HMC Capital seals alliance with Manulife to distribute its Asian funds

The deal has been in force since July in Peru, Colombia and Mexico, while in Chile it will start operating in October this year.

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Colombian AFPs loaded up on Asian equity and EM bonds in August

Equity vehicles added USD 331 million in assets during August as cross-border funds finished the month with USD 21.7 billion in Colombian pension AUM.

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Cross-border fixed-income funds being scooped up by Colombian AFPs

Over USD 900 million was invested in the asset class during the first half of 2020, with Colfondos and Protección leading the way.

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New manager Fintual targets millennial Chileans with online-only offering

Tech-savvy fund manager Fintual has built a proprietary platform catering to 16,000 clients. It aims to hit USD 200 million in AUM by year end, says portfolio manager Stella Melaragno.

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Singular strengthens local ETFs while promoting distressed-debt strategies for Oaktree

In just under two years of operations, the firm has earned a place in the market with its sponsored indexed products and alternatives offering through Oaktree.

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Colombian AFPs dive back into equities in June

The AFPs finished June with USD 17.2 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, almost all of which was in equity-oriented products.

Legg Mason builds on feeder fund biz in Brazil

The firm has listed a locally domiciled vehicle that feeds into an equities fund run by affiliate Rare Infrastructure, and another that invests in a global credit fund managed by Brandywine Global.

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Chilean AFPs boost European and EMB positions in April

Total Chilean AFP assets abroad reached in April USD 62.7 billion and were at their highest level since October 2015. The increase from USD 61.7 billion was powered by returns, as the AFPs redeemed a net USD 177 in cross-border investments.

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BlackRock adds regional director to oversee Chile, Peru and Uruguay

Andrés de Goyeneche joins BlackRock after having led Deutsche Bank Chile as its general manager. He now forms part of a Latin American and Iberian team that includes 130 investment professionals, of which 13 are based in Chile, Perú and Uruguay.

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Colombian AFPs boosted their exposure to emerging markets in August

Colombian AFPs in August increased their exposure to emerging-markets equity by US 477 million, lifting their stake in the region to 24% just behind that of Europe. iShares reached USD 6.4 billion in AUMs, leading the field.

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