BlackRock sees AFPs increasing their use of fixed-income ETFs

Fixed-income ETF trading volume spiked by a factor of four or five during the onset of the pandemic, said Benjamín Souza, director and fixed income strategist for Latin America at BlackRock.

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Chile set to redeem another USD 3 billion from FEES stabilization fund

The USD 12.4 billion sovereign wealth fund's cross-border equity positions are managed by BlackRock and Mellon.

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BlackRock, others ready to pull trigger on global offerings in Brazil

"We have a vision to contribute to this important moment of change in investors' portfolio allocation," says Rodrigo Araujo, the firm's Brazilian director.

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BlackRock feeder lands on XP platform in Brazil

"We are a great "incentivizer" of the distribution of international products, and we want to give the investor access to quality products," XP's Leon Goldberg told Fund Pro Latin America.

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BlackRock names CEO for Brazil amid Americas shakeup

Massaru Takahashi, a former Banco do Brazil asset management CEO, has worked as a senior management consultant for BlackRock since 2016.

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BlackRock’s alternatives group brings solutions-based approach to Latam market

With USD 184 billion in alternatives AUM, BlackRock aims to bring a local focus to alternatives offerings in Latin America, positioning itself as a provider of solutions for a growing number of clients, says New York-based Roque Calleja.

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Colombian AFPs shifting ETF exposure to UCITS

BlackRock's Diego Mora confirmed that the AFPs are moving to these vehicles because of their tax efficiency and a host of other characteristics.

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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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Colombian AFPs favor emerging-markets equities in choppy market

Led by iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, the emerging-markets-equity category attracted USD 140 million from AFPs in an otherwise poor December for cross-border firms.

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BlackRock: Global institutions shifting from public to private risk

“As the economic cycle turns, we believe that private markets can help clients navigate this more challenging environment,” said BlackRock's Edwin Conway.

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