Pension association OKs 42 cross-border funds for purchase by Afores

The option offers an attractive alternative to mandates, allowing smaller Afores to participate in active management.

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Chilean labor-committee amendment would force AFPs to eat cross-border-fund fees

AFPs and cross-border managers are clinging to hopes that the amendment will be expunged or reversed before the final pension-reform bill goes to a vote in the Congress.

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Chile’s economic-stability fund would see boost in flows under Piñera national-security plan

A boost in the fund's assets from USD 14 billion to USD 30 billion or more would result from President Piñera's bill to shift some of Codelco's profits from the Armed Forces to the SWF.

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Fee concerns threaten to derail Afores’ chance to invest in mutual funds

Despite delays things are moving ahead at a steady pace and both the Amafore and the Consar have been working nonstop to achieve clear rules that allow Afores to invest in mutual funds, says Amundi Pioneer's Gustavo Lozano. A consequential meeting this week should provide additional clues.

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Afore Azteca CEO: Mutual funds are a “useful and indispensable” tool

Tonatiuh Rodríguez, who previously headed Afore XXI Banorte, came to Afore Azteca with the job of growing the client base by 40% in 2018. He considers cross-border mutual funds "an indispensable though transitional tool."

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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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AllianceBernstein says Mexico among “most promising” markets in the region

AllianceBernstein, fresh off winning an Afore mandate, is ready to expand its operations in Mexico. It is actively seeking other mandates while deepening ties to the retail segment, according to Miguel Rozensztroch, senior managing director for Latin America.

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Three firms share USD 700 million US Equity mandate from XXI Banorte

Under the guidance of Sergio Mendez, Afore XXI Banorte funded US equity mandates with three managers, totaling USD 700 million, bringing its funded mandate total to USD 2.8 billion, spread across Europe, Asia and now the United States.

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Principal Afore again delays rollout of first global mandate

Afore Principal CEO, Mariano Ugarte, said the manager would implement its first international mandate in 2018, once "the markets have calmed down," referring to the high level of volatility for the Mexican Peso since the election of Donald J. Trump.

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Afore Sura disburses USD 200 million to Pioneer for global equities mandate

Part of a previously announced USD 500 million global equities mandate, Sura has already disbursed USD 150 million to Morgan Stanley and the final outlay - to Investec Asset Mgt. - is still pending.

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