Mercer: Viability of corporate pensions requires reinstating 100% deductibility to plan sponsors

Reduction of deductibility from 100% to 53% as part of the 2014 Fiscal Reform paralyzed Mexico's private-pension fund industry, said Mercer Mexico's Ivette Maya.

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Mercer, seeking to boost regional growth, appoints Latam leader

Eduardo Ragasol, who will be based in Brazil, was previously the president and general manager in Brazil for Nielsen, the global information and measurement company.

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Fiscal reform takes bite out of tax benefit on pension-plan contributions

Up until 2013, contributions made by plan sponsors to private pension plans were 100% tax deductible. However, the new fiscal reform reduces the percentage to 53% and potentially just 47%, according to sources consulted by Latin Asset Management.

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Mercer plans to expand investment consulting in Chile and Mexico

The firm’s Latin American operations are currently centralized in Brazil, however they expect to grow in the rest of the region, with institutional clients and sovereign funds.

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