Colombian AFPs dump North American equity as trade spat escalates

Total allocations from Colombian AFPs to offshore funds and ETFs slipped to USD 16.4 billion in October; 97% of that exposure is to equity.

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Chilean AFPs go deeper into Asia, Latin America equity

While the industry scaled back its cross-border allocation overall, Asia equity took in USD 673 million from Chilean AFPs during February. The sector now has USD 22.3 billion in AFP allocations.

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Finaccess and Credit Suisse combine strengths to raise money among affluent in Mexico

The fund family was jointly designed by Finaccess and Credit Suisse, and offer access to a portfolio of strategies managed by Credit Suisse, Finaccess's Luis Cervantes told Fund Pro Latin America. Both firms distribute the products.

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Credit Suisse offers gamut of third-party onshore and offshore funds to its Mexican clients

Credit Suisse Mexico's Nicolas Troillet says he finds the local-fund offering lacking in variety and said the private bank will offer clients both onshore and offshore solutions to meet their diversification needs.

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Credit Suisse bolsters position in Mexican real-estate segment

Raul Gallegos, who came to Credit Suisse when GE Capital exited the Mexican market, told Fund Pro Latin America that the latest fund is shooting for institutional investment of USD 500 million by the end of 2016.

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Brandão to head Mapfre Investimentos’ institutional area

Fernando Brandão was with Credit Suisse from 2010 until early this year, primarily in the asset management division of the bank and then in CSHG, when Credit Suisse took control of asset manager Hedging-Griffo in 2013.

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Openfunds billed as new global standard for fund data interchange

"Openfunds," developed jointly by UBS, Credit Suisse, Julius Baer, Fundinfo AG and others, provides a widely accepted standard for efficient fund data transmission, says Michael Partin, Openfunds committee member and CIO of Fundinfo.

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Ground shifting rapidly in Chilean distribution landscape

The institutional-distribution division of BTG Pactual was recently taken over by Danny Aballay, who is tasked with rebuilding the unit after the flight of several of its cross-border clients. His promotion was one of several in the Chilean market.

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Credit Suisse to shutter Panama private-banking office

The bank said the closure was unrelated to the recent Panama Papers leak, noting that is remains committed to the region via its presence in Mexico, Brazil and Chile.

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Credit Suisse adds several UBS wealth managers to Mexico-based team

Under CEO Tidjane Thiam, Credit Suisse's new strategy is centered on the expansion of wealth management operations in emerging markets, including Mexico and Brazil.

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