Chilean AFPs plunge back into cross-border products after 2020 raid by savers

AFPs injected USD 2.3 billion into cross-border funds and ETFs in the month of January 2021.

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Global firms suffer year-ending rout as Chilean AFPs brace for second round of redemptions

The AFPs yanked USD 6.7 billion from cross-border funds and ETFs in December, mostly from equity. That brought total fund and ETF allocations to USD 89.1 billion.

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Chilean AFPs ease off equity, add to fixed income in July 

The AFPs injected USD 447 million into cross-border funds and ETFs during the month. That brought total investments to USD 87.2 billion, 67% of which was in equities.

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Chilean AFPs jump back into equity, fixed-income in June

The AFPs increased their exposure to equity by USD 1.3 billion during the month, while boosting investments in fixed-income funds by USD 1.3 billion.

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Chilean AFPs exited Asian funds in May while warming to fixed income

The AFPs decreased their exposure to equity by USD 3.2 billion during the month, while boosting investments in fixed-income funds by USD 893 million.

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Colombian AFPs favor emerging-markets equities in choppy market

Led by iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, the emerging-markets-equity category attracted USD 140 million from AFPs in an otherwise poor December for cross-border firms.

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Brazilian equity funds reaping benefits of Ibovespa climb

Fueled by October’s substantial 11.2% upturn in the Ibovespa, Brazilian equity funds were atop the industry’s return rankings, also recording the industry’s highest year‐to‐date returns.

Fixed-income and flexible funds drive inflows in August

The Brazilian mutual fund industry posted net new inflows of BRL 21.1 billion (USD 6.4 billion) in August 2016, bringing total NNI to USD 72 billion in the first eight months of 2016.

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Brazilian investors not enticed by sharp rise in share prices

Despite double-digit gains of the local stock market in July, investors dumped balanced and mixed funds and were agnostic on equity vehicles. Flows into short-term funds were strong, however.

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Chilean AFPs bailed on US, Asian and European equities in July

Meanwhile, the fixed-income category received a USD 661 million allocation that reversed a USD 518 million outflow in June. AUMs of USD 17.5 billion in cross-border fixed income were at a 12-month high.

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