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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Chilean AFPs flee fixed income in November selloff 

Emerging market bond funds took the biggest hit in November, with pension managers withdrawing USD 565 million from the category.

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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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Sura launches Pacific Alliance bond fund

Sura's Juan David Perdomo said the Chile-domiciled fund will invest in government and corporate bonds throughout Chile, Mexico, Colombia and Peru. Mirror versions of the fund are expected in other jurisdictions.

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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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