Pension proposals of center-left primary candidates all see AFPs vanishing

Three moderate/progressive candidates square off on August 21 for a place on the presidential ballot. None seemed happy with the status quo in the pension space.

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HMC Capital seals alliance with Manulife to distribute its Asian funds

The deal has been in force since July in Peru, Colombia and Mexico, while in Chile it will start operating in October this year.

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Chile’s Altis AGF hires general manager with expertise in finance and investments

Alfredo Tagle Silva, who has previously held investment-related positions at Banchile, Citibank, and LarrainVial, has joined the senior management team at the AGF.

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BlackRock looks to individual segment as Andean pensions face reckoning

"We are watching closely what’s happening in the institutional market in Latin America," said Axel Christensen, director of investment strategy for Latin America at BlackRock.

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Stark realities ahead for AFP industry as establishment cedes ground in election

Following the results of the elections for the Constituent Convention, there seems to be a broad majority in favor of restoring full responsibility for pensions and social security to the state.

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Annuities: insurers making 10% advances to pensioners, despite legal appeals

Insurers have several complaints with the process, and warn that a redemption now will reduce payouts down the road, especially for vulnerable retirees.

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Could Castillo’s arrival deal a death blow to the Peruvian system?

A right-leaning Congress and resistance from the Central Bank are the industry's best hopes for survival.

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Pension withdrawals: Andean AFPs still hold lion’s share of most managers’ Latin AUMs

Matías Eguiguren, a partner at Picton, recognized the damage done to pension fund positions since the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Peruvian AFPs will face additional redemptions after May 19 ruling

Regardless of the outcome of the presidential election, additional withdrawals and weakening of the AFP system appear likely.

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In turning aside challenge to third withdrawal, Constitutional Court puts AFP system at risk

Following the surprise ruling, the Constitutional Court can no longer be looked to as a free-market bulwark and protector of the "Chilean Model." 

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