This publication highlights the challenges, priorities and tangible benefits of adopting leading corporate governance practices in the Latin American region. It offers a first look at Latin American company results during the recent period of financial crisis, showing that firms recognised for better corporate governance practices suffered less damage than average listed Latin American companies. It also provides empirical research
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Abusive related party transactions – where a party in control of a company enters into a transaction to the detriment of non controlling shareholders – are one of the biggest corporate governance challenges facing the Asian business landscape. This publication provides options for monitoring and curbing such abusive related party transactions, focusing on disclosure and the board/shareholders approval system. It also looks into the
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This paper provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. It was developed jointly by the OECD and the IAIS.
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This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce
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This report aims to further advance the action plan on corporate governance and the financial crisis. Following an analysis of major corporate governance weaknesses using the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.It provides a set of key findings and main messages These findings will provide the basis for a set of recommendations to be issued towards the end of 2009.
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The main purpose of this paper is to discuss the impact of the changing ownership of stock exchanges on the corporate governance of listed companies.
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The OECD is undertaking a review of the role of corporate governance in the financial crisis, focusing on monitoring, implementation and enforcement of standards and codes, as well as specific areas for improvement. An important part of this programme is to engage and seek advice from key stakeholders.
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This paper portrays a picture of Corporate Governance in The United Kingdom, the United States of America and France in the banking sector being severely challenged in an extreme Financial Crisis that has seen household banking names run into trouble, some to fail and others to be taken into various degrees of national ownership. Corporate Governance is stretched to the extent that it is distressed and has been unable to cope with the
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The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent