Swiss Advisors downplays delisting of absolute-return fund

While GAM's Multibond Absolute Return Bond Plus fund was delisted at the request of its manager, it still has has two additional total-return funds among the 20 registered with the CCR.

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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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State Street Global Advisors cross-lists 29 additional ETFs in Mexico

“Having cross-listed the first SPDR ETFs on the BMV in 2006, the Mexican market has remained a strategic priority for over a decade," said Kathryn Sweeney, head of SPDR Americas institutional sales.

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BlackRock presents its USD 160 billion alternatives platform to Latam market

During a visit in Santiago, Manuel Gutierrez-Mellado, alternative product strategist at BlackRock, noted that Latam institutionals have a global bias when investing in private capital and credit, and a local bias for infrastructure.

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Menu of voluntary-retirement products likely to expand with derivatives ruling

Before the easing of rules by Chile's Financial Market Commission, fund managers (AGFs) had been unable to launch a retirement-share-class for any fund whose investment policy allowed the use of derivatives for speculative purposes.

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AFPs blaze broad retreat in August; add to Asia, North America exposure

North American equities were the top draw once again in August. The AFPs moved USD 594 million into the category during the month, bringing total AUM to USD 7.8 billion for a 9.7% market share.

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Exposure to sustainable investment rises with affluence levels, says UBS

Among the ultra-rich, 40% invest sustainably, compared to 8% of investors with USD 1 million to USD 2 million of investable assets, noted Paula Polito, global client strategy officer, UBS Global Wealth Management.

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Brazilians shrug off market volatility, boost fund investments

Despite market turbulence, the Brazilian investment fund industry ended the month with net inflows of BRL 12.7 billion (USD 3.1 billion), with year-to-date inflows coming in at BRL 61 billion.

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Mirae launches Brazil’s first fixed-income ETF

According to Mirae’s director of investments in Brazil, Andre Pimentel, the idea is to offer a product with more liquidity, given the difficulty of operate fixed income ETF in secondary market.

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BlackRock takes control of Citibanamex’s asset-management unit

Armando Senra, head of the Latin America & Iberia region for BlackRock, termed the transaction "transformative for BlackRock and the asset management industry in Mexico and the region."

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