Key Findings Details
Investor Behavior and Fund Performance under a Privatized Retirement Accounts System: Evidence from Chile
Elena Krasnokutskaya and Petra Todd
- Low participation in the Chilean pension system, which is mandatory only for full-time workers in the formal sector, is due in part to the large informal sector of the economy.
- Regulation requiring that pension fund administrators deliver a return within 2 percent of the industry average encourages more risk taking than if portfolio risk were regulated.
- Fewer people also participate in the pension plan because of the risk taking by pension firms.
- Older and younger individuals are more averse to risk.
- The market is efficiently served by more than one firm.