Habitat swarms Colombia with acquisition of Colfondos

The Chilean pension giant, which also has a small operation in Peru, is buying the USD 11.5 billion Colombian AFP from Scotiabank and Mercantil Colpatria.

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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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New CEO named at AFP Colfondos

Alain Foucrier Viana was named head of the Colombian pension fund Colfondos, replacing Alcides Vargas Manotas.

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Scotia-controlled AFP in Colombia names new CIO

Colombian AFP Colfondos has named Andrés Lozano as its new chief investment officer, replacing Mateo Ossa.

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iShares big beneficiary of Colombian AFP focus on emerging markets

The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF was by far the biggest gainer for the month, with allocations coming from AFP Proteccion, with a USD 218 million deposit, and smaller amounts coming from Colfondos, Porvenir and Old Mutual.

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Allocation from Colfondos bolsters Pictet European fund

The USD 150 million allocation juiced the AUMs of the Pictet Europe Index-I EUR product in June. Meanwhile, AFP Protección made some significant changes to its portfolio that impacted Morgan Stanley, iShares and Vanguard.

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iShares bears the brunt of Colombian AFP portfolio reshuffling

The AFPs redeemed USD 522 million from iShares ETFs in February and USD 548 million in January, as allocations to the US and Europe were sharply reduced.

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Scotiabank to buy majority stake in Colombian pension fund Colfondos AFP

Scotiabank says it has reached an agreement to buy a 51% stake in Colombia's fourth-largest pension fund company.

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