Pension Funds

AFP Capital addresses Chile’s ageing dilemma

With higher life expectancy rates facing the Chilean population, the current retirement system shows the challenges that lie ahead to bridge the gap between pensions and expectations

Life expectancy rates in Latin America, particularly in Chile, are steadily increasing; averaging around 80 years old. Pensions have become one of the first red flags for this demographic change, as current replacement rates are not meeting the needs and ...

Peru has reformed its pensions system, but its coverage remains limited. If that can be overcome, the country could capitalise on masses of untapped potential and expand its reach

Private pension system key to Peru’s future prosperity

Peru has reformed its pensions system, but its coverage remains limited. If that can be overcome, the country could capitalise on masses of untapped potential and expand its reach

With its private pensions system, unique credentials and rapid economic growth, Peru has been drawing in pension fund managers from across the globe as they look to capitalise on the country’s substantial potential. Nevertheless, that potential is curre...

A beacon for the region, South Africa’s retirement sector has even greater heights to reach as various social and industry challenges are overcome

South Africa’s retirement industry strengthens

A beacon for the region, South Africa’s retirement sector has even greater heights to reach as various social and industry challenges are overcome

Despite its growth in recent years, South Africa’s retirement sector faces various challenges – both old and new. By understanding the changing culture of employment and financial discipline, industry leaders, such as Johannesburg-based Sentinel Retir...

HSBC on tackling Brazil’s retirement plan deficit

Over the past 10 years, HSBC has been commissioning independent research to better understand concerns about retirement savings. As a result, greater support is available to those seeking assistance

Since 2005, HSBC has been looking in-depth at retirement, and how pre-retirees are able to save in today’s market. The bank’s research is based on a nationally representative survey of 1,001 people into understanding and supporting all retirement plan...

Pension plans in Jamaica are changing, with plenty of potential going forward. This has been spearheaded in large part by innovative businesses such as NCB Insurance Company

NCB adapts to Jamaica’s reformed pensions sector

Pension plans in Jamaica are changing, with plenty of potential going forward. This has been spearheaded in large part by innovative businesses such as NCB Insurance Company

A sharpened focus on Jamaica’s pensions sector has brought with it a wave of improvements, as the government has taken major strides towards implementing a regulatory framework for private pension plans. Beginning with the passage of the Pensions Act, t...

A promising year for pension funds

As coverage in emerging economies grows, pension funds across the world are embracing innovation in order to adapt to economic challenges. In the Pension Fund Awards 2015, we celebrate those paving the way for a prosperous future

If 2014 was a big year for pension funds, 2015 looks set to be even bigger. As countries across the globe continue to recover from the financial crisis, funds across nations at all stages of development are capitalising on new opportunities and increased ...

World Finance speaks to Michael Schweitzer, Global Head of Sales and Distribution at HSBC to discuss what its latest report means for pensioners

HSBC retirement report: onus now on individuals to prepare

World Finance speaks to Michael Schweitzer, Global Head of Sales and Distribution at HSBC to discuss what its latest report means for pensioners

Bleak news for the world's savers: the long-term impact of the global economic downturn will be felt for many decades, according to a new report by HSBC. Despite encouraging signs of recovery, the longer-term impact of the crisis will cause waves for mill...

Now is the time for Nordic pension innovation, says Nordea Liv

Norway’s leading pensions provider, Nordea Liv, is not resting on its laurels, but forging ahead with a swathe of innovative new products

The pensions industry in Norway has experienced a rapid surge in recent years, thanks in large part to the healthy economic performance of a country bolstered by a vast amount of oil. Although Norwegians enjoy a generous provision of pensions compared to ...

Pension reforms in Britain aim to copy a 70-year-old system that works well in the Netherlands. But will its implementation prove as successful today?

Will copying the Dutch pension system help the UK?

Pension reforms in Britain aim to copy a 70-year-old system that works well in the Netherlands. But will its implementation prove as successful today?

Dutch Space is a corporation that manufactures advanced products that, among other things, helped put the Vega rocket into the upper atmosphere. In May, the Netherlands-based company, a division of the giant EADS Astrium aerospace group, sent its own rock...

Years of unfulfilled pension promises have created a $1trn funding gap that is only now beginning to close

Pension funding gaps cause turmoil throughout America

Years of unfulfilled pension promises have created a $1trn funding gap that is only now beginning to close

Once an economic powerhouse of American industry, the city of Detroit is today little more than a hulking shell of its former self. This is a city that, in its heyday, was America’s fifth-largest, home to 1.8 million citizens and the birthplace of the A...

World Finance interviews Alfredo Lalia, CEO of HSBC Insurance Brasil, on the growth of the Brazilian private pension industry

Alfredo Lalia on the Brazilian private pension industry | HSBC Insurance Brasil | Video

World Finance interviews Alfredo Lalia, CEO of HSBC Insurance Brasil, on the growth of the Brazilian private pension industry

Brazil's private pension industry grew 10 percent last year, with premiums now worth BRL 21bn. With the public pension deficit at BRL 50bn, there's a big gap in pension provision that the private sector can capitalise on. Alfredo Lalia, CEO of HSBC Insura...

World Finance interviews Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research at Hargreaves Lansdown, about the impact of the FCA pension report on the insurance market

FCA pension report leaves insurance market reeling | Video

World Finance interviews Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research at Hargreaves Lansdown, about the impact of the FCA pension report on the insurance market

The rip-off pension enquiry report that led to a massive destabilisation of insurers is continuing to rock the industry. But is putting more power in the hands of the public really the right move? And who stands to gain the most? Head of Pensions Research...

Sentinel Retirement Fund: ‘informal pensions problematic’

Sentinel Retirement Fund is looking to spearhead industry improvements in South Africa by ensuring clients are made more aware of the risks they’re exposed to in the pensions market

Institutions are subjected to intense scrutiny with regards to how they invest money responsibly. While this is very much the case for the entire financial spectrum, it is especially pertinent in the case of pension funds, given that they harbour the prec...

Prima AFP quickly adapts as Peru pension reforms go ahead

Creating a modern pension system is an inevitable yet crucial step in the development of any economy. As Peru’s continues to soar, its pension industry is undergoing some much-needed changes

For Peru, a country that has been enjoying rapid economic growth in recent years, the step in pension reforms is regarded as long overdue. One of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Peru’s pension industry was formed in 1992. An update of these ref...

Canada’s pension fund TPP encourages risk-sharing

Diversifying risk strategy has reaped great rewards for one of Canada’s largest pension funds, the British Columbia Teachers’ Pension Plan

Although nobody squirrelling away their income into pension funds wants to see their savings invested in risky assets, a certain level of risk is necessary in order to get the best possible return for customers. In order to avoid any serious pitfalls, man...

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