The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper presents a technical note on Mexico's Financial Sector Assessment Program update. The Mexican experience displays interesting characteristics that provide lessons for other countries that still need to design the decumulation phase of their newly established second pillars. The rationale for the choice of specialized annuity providers has been, on the one hand, to avoid the contagion effect from composite life and nonlife insurance companies operating annuities, and on the other hand, the implicit government guarantee associated with a benefit provision for which participation has been mandated by the federal government.