Chilean AFPs barrel into equity despite index losses

The AFPs finished 2018 with USD 71.9 billion invested in cross-border funds, 71% of which was in equities. Net outflows reached USD 1.7 billion in the fourth quarter due to the bloodbath in fixed-income funds.

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Afores inch closer to investment in mutual funds

President of pension regulator Consar, Abraham Vela Dib, told Fund Pro Latin America that its risk committee has approved rules for Afore investment in mutual funds, with publication in the government's Official Gazette imminent.

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Peruvians can use service sector to make voluntary AFP contributions

Giovanna Prialé, president of the AFP Association, noted that total voluntary AFP contributions had increased from USD 120 million in 2015 to USD 570 million in November 2018.

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Sura retail offering to include locally listed JPM UCITS

The deal was made possible by JPM's listing of 29 Lux-domiciled funds on the Chilean Stock Exchange, which grants the products public-offering status

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Investa to launch independent asset-management unit in 2019

One of the founders of the new asset management firm is Luis Aliste, ex director of investments for Santander Asset Mgt., The firm will focus intensively on private debt markets.

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Andres Karmelic to take CEO helm at Sura AGF

The new CEO was serving most recently as the deputy manager of fixed-income and had previously held positions at ING Chile, which was acquired by Sura.

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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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Afore association appoints ex-CNBV president as new head

Bernardo González Rosas arrives at Amafore after being president of the National Banking and Securities Commission for most of 2018. He replaces Carlos Noriega Curtis.

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Ex-Security bigs launch AGF and third-party-fund distributor

The new firm, known as Singular, will distribute OakTree funds and launch two new ETFs. Luis Fernando Pérez, former head of distribution at Inversiones Security, is among the partners.

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Natixis fills recently vacated sales post for Colombia, Peru and Panama

Natixis hired Bogotá-based BNP veteran Lucas Pérez, replacing sales manager Daniel Arias Kluge, who moved to Miami to join Pimco. Pérez reports to Jose Luis León.

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