 1.2 billion mostly from equity funds as global markets reeled amid trade tensions.

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Colombian AFPs shifting ETF exposure to UCITS

BlackRock's Diego Mora confirmed that the AFPs are moving to these vehicles because of their tax efficiency and a host of other characteristics.

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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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