Pension funds could play greater role in infrastructure financing - BBVA Research

Monday, December 5, 2011

Latin American pension funds could play a greater role in financing infrastructure projects in the region and help to contribute to sustainable economic growth, according to a report from BBVA Research .

In Chile, for example, investments in infrastructure amount to 10.3% of pension funds' total investment portfolio.

Increasing this type of infrastructure financing in the region could be achieved through changes to socioeconomic cost-benefit analysis processes, more transparent project bidding, decreased bureaucracy and regulatory adaptation to facilitate pension fund investments, the report said.

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For the full report, in Spanish, go to this link