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In an Individually Funded Pension System: How Can Risks Be Mitigated?


  • Solange Berstein
  • Olga Fuentes
  • Nicolás Torrealba

    () (Studies Division, Chilean Pension Supervisor)


This article presents the main risks that have to be faced in an individually funded pension system and describes the regulations that enable these to be mitigated in the case of Chile. One of these main risks refers to the investment of the funds and an analysis is made of the support that a life-cycle investment strategy might provide in this respect. On evaluating these strategies, there is discussion as to which is the most suitable risk measurement for consideration..

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  • Solange Berstein & Olga Fuentes & Nicolás Torrealba, 2010. "In an Individually Funded Pension System: How Can Risks Be Mitigated?," Working Papers 36, Superintendencia de Pensiones, revised Feb 2010.
  • Handle: RePEc:sdp:sdpwps:36

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    1. Solange Berstein & Andrea Tokman, 2005. "Brechas de ingreso entre géneros: ¿Perpetuadas o exacerbadas en la vejez?," Working Papers 8, Superintendencia de Pensiones, revised Jul 2005.
    2. Francisco J. Gomes & Laurence J. Kotlikoff & Luis M. Viceira, 2008. "Optimal Life-Cycle Investing with Flexible Labor Supply: A Welfare Analysis of Life-Cycle Funds," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 98(2), pages 297-303, May.
    3. Blake, David & Cairns, Andrew J. G. & Dowd, Kevin, 2003. "Pensionmetrics 2: stochastic pension plan design during the distribution phase," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 29-47, August.
    4. Blake, David & Cairns, Andrew J. G. & Dowd, Kevin, 2001. "Pensionmetrics: stochastic pension plan design and value-at-risk during the accumulation phase," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 187-215, October.
    5. Solange M. Berstein & Rómulo A. Chumacero, 2012. "VaR limits for pension funds: an evaluation," Quantitative Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(9), pages 1315-1324, May.
    6. Francisco Pino & Solange Berstein & Guillermo Larraín, 2006. "Chilean Pension Reform: Coverage Facts and Policy Alternatives," ECONOMIA JOURNAL OF THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, ECONOMIA JOURNAL OF THE LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION, vol. 0(Spring 20), pages 227-279, January.
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    1. Solange Berstein, 2011. "Implementación de la Reforma Previsional en Chile," Working Papers 45, Superintendencia de Pensiones, revised Apr 2011.


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