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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Credit Suisse’s InvestLab platform merged into Allfunds

Closing of the transfer of Credit Suisse InvestLab to Allfunds is expected in Q3 2019. Subsequent transfer of the related distribution agreements by Credit Suisse is expected to be completed in Q1 2020.

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AMCS Group to handle AXA’s retail distribution in Argentina/Uruguay and the Andes

"Partnering with AMCS provides an ideal platform to bring our market-leading, innovative solutions to advisors and investors in these countries," said AXA's Rafael Tovar.

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Legg Mason to sub-advise three local funds of Mexican sponsor Actinver

"We see substantial growth potential in Mexico," said Lars Jensen, Legg Mason's Head of Americas International.

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BTG Pactual bringing three new cross-border brands to Brazilian clients

At the BTG Pactual Global Managers Conference, Marcos Pimentel provided details to Fund Pro Latin America about new distribution deals signed with AQR, Pictet and T. Rowe Price.

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Singular signs distribution alliance with local brokerage Fynsa

Chilean brokerage firm Fynsa has signed on to sell locally-domiciled ETFs created by Singular, a new asset manager made up of ex-Inversiones Security executives.

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Sura retail offering to include locally listed JPM UCITS

The deal was made possible by JPM's listing of 29 Lux-domiciled funds on the Chilean Stock Exchange, which grants the products public-offering status

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Ex-Security bigs launch AGF and third-party-fund distributor

The new firm, known as Singular, will distribute OakTree funds and launch two new ETFs. Luis Fernando Pérez, former head of distribution at Inversiones Security, is among the partners.

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LarrainVial analyzes Oppenheimer funds after merger announcement with Invesco

LarrainVial is eyeing opportunities to add to Invesco's asset-gathering success. In Chile alone, it has helped the manager raise USD 2.5 billion from AFP pension managers.

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BlackRock takes control of Citibanamex’s asset-management unit

Armando Senra, head of the Latin America & Iberia region for BlackRock, termed the transaction "transformative for BlackRock and the asset management industry in Mexico and the region."

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