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Windsor, Conn., April 4, 2017 – Carlos Gomez, senior fellow and board member, International Center for Pension Reform, will present at the inaugural LIMRA LOMA Latin American Retirement Conference on May 4-5, 2017, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gomez will give an overview of Chile’s current retirement system and discuss lessons learned that helped Chile successfully accumulate and invest $220 billion, 80 percent of Chile's GDP, that fund managers invested in the expansion and modernization of companies in both Chile and abroad.

According to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute research, only 15 percent of Latin American pre-retirees and eight percent of retirees are using individual retirement investment accounts (IRAs) to fund retirement. But due to the success of its new pension system, Chile’s per capita income has increased six-fold, from $4,000 in 1975 to $24,000 in 2016.

“The world is quickly becoming a super-aged society, and current retirement planning is insufficient on a status-quo basis," said Thad Burr, director, business planning and information, LIMRA and LOMA International Operations. "This conference offers a chance to debate, learn and react profitably to this changing panorama."

The conference will provide an overview of both U.S. and Latin American markets with sessions featuring:

Other speakers include José María Fanelli, Ph.D., professor, University of San Andrés & the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), and Augusto Iglesias Palau, partner, PrimAmérica Consultores.

The 2017 LIMRA LOMA Latin American Retirement Conference has been organized in partnership with AVIRA (Asociación de Aseguradores de Vida y Retiro de la República Argentina), in response to the great interest and requests from financial service executives looking to receive more information related to voluntary savings programs—particularly the opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned from countries that are currently offering this system.

Members of the press are welcome to attend the event at no cost. Please email media contacts below for more details.

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LIMRA, a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization, is the trusted source of industry knowledge, helping more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 64 countries. Visit LIMRA at www.limra.com.

About LOMA

LOMA is committed to business partnerships with its over 1,200 world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry. Our goal is to improve company management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. www.loma.org

About AVIRA

AVIRA (Asociación de Aseguradores de Vida y Retiro de la República Argentina) promotes life and retirement insurance and long-term investments, while fighting against illegal life and retirement insurance marketed in Argentina.  www.avira.org.ar

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