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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Colombian AFPs wade back into funds amid trade uncertainty

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

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Colombia’s Davivienda hires Itaú selector to run its international investment area

Corredores Davivienda, a Colombian brokerage firm, has hired ex-Itaú senior fixed-income fund selector Lucas Toro Duque as its head of international investments.

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Colombian AFPs favor North America, emerging markets amid trade tensions

Total allocations to offshore funds and ETFs rose USD 109 million to end the month with USD 20 billion under management.

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Trade rhetoric inspired Colombian AFPs to keep assets closer to home in April

Colombian AFPs showed a preference for North American and Latin American equity in April, while scaling back their positions in emerging-market equities, as escalating US trade rhetoric encouraged the AFPs to invest domestically.

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