Pension association OKs 42 cross-border funds for purchase by Afores

The option offers an attractive alternative to mandates, allowing smaller Afores to participate in active management.

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Siefore shift to life-cycle funds on track for passage in late 2019

The ex-head of the Afore association and now installed in Mexico's Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, Carlos Noriega has helped keep important pension reform measures on track in the Legislature.

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Vanguard to register mutual funds for sale to Mexican Afores

With Afores getting the OK to diversify out of ETFs, Vanguard's local office, under Juan Hernandez, is listing cross-border mutual funds for sale to the pension managers.

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Finally! Mexican Afores can now invest in active mutual funds

Long-awaited rules published by the Consar risk committee showed a bias to large managers (USD 50 billion minimum AUM) and stringent fee caps on active funds (65 bps maximum for equity funds).

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Afores inch closer to investment in mutual funds

President of pension regulator Consar, Abraham Vela Dib, told Fund Pro Latin America that its risk committee has approved rules for Afore investment in mutual funds, with publication in the government's Official Gazette imminent.

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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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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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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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Afore Sura funds mandate with Investec for USD 150 million

Luis de la Cerda, investment director, said the Afore was open to granting new mandates and to evaluating options in mutual funds when the time comes.

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