Chile AFPs add to emerging markets bonds in January

The AFPs finished January with USD 84.4 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, 70.5% of which was in equities.

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BTG Pactual teams with AQR to attract pension assets in Brazil

Ignacio Pedrosa, head of the Institutional Distribution Division, said he had never before seen such interest from pension funds in offshore investments.

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AI and ESG augment the capabilities of French manager ODDO BHF

One of the largest independent asset managers in the Eurozone and founded in 1849, the family-owned French-German manager has a very long track record in European financial markets. 

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AFPs have a lot on the line as Chilean senate takes up pension reform

Under discussion is the creation of non-profit AFP cooperatives to compete with existing AFPs and forcing AFPs to return part of their fees (20%) in the event of negative returns, among other items.

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Colombian AFPs add to emerging markets, North America equity in December

The AFPs injected USD 138 million into emerging-markets equity in December, making that category their top allocation with USD 5 billion in AUM and 27% of the AFPs’ cross-border investments.

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Abrupt exit for Itaú Corpbanca CEO

Manuel Olivares Rossetti stepped aside at the end of January 2020 after a barely a year on the job. He had joined the firm from BBVA Chile.

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In tactical move, Chilean AFPs retreated from equities in December

The AFPs finished December with USD 84.3 billion in cross-border funds and ETFs, 71% of which was in equities. iShares remained the leading asset gatherer despite hemorrhaging USD 1.2 billion in the month,

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Behind the scenes, Brazilian pensions ready international-investment areas

Three pension firms shared their plans to invest abroad. Western Asset, Nordea, Vanguard, BlackRock, BNP and JP Morgan are among the global brands receiving allocations.

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With Asian fund at USD 1 billion, Veritas looks to grow AFP offering

A China-oriented fund could may be joining Veritas's sole Chilean offering, managed by Ezra Sun, which has raised USD 1 billion.

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Equity funds in Brazil enjoyed banner year in 2019, shattering records

With net funding of BRL 17 billion in December, the equity class ended the year with its best annual performance and the industry's largest net inflow at BRL 86 billion, tripling its 2018 result.

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