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Mexico - Technical note on the pension annuity market (English)

This paper analyzes the performance and development of the Mexican pension annuity market in Mexico that stemmed from the 1997 pension reform. The Mexican experience displays interesting characteristics that provide lessons for other countries that still need to design the decumulation phase of their newly established second pillars. At the same, time it raises some technical and policy concerns that need addressing as they could hamper, in the future, the healthy development of the market. This paper benefited from interviews with officials in the Insurance Supervisory Authority (CNSF), the Ministry of Finance (SHCP), the Pension Supervisory Authority (CONSAR), and the Social Security Institute (IMSS) as well as with management of specialized annuity companies. The paper is structured as follows: section one gives introduction; section two briefly summarizes the 1992 and 1997 pension reforms from which the pension annuity market derives; section three analyzes the evolution of the industrial organization, annuity product design and competition, the evolution of assets and liabilities and investment, as well as the regulatory framework for the aforementioned items, and the performance of the market; section four analyzes the development prospects of the market in light of the more recent 2001 and 2002 reforms of the 1997 social security law; and section five gives conclusions and policy recommendations.

Details

  • Document Date

    2006/11/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    79225

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Mexico,

  • Region

    Latin America & Caribbean,

  • Disclosure Date

    2013/07/17

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Mexico - Technical note on the pension annuity market

  • Keywords

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Mexico - Technical note on the pension annuity market (English). Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/271711468045560239/Mexico-Technical-note-on-the-pension-annuity-market