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6-December-2011

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The financial industry in the new regulatory landscape

The financial market outlook and risks as well as the impact of regulatory reforms on the financial sector were the topics discussed at the October 2011 OECD Financial Roundtable. Concerns about the current situation in financial markets were centred on the sovereign debt and banking crisis in Europe and its repercussions in other parts of the world. Many participants felt that policy makers had not been doing enough to address the

6-December-2011

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Sovereign and banking sector debt: Interconnections through guarantees

This article focuses on the interconnections between the value of sovereign and banking debt that are created through sovereign guarantees for the bank debt. It proposes a method to price debt guarantees when the sovereign providing the guarantee can itself be risky.

6-December-2011

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Public guarantees on bank bonds: effectiveness and distortions

The government guarantees on bank bonds adopted in 2008 in many advanced economies to support the banking systems were broadly effective in resuming bank funding and preventing a credit crunch. The guarantees, however, also caused distortions in the cost of bank borrowing. Their reintroduction might help alleviate the current pressures on banks caused by the sovereign debt crisis, but the pricing mechanism should ensure a level

6-December-2011

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OECD/IOPS Good Practices on Pension Funds’ Use of Alternative Investments and Derivatives

The Good Practices reflect what pension regulatory and supervisory authorities usually expect to examine when assessing the risk management of pension funds that use alternative investments and derivatives. The Good Practices outline how supervisors should oversee such investments and suggest possible regulatory controls. The character of the Good Practices emphasizes the overriding principle that it is the responsibility of pension

28-November-2011

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Improving financial education efficiency

This symposium proceedings examines three aspects of financial education: monitoring and evaluation, use of behavioral economics, and financial literacy and defined contribution pension plans.

16-November-2011

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Pension Funds Investment in Infrastructure: Policy Actions

Policy actions proposed in this paper are based on initial OECD research undertaken and are intended to generate debate and discussion. Further research is planned on these topics within the framework of the project on institutional investors and long term investment. OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.13.

4-November-2011

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G20 Leaders Summit: Financial Regulation Session

At this Financial Regulation Session of the G20 Leaders Summit, M. Gurría spoke of 'a comprehensive reform of the international financial architecture that should include financial inclusion, protection and education'.

3-November-2011

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The Potential Impact of Banking Crises on Public Finances: An Assessment of Selected EU Countries Using SYMBOL

The report assess the potential impact of a crisis in the banking sector on public finances in four selected EU Member States and finds that in two of them governments are likely to have to cover losses generated in the banking system.

3-November-2011

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The Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation in Germany: From Rescuing to Restructuring

While neither the legal nor institutional framework in Germany were adequate for dealing with stressed banks in the recent financial crisis, the newly established Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation fills that gap. Initially focusing on rescuing banks, that agency now focuses on restructuring them.

2-November-2011

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The Macro-Prudential Authority: Powers, Scope and Accountability

The macro-prudential authority is being adopted by monetary policy authorities as a means to limit systemic financial risks in the light of weaknesses revealed by the crisis. This article outlines the powers, scope and accountability that should characterise the macro-prudential authority.

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