Colombian AFPs go yet longer on emerging-markets equities

The AFPs finished April with USD 17.8 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, almost all of which was in equities, after having yanked USD 597 million in the first quarter.

Younger Colombian AFP affiliates move into more age-appropriate investment vehicles, spurring equity demand

BlackRock's Diego Mora viewed the government's rule change with optimism, noting that AFP demand for internationally diversified products like ETFs will increase.

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BTG Pactual smooths glide path for global firms’ arrival in Brazil

"We want to bring the entire line of Robeco funds [to Brazil], with exclusive distribution of BTG Pactual," said Robeco's Jimmy Ly at a recent investor conference in Sao Paulo.

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Credicorp Capital to strengthen traditional brands and add new alternatives

Building on its own fund lineup and strengthening existing third-party traditional and alternatives relationships are Credicorp Capital's key objectives, says Felipe Sotomayor.

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Siefore shift to life-cycle funds on track for passage in late 2019

The ex-head of the Afore association and now installed in Mexico's Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Carlos Noriega has helped keep important pension reform measures on track in the Legislature.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – May 2019

JP Morgan led with eight ETFs registered in the month, while Lyxor (4), M&G (2), Amundi (1), Comgest (1), HSBC (1) and Angelo Gordon (1) won approval for their products.

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Asset managers anxious as banking regulator is absorbed by Financial Market Commission

Given their strong dependence on the banking system, the Chilean asset management industry is on edge over future compliance requirements that the CMF may impose.

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SSGA adds 31 SPDR UCITS to Mexican product lineup

"Our Mexican-listed range now spans over 100 funds across broad and targeted fixed-income and equity exposures,” said SSGA's Heinz Volquarts.

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Chilean AFPs targeted emerging-markets bonds, Asian and Latam equities in April

Chilean AFPs added USD 554 million to cross-border funds and ETFs in April, taking in more emerging-market bonds and Latin American equity as they continued to seek yield amid high valuations.

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Vanguard to register mutual funds for sale to Mexican Afores

With Afores getting the OK to diversify out of ETFs, Vanguard's local office, under Juan Hernandez, is listing cross-border mutual funds for sale to the pension managers.

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