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Chile’s President Announces Reform to Fix Pension Crisis

  • President Boric unveils an ambitious pension reform plan
  • Changes to reduce role of AFPs that manage $150 billion
Gabriel Boric

Gabriel Boric

Photographer: Kyle Grillot/Bloomberg
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President Gabriel Boric unveiled plans for a major overhaul of Chile’s pension system, introducing the state as co-administrator of private savings and drastically changing the program that has underpinned the nation’s capitals markets for four decades.

The new plan would force employers to pay an additional 6% of their employees’ wages to a publicly-run social security system to improve current and future retirement payments for the poor. That will be on top of the 10% people already pay into individual savings accounts.