Chilean labor-committee amendment would force AFPs to eat cross-border-fund fees

AFPs and cross-border managers are clinging to hopes that the amendment will be expunged or reversed before the final pension-reform bill goes to a vote in the Congress.

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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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AFPs are third in line for independent-worker contributions

The staggered implementation, progressivity and varied purposing of independent workers’ contributions will cut into the planned inflows of AFP pension managers, notes AFP Association president Andrés Santa Cruz.

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Pension Reform: AFPs, AGFs and insurers will battle for new pension flows

In a break for global managers, under President Sebastián Piñera's proposal, AFPs, AGFs and others would compete for the 40% increase in per-worker contributions to the retirement system.

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Managers eye new pension contributions from self-employed in Chile

Unfortunately for AFPs and foreign managers receiving their allocations, the phase-in of these contributions and their partial diversion to social programs will equate to a negligible uptick in short-term flows.

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