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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Colombian AFPs turn away from USA and Europe, and toward emerging markets

Eemerging-markets-equity funds and ETFs continued to attract assets. Category favorite iShares MSCI Emerging Markets led inflows with USD 178 million coming into the fund.

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Colombian AFPs favor emerging-markets equities in choppy market

Led by iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF, the emerging-markets-equity category attracted USD 140 million from AFPs in an otherwise poor December for cross-border firms.

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North American equity takes top position among Colombian AFPs

US equity displaced emerging markets as the top draw for the AFPs, with the region attracting USD 392 million in November, ending with USD 4.6 billion in AUM and a 27.8% share.

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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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State Street embraces new investment paradigm, launches investable indices

"We’re packaging an active strategy in rules-driven index, where security weights can change dynamically as relevant factors and big data indicators evolve," said Will Kinlaw of State Street Global Exchange.

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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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State Street: Global private-equity funds posted 10.4% gains in 2016

"In private markets, we saw heightened exit activity in recent years as managers took the opportunity to exit their investments. Recently, however, capital calls have slowed, ” said State Street Associate's Will Kinlaw.

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Pre-Trump, Colombian AFPs embraced emerging markets and North America while turning away from Europe

At the close of October, Colombian AFPs had boosted their exposure to emerging markets to nearly USD 4 billion, an 18-month high. Overall allocations abroad reached USD 14.9 billion, an 11-month high.

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Sovereign wealth funds boost allocations into emerging markets

Sovereign wealth funds are significantly increasing allocations to private markets (private equity, real estate and infrastructure) and emerging markets, says Will Kinlaw of State Street Associates.

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