Swiss-based Partners Group makes exclusive distribution deal with Argentine brokerage

The deal was made possible by legislation that allows Argentine clients to invest directly in financial instruments domiciled outside the country, provided that they have a local agent as a link to the operation abroad.

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Colombian AFPs want more contributors in system, even if they receive less from each affiliate

Instead of two regimes (state-run pay-as-you-go and AFPs) competing, there should be a single system based on government social security and individual contributions to public and private AFPs, says the Colombian pension association.

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Spoiled by 2017 returns, individual investors are poised to react poorly to market volatility

“After an exceptional year in 2017, volatility is back, and investors are feeling as uncertain as the markets,” said David Giunta, CEO for the US and Canada at Natixis Investment Managers.

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JP Morgan is latest to list ETFs in Mexico

ETFs from global firms have flooded the market, providing investors with diversification options as the country heads toward July elections. Vanguard, Principal, Franklin Templeton, First Trust, Van Eck and Amundi have all listed funds in recently.

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Santander adds global and Latam-oriented funds to Brazilian onshore platform

The firm has raised roughly USD 150 million in the short time the funds are active in Brazil,” said Santander’s Rudolf Gschliffner. Lower interest rates and the search for diversification have made international investments relevant among Brazilians clients.

AFP Provida takes steps to recover market share

Provida, for many years the leader in overall AUM in the Chilean AFP industry, has reduced its fees and made a key hiring on the investment side to shore up its sagging market share.

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Global sponsors redouble their efforts to sell Smart Beta ETFs to Chilean pensions

Several foreign managers, including Vanguard, First Trust, Amundi and BlackRock are promoting their Smart Beta ETFs in the Chilean market, but uptake has been slow among AFPs.

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CCR Monthly Approval Report – May 2018

The CCR approved 10 alternatives products from Apax Partners, BlackRock, Hamilton Lane, Partners Group, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., PineBridge and Warburg Pincus.

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Colombian AFPs turned to North American and Japanese equity in March

iShares Core S&P 500 and the iShares MSCI Japan added a combined USD 510 million for the month, as overall system AUM in cross-border funds and ETFs neared USD 20 billion.

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Fee concerns threaten to derail Afores’ chance to invest in mutual funds

Despite delays things are moving ahead at a steady pace and both the Amafore and the Consar have been working nonstop to achieve clear rules that allow Afores to invest in mutual funds, says Amundi Pioneer's Gustavo Lozano. A consequential meeting this week should provide additional clues.

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