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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Colombian AFPs flee emerging markets and Europe while raising US exposure

The AFPs yanked USD 516 million from emerging markets equity in September, including a USD 533 million redemption from the iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF.

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AFPs go long emerging markets; cool on Asia, Europe

Total allocations from Colombian AFPs to offshore funds and ETFs reached USD 19.2 billion in August.

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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 wade back into funds amid trade uncertainty

Total allocations from Colombian AFPs to offshore funds and ETFs reached USD 19.2 billion in July.

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Developed-market equities lose luster for Chilean AFPs in May

Chilean AFPs pulled USD 125 million of assets from offshore funds and ETFs in May, cooling on European, Japanese and North American equities as trade concerns plagued markets. Asian and Latin American equities continued to attract flows, however.

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UBS says HNW investors more confident in markets post-Trump victory

"With the election behind us, many investors are looking ahead with a growing sense of optimism about the economy and the markets," says UBS's Paula Polito.

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Itaú launches its first local ETF indexed to an international benchmark

The new product, listed on the BM&F Bovespa, is the seventh in the ETF family sponsored by Itaú, which have amassed USD 461 million in assets under management.

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BlackRock to offer S&P 500 ETF in Brazil

US ETF issuers, including ProShares, Invesco Power Shares, Vanguard and State Street, have turned increasingly to Latin America as an important avenue for asset gathering, particularly from institutional investors.

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