Vanguard to fly solo in the Andes, end institutional relationship with Compass Group

At the end of March, the US sponsor handled about USD 3 billion from institutions such as AFPs, AGFs and insurance companies.

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Vanguard to support BIVA with a first ETF domiciled in Mexico

As soon as approval is received from regulators, Vanguard will launch its first ETF domiciled in Mexico, based on the FTSE BIVA index, the fledgling Institutional Securities Exchange that began operations in 2018.

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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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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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Vanguard to enter mutual-fund market in Mexico

While ETFs will still be its main offering, Vanguard Investments Mexico is ready to take on the mutual fund business in the country through subadvisory and directly with the Afores as soon as regulations allow.

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Arc of ETF growth in Mexico hinges on retail investor sophistication

"Demand for ETFs will continue to grow and remain on a positive trend," says José Oriol Bosch Par, director of the Mexican Stock Exchange, told Fund Pro Latin America. Others note that strides in investor education could boost usage of these vehicles.

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Vanguard names sales executives to Mexican team

Among the hires was sales consultant Denise Casellas, formerly with Sura Asset Management and Santander Asset Management. 

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Vanguard sees cost competition aiding its AUM growth in Mexico

“In recent years our clients have told us they like Vanguard's low-cost quality offering, but they wanted more presence and a closer relationship with us," said Juan Manuel Hernández, and ex-BlackRock and iShares executive named to head Vanguard's first Mexico City office.

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Chilean AFPs boost European and EMB positions in April

Total Chilean AFP assets abroad reached in April USD 62.7 billion and were at their highest level since October 2015. The increase from USD 61.7 billion was powered by returns, as the AFPs redeemed a net USD 177 in cross-border investments.

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