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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Mexico names new heads of securities and pensions commissions

While US-educated heads assumed their roles at the CNBV and Consar, Afore-friendly Carlos Noriega Curtis has joined the government in the finance ministry.

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Global managers dealt series of body blows in Mexico

Cross-border firms lost nearly USD 500 million in allocations when BlackRock took over Banamex's fund unit. Meanwhile, a large Afore is close to unwinding two global mandates as regulators delay implementation of fund rules.

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Mexican Pension Fund Industry Statistics – September 2018

Excel workbook detailing, over various time periods, asset totals, inflows and affiliate trends among Mexican Afores. Data as of September 30, 2018.

Companies mentioned in this report: XX Banorte; Citibanamex; Sura; Profuturo GNP; Principal; Invercap; PensionISSSTE; Inbursa; Coppel; Metlife; Azteca; Afirme Bajío.

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GBM is link between six international managers and Mexican Afores

When Afore investment in mutual funds is finally permitted, "the dynamics of this market will increase significantly," Louis Viramontes, vice president of international sales at GBM, told Fund Pro Latin America.

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Mexican Pension Fund Industry Statistics – June 2018

Excel workbook detailing, over various time periods, asset totals, inflows and affiliate trends among Mexican Afores. Data as of June 30, 2018.

Companies mentioned in this report: XX Banorte; Citibanamex; Sura; Profuturo GNP; Principal; Invercap; PensionISSSTE; Inbursa; Coppel; Metlife; Azteca; Afirme Bajío.

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Franklin preps ETFs for Mexican retail and institutional segments

Franklin is introducing a line of ETFs that includes passive and Smart Beta strategies. Demand for these instruments has been high, says Jennifer M. Johnson, president and COO.

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Mexican Pension Fund Industry Statistics – March 2018

Excel workbook detailing, over various time periods, asset totals, inflows and affiliate trends among Mexican Afores. Data as of March 31, 2018.

Companies mentioned in this report: XX Banorte; Citibanamex; Sura; Profuturo GNP; Principal; Invercap; PensionISSSTE; Inbursa; Coppel; Metlife; Azteca; Afirme Bajío.

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Afore Azteca CEO: Mutual funds are a “useful and indispensable” tool

Tonatiuh Rodríguez, who previously headed Afore XXI Banorte, came to Afore Azteca with the job of growing the client base by 40% in 2018. He considers cross-border mutual funds "an indispensable though transitional tool."

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Consar anxious to establish rules for cross-border-fund investing

Carlos Ramírez, president of the Consar, provided Fund Pro Latin America with a time estimate on when Afore pension managers will finally be able to invest in cross-border mutual funds.

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