Colombian AFP association adds voice to coming 2020 reform package

Jorge Llano Salamanca of private pension association Asofondos, argues that Colombia is hampered by problems in the public pension sector, which he views as unsustainable.

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Amid mass protests in Chile, fierce debate expected on additional 5% pension contribution

The anti-establishment fervor in Chile makes it nearly impossible to imagine increased withholdings heading to the AFP system.

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Chilean labor-committee amendment would force AFPs to eat cross-border-fund fees

AFPs and cross-border managers are clinging to hopes that the amendment will be expunged or reversed before the final pension-reform bill goes to a vote in the Congress.

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Younger Colombian AFP affiliates move into more age-appropriate investment vehicles, spurring equity demand

BlackRock's Diego Mora viewed the government's rule change with optimism, noting that AFP demand for internationally diversified products like ETFs will increase.

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AFPs are third in line for independent-worker contributions

The staggered implementation, progressivity and varied purposing of independent workers’ contributions will cut into the planned inflows of AFP pension managers, notes AFP Association president Andrés Santa Cruz.

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Pension Reform: AFPs, AGFs and insurers will battle for new pension flows

In a break for global managers, under President Sebastián Piñera's proposal, AFPs, AGFs and others would compete for the 40% increase in per-worker contributions to the retirement system.

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Managers eye new pension contributions from self-employed in Chile

Unfortunately for AFPs and foreign managers receiving their allocations, the phase-in of these contributions and their partial diversion to social programs will equate to a negligible uptick in short-term flows.

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