Mexico Pension Reforms Boost Flexibility

Mexico Pension Reforms Boost Flexibility

Funds

Mexican pension regulator Consar has approved two changes to the investment regulations governing Mexico’s pension funds (Afores), allowing the funds more flexibility in volatile periods and more flexibility in equity investment, it says. Afores manage over $100bn in local assets. The first change is allowing the value at risk (VAR) limit the regulator places on the funds to adjust with market volatility. This aims to reduce the funds’ pro-cyclicality in crisis periods such as the end of 2008, w

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