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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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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Chilean AFPs showed renewed interest for US equities ahead of of November elections

AFP exposure to North American equity hit a three-month-high of USD 10.4 billion in October, as managers plowed USD 438 million into the segment. Over the last three months, the SPDR S&P 500 has accumulated USD 1.2 billion in new AFP investment.

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Vanguard adds three ETFs to Mexican offering, bringing total to 65

"Vanguard is pleased to be able to cross-list additional products on the bolsa to help meet Mexican investors' needs for low-cost and broadly diversified ETFs," said Kathy Bock, head of Vanguard Americas.

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