Chilean AFPs funneled USD 783 million to cross-border funds and ETFs in March

The AFPs finished the month with USD 81.3 billion invested in cross-border funds and ETFs, 70.5% of which was in equities, as they sought better returns.

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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 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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Schroders launches Argentine bond fund aimed at international market

“We have seen strong interest from international clients to have an Argentine bond product that can provide a compelling yield story," said Nicolas Giedzinski, head of LatAm intermediary and discretionary US Offshore.

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Schroders accesses retail channel in Brazil via third-party exclusive relationships

Schroder Brazil's Fernando Cortez told Fund Pro Latin America the firm is pushing to have eight feeder funds on offer by the end of 2018, many distributed exclusively via large third-party banking networks.

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Schroders bolsters Chilean presence with Banchile tie-up; eyes role in alternatives

The appetite for alternative products from clients in the region is here to stay, says Schroders' head of South American distribution, Alex Toledo.

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XXI Banorte quickly funds Pan-Asian mandate with USD 850 million in disbursements

The latest implementation of XXI Banorte's international diversification strategy, led by CIO Sergio Mendez, has been entrusted to JP Morgan, Investec, BlackRock and Pioneer Investments. The process took just four months.

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