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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Vision Advisors enjoys expansion into new business areas

In addition to a local-fund offering that has grown to USD 80 million, Vision will begin regional distribution of Lansdowne and Cheyne Capital hedge funds. It already represents Templeton, Rogge and AllianceBernstein funds.

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JP Morgan forecasts AFPs will maintain position in local equity

Despite the leeway available on limits on investing abroad, domestic equity has stabilized at 15% to 19% of portfolio during the last five to six years, which suggests their being influenced by a mix of strategic and political considerations.

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Schroders shuts Brazilian equity fund

Schroders said the small size of the underperforming Schroder ISF Brazilian Equity had made it impossible to be run cost effectively.

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Aseguradoras redujeron sus utilidades en 59.1% durante 2011

Mercado asegurador en su conjunto registró ventas totales que alcanzaron los USD9,681 millones en 2011.

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Previ plans BRL 300 million to invest in shares of foreign companies

Rene Sanda, Chief Investment Officer, of Brazil's biggest pension, said the decision followed conversations with other other major pension funds, which agreed on the need to invest abroad.

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