Chilean House approves fourth withdrawal despite range of opposing voices

As the bill moves to the Senate, the impact of November elections will weigh heavily on the outcome given the salience of the matter in the eyes of the public.

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Colombian legislator proposes allowing older workers to leave AFPs and join government retirement system

Colombian AFPs and the Ministry of Finance oppose the initiative but in the political world there is interest in a far-reaching rethink of the pension system.

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Short law on pensions could halt fourth withdrawal

Discussion of this short bill in Congress will coincide with the political campaigns of the various presidential candidates.

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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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Election delay will increase pressure for third pension withdrawal

The legislative process has already begun and promoting this type of action will be very popular during the election campaign.

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Chilean law snuffs out market timer seen as nuisance by industry

A bill requiring that pension advisories register with regulators and hold an insurance policy led to the closure of local pariah Felices y Forrados.

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