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Supervising mandatory funded pension systems : issues and challenges

  • DeMarco, Gustavo
  • Rofman, Rafael
  • Whitehouse, Edward

The regulation and supervision of pension funds is a critical part of building public confidence in a funded-pension system. This report argues that confidence is best bolstered by an independent, autonomous, and transparent supervision agency, particularly when previous systems have failed. The choice between proactive and reactive supervision depends on previous experience of self-regulation in a country's financial sector. This report examines four key areas of supervision in derail: institutional, financial, membership, and benefits control. It looks at collection of contributions, asset valuation, portfolio limits, custodianship, and benefit guarantees. New data are presented on the performance of supervision agencies in and on marketing and operation costs of new pension funds in Latin America. Comparative data for OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries are also included.

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Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 20113.

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Date of creation: 31 Dec 1998
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Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:20113
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  1. Vittas, Dimitri, 1998. "Regulatory controversies of private pension funds," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1893, The World Bank.
  2. Palacios, Robert & Whitehouse, Edward, 1998. "The Role of Choice in the Transition to a Funded Pension System," MPRA Paper 14176, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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