Colombian fund industry seeks to raise profile as investor demand heats up

Efforts to align funds according to investment strategy, educate the public and provide better outreach are underway has AUMs climbed more than 20% in 2017, says Marcela Arias of Asofiduciarias.

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New real-estate fund regs permit hiring of third-party managers

Marcela Arias of the Colombian mutual fund association, Asofiduciarias, is optimistic about a boom in REIT activity beginning as early as the second half of 2018.

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Colombian AFPs raise exposure to North American equity amid volatility

Colombian AFPs raised their exposure to cross-border funds end ETFs by USD 186 million in February for USD 20.3 billion under management, plunging into North American equity even as volatility rocked US equity markets.

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Colombian AFPs began 2018 with a redemption bias in cross-border markets

Despite the outflows, strong returns led to an increase in allocations to cross-border products, which stood at USD 20.9 billion versus USD 19.7 billion at the end of 2017.

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Scotiabank property to take over Citi’s retail banking network in Colombia

Acquisition of Citi's 47 branches and 424 self-service access points across Colombia fits with Scotiabank's strategy to increase scale in Pacific Alliance economies of Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Peru," said the firm's Nacho Deschamps,

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Colombian AFPs favored emerging markets and Europe in 2017

Emerging-market equity ended up being Colombian AFPs’ biggest allocation target in 2017, ending the year with USD 5.8 billion in investments and a 29.5% market share.

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Boosted by AUM growth, JP Morgan to open Colombian office

Giacomo Grage, who until now has been working from JPM's Andean flagship in Santiago, will head the initiative in Bogota.

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Colombia redemptions spare few regions in November

The biggest outflows in November came from emerging markets equity and North America. Emerging markets had been on a roll, capturing assets for nine straight months.

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Colombian AFPs look to US and Latin America in October

The biggest inflows went to North America equity, with Colombian AFPs shifting USD 99 million into the funds after pulling money out the previous month.

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Europe and Latam gain as Colombian AFPs unwind US and Asian positions

Colombian AFPs moved USD 661 million into cross-border funds in September, with European funds from JP Morgan and Lyxor garnering large investments. Products in the Latam region also advanced.

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