AFPs favor Asian equity and emerging-markets debt as markets recover

AFPs injected USD 760 million into emerging-markets bonds and USD 743 million into Asian equity in February, as total cross-border allocations passed the USD 80 billion mark.

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Chilean AFPs favor emerging-markets debt despite equity gains

While Asian, European and Japanese equity funds suffered outflows, emerging-markets-bond funds bagged USD 485 million. Ashmore Emerging Markets Short Duration was the big winner.

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Chilean AFPs barrel into equity despite index losses

The AFPs finished 2018 with USD 71.9 billion invested in cross-border funds, 71% of which was in equities. Net outflows reached USD 1.7 billion in the fourth quarter due to the bloodbath in fixed-income funds.

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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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Chilean AFPs flee funds in broad October selloff 

The AFPs wrapped October with USD 73.2 billion invested in cross-border funds, 70% of which was in equities.

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Afore Sura funds mandate with Investec for USD 150 million

Luis de la Cerda, investment director, said the Afore was open to granting new mandates and to evaluating options in mutual funds when the time comes.

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Afore Sura funds its first international mandate for USD 150 million

Afore Sura has given the green light to its diversification strategy in international investments, funding a global equity mandate valued at USD 150 million. Two more mandates for a total of USD 350 million are awaiting a final go-ahead.

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Investec shuts Compass-run Mexican equity fund amid fall in AUM

The Investec GSF Mexican Equity fund was launched as Luxembourg-domiciled fund in February 2014 using the expertise of Latin American investment specialist Compass Group and its CIO Luis Yance, Citywire reported.

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Chilean AFPs rediscovered global equities in October, to the delight of cross-border managers

October was a good month for active managers Julius Baer, Deutsche, Schroders, Investec and Robeco, while ETF providers iShares and Vanguard finally caught a break as AFPs finally began taking positions in equity again.

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Consar greenlights funding of USD 400 million Banamex mandate with Pioneer

The president of the Consar, Carlos Ramírez Fuentes (photo), told Fund Pro Latin America that the agency believes mandates are quite important vehicles at the disposal of Afores, but acknowledged that the approval processes need to be sped up.

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