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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Brazilian retail clients poured USD 2.5 billion into PIMCO fixed-income feeder in 2017

PIMCO's Brazil-based VP, Luis Otavio Oliveira, said the Brazilian fund, which invests in the US-domiciled PIMCO Income Fund became more attractive during the year when CDI yields started to tumble.

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Brazilian funds ended 2017 with USD 30 billion in offshore investments

The major sponsors of globally-oriented funds in Brazil - in particular Western Asset, JP Morgan and Claritas - all benefited from the uptick. The expectation is for additional managers to enter the space.

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Affluent investors flocked to cross-border funds in first half

Wealth-management clients in the US and Latin American offshore markets were attracted to strong returns across a range of regions, though they've grown more conservative in the second half, says Richard Garland, managing director at Investec Asset Management.

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Pimco puts on asset-gathering master class in Brazil

Pimco's Brazil-domiciled feeder funds, which invest in cross-border Pimco products, raised roughly USD 350 million in the first six months of 2017, with AUMs jumping from USD 61 million to USD 419 million. Luis Otavio Oliveira, Pimco's VP of business development, explains how.

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PIMCO scores with currency-hedged Brazilian fixed-income fund

"We decided to offer a fund protected from currency volatility," said Luis Otavio Oliveira, vice president of PIMCO and responsible for business development in Latin America.

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Chilean AFPs bolt from global equity May

AFPs cut their positions in May from over two dozen Asia-oriented funds and ETFs, while also trimming their exposure to Japanese, North American and European equity, leading to a net redemption of USD 1.9 billion in the fifth straight month of equity outflows.

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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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PIMCO hires Ben Bernanke as senior adviser

Bernanke, who stepped down from the Fed in 2014, will add his economic insights to the firm’s investment process.

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Marcello Pasquatti, 17-year veteran at MFS in Brazil, joins Pimco in Miami

Pasquatti, who began working for MFS in 1997 on the international sales desk, will be reporting to Alec Kersman, executive vice-president, head of Latin America & the Caribbean.

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