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Title Financial sector dimensions of the Colombian pension system / Heinz Rudolph [and others]
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 76 pages) : illustrations
Series World Bank working paper, 1726-5878 ; no. 106
World Bank working paper ; no. 106. 1726-5878
Contents Abstract; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Overview of the Colombian Pension System; List of Tables; List of Boxes; List of Figures; 3. The Accumulation Phase of the FF System; 4. The Payout Phase of the FF System; 5. The Colombian Capital Market; 6. Recommendations; Appendixes; References
Summary This paper provides an assessment of the funded pension system and the quality of the regulatory framework for both accumulation and payout phase. It suggests that the lack of portfolio diversification may contribute in the future to low returns and poor pensions and provides a number of recommendation to expand the opportunities of investments to pension funds. The paper also finds that pension fund administrators are not exploiting the scale economies in certain areas of the business such as collection of revenues and account management, and propose mechanisms to reduce costs and increase efficiency through greater competition. The paper examines the products and options offered at the retirement age and finds a bias toward the payment of pensions in the form of lump sums and suggests alternatives for improving the availability of other instruments. Enhancements in the regulatory framework of insurance companies are also proposed
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Pension trusts -- Colombia.
Pensions -- Colombia.
Form Electronic book
Author Rudolph, Heinz P.
World Bank.
LC no. 2007298430
ISBN 0821371177
0821371185 (eISBN)
9780821371183 (eISBN)