Colombian AFPs turn away from USA and Europe, and toward emerging markets

Eemerging-markets-equity funds and ETFs continued to attract assets. Category favorite iShares MSCI Emerging Markets led inflows with USD 178 million coming into the fund.

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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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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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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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North American equity takes top position among Colombian AFPs

US equity displaced emerging markets as the top draw for the AFPs, with the region attracting USD 392 million in November, ending with USD 4.6 billion in AUM and a 27.8% share.

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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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Colombian AFPs dump North American equity as trade spat escalates

Total allocations from Colombian AFPs to offshore funds and ETFs slipped to USD 16.4 billion in October; 97% of that exposure is to equity.

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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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Global sponsors redouble their efforts to sell Smart Beta ETFs to Chilean pensions

Several foreign managers, including Vanguard, First Trust, Amundi and BlackRock are promoting their Smart Beta ETFs in the Chilean market, but uptake has been slow among AFPs.

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