CCR Monthly Approval Report – October 2019

Allianz, Berenberg Aktien, DoubleLine, iShares, Kotak and Zurich were the fund sponsors gaining approval for new products in the month of October.

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Court case in Chile could allow AFP affiliates to take early withdrawals from pension accounts

The courts will soon rule on a test case that may allow Chilean AFP affiliates to withdraw their savings before retirement.

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Colombian AFPs rushed back to money markets in September

The AFPs finished September with USD 16.9 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, almost all of which was in equity funds. They decreased their total equity exposure by USD 256 million during the month.

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BTG Pactual locks up regional distribution deal with T. Rowe Price, hires new sales head

The Chilean subsidiary of the giant Brazilian group already has distribution agreements with the firms Evli, Reliance Singapore, Solar Capital Partners, Audax, Mobius Capital and Krane Funds.

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Gold ETFs may be OK’d by AFP regulator, a boon to State Street, BlackRock, Van Eck and Invesco

Gold ETFs will likely be approved for Chilean AFP investment in the first half of 2020, said pension superintendent Osvaldo Macías.

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Becon lands distribution deal with EFG’s New Capital fund range

New Capital is the mutual fund arm of EFG Asset Management, a global investment manager with both a Dublin and Luxembourg range of funds.

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Chilean AFPs return to Asian, Latin American equity funds in September

Chilean AFPs finished September with USD 78.9 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, 69% of which was in equities.

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Bank of America adds 40 model portfolios to Merrill Lynch Investment advisory program

New investment-manager model portfolios offer clients more choice and flexibility, with guidance from the company’s chief investment office.

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Sinking interest rates boost allocations to riskier Brazilian fund classes

The Balanced-Mixed class drew USD 2.4 billion of new flows in the month, raising BRL 14 billion between January and September, the largest amount among fund classes.

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Colombian AFP association adds voice to coming 2020 reform package

Jorge Llano Salamanca of private pension association Asofondos, argues that Colombia is hampered by problems in the public pension sector, which he views as unsustainable.

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