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30-September-2011

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Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives and its Implications for Sovereign Debt Management Practices, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.1

This report analyses the possible implications for public debt management practices arising from regulatory changes for over the counter derivatives (OTCD) that are being developed worldwide to strengthen the resiliency of the financial system. Many OECD sovereigns use OTCD in their debt management activities (mainly interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps).

30-September-2011

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Evaluation of minimum return guarantees in defined contribution pension plans

The Working Paper “The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions” argues that, while there is a clear need to better protect retirement income from financial market volatility, the costs and benefits of investment return guarantees should be carefully evaluated.

30-September-2011

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The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.11

This paper examines the role of guarantees in DC pension plans, in particular minimum investment return guarantees during the accumulation phase. The main goal is to assess the cost and benefits of different return guarantees. The report uses a stochastic financial market model where guarantee claims are calculated as a financial derivative in a financial market framework (like e.g. the valuation of a put option). In this context, the

30-September-2011

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Principles and Trade-Offs When Making Issuance Choices in the UK, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.2

The paper argues that judgements play an important role in determining appropriate trade-offs when making issuance choices. The result of the determination of cost and risk factors and judgements about trade-offs is usually a relatively balanced issuance split across the maturity spectrum, along both the nominal and real yield curves.

5-September-2011

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Creating a better business environment for financing business, innovation and green growth

This article explains the European Investment Bank Group’s role in creating a better environment for financing business, innovation and green growth and provides examples of ways that the financing of innovation can be improved against the backdrop of a flexible, business-oriented EU framework.<

5-September-2011

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Global SIFIs, derivatives and financial stability

Financial policy reforms urgently need to address containing the huge risks taken by the SIFIs that encompass the global derivatives business. This paper analyses the global derivatives business and makes recommendations for policy reforms that encourage financial stability.

5-September-2011

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Financing future growth: the need for financial innovations

This article underlines the need for long-term investors to finance growth and the need to create instruments better suited to their needs, particularly in the context of the recent regulatory changes.

5-September-2011

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The economic impact of protracted low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies

This article discusses selected issues regarding the impact of protracted periods of low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies.

5-September-2011

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Infrastructure needs and pension investments: creating the perfect match

Infrastructure investments could be the “perfect match” for a portion of pension savings. This article contends that link between the capital at hand and its accessibility for infrastructure investments needs to be improved.

5-September-2011

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OECD statistical yearbook on African central government debt: summary and overview

The OECD Statistical Yearbook on African Central Government Debt provides comprehensive quantitative information on African central government debt instruments, including both marketable and non-marketable debt.

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