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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Chilean market approves of investment limits on alternatives

The more aggressive multifunds will eventually be able to allocate up to 15% of their assets to alternatives; however, initially the Central Bank is allowing a maximum of 10% in the type A fund.

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Chilean AFP flows to Europe and Asia topped USD 1 billion in September

Chilean AFP assets in cross-border funds and ETFs reached USD 71.8 billion at the close of 3Q 2017. Henderson, Allianz, UBS and Investec products enjoyed high levels of inflows for the month.

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EuroAmerica and MSCI partner on Chilean small-cap ETF

Amid a run-up in equity valuations, the two firms are trying to respond to higher levels of investor interest in local exposure.

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Principal to buy MetLife’s Mexican pension operation

Principal's Roberto Walker said the acquisition strengthens the firm's commitment to Mexico’s pension system. The merged Afore would have close to USD 13 billion in AUMs.

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UBS-PwC report: more billionaires in Asia than in US

"Networks are of increasing importance to billionaires," said UBS's John Mathews. "Based on the insights we have gathered over the years, we are able to offer them customized platforms to tap into."

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – October 2017

While First Trust led with four ETFs registered in the month, while AllianceBernstein, Axa, LarrainVial and Credicorp Capital also won approval for funds of their own.

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Fidelity: Persistent approach post-crisis has benefited 401(k) investors

Fidelity Investments' “Ten Years Later” report concludes that investors who managed to stay the course have enjoyed better results, says Ken Hevert, senior VP of retirement.

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GAM funds prove irresistible to Andean institutions in 2017

Vivian Borzutzky, who oversees distribution of GAM products in the Andean institutional market, notes that both niche and traditional products have propelled the brand's growth in 2017.

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LarrainVial strengthens operations in United States

Juan Andrés Pinilla’s main task will be to market LV products to private banks, family offices and institutions managing offshore assets of mostly Latam clients. He will be based in Miami.

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