Could AFPs invest in Chilean public works concessions?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Chilean authorities may allow private sector pension fund managers (AFPs) to invest in public works concessions.

The ministry of public works (MOP) is exploring the proposal, which would require regulatory changes, Diario Financiero said in a report.

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The newspaper cites Chile's concessions coordinator, who said the plan would be for AFPs to finance highway and airport projects.

Earlier in the week, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced new concessions for US$6bn-8bn to boost a weakening economy.