Colombian AFPs go yet longer on emerging-markets equities

The AFPs finished April with USD 17.8 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, almost all of which was in equities, after having yanked USD 597 million in the first quarter.

Chilean AFPs targeted emerging-markets bonds, Asian and Latam equities in April

Chilean AFPs added USD 554 million to cross-border funds and ETFs in April, taking in more emerging-market bonds and Latin American equity as they continued to seek yield amid high valuations.

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Colombian AFPs went longer on emerging-markets equity in March

The AFPs yanked USD 61 million from cross-border funds and ETFs in March 2019, but shoveled USD 447 million into a single Vanguard ETF, raising the firm’s total Colombian AUM to USD 2.5 billion.

Colombian AFPs sold equity funds and ETFs in February, despite rally in global stocks

The AFPs finished February with USD 16.6 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, 95% of which was in equities. Many had adopted a wait-and-see posture, or were selling into rallies.

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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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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 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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Chilean AFPs retreated in September; add modestly only to Europe

In a difficult month, Investec held on to the top spot for brands after having displaced iShares for the Number 1 spot in June. It attracted an additional USD 89 million in September for USD 6.6 billion in overall AUM.

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Colombian AFPs shun US, see better opportunities in Europe and Asia

AFP exposure to Europe, Asia and even emerging markets were at year-to-date highs, as the rise of the US stock market failed to excite Colombian portfolio managers.

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US and Asian equity managers again pounded by Chilean AFPs

Chilean AFPs pulled investments in February from Asian and North American equities, as well as from high-yield bonds, in moves that hurt funds and ETFs like iShares Core S&P 500, Financial Select Sector SPDR, Investec Asian Equity and Axa US High Yield Bonds.

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