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3-September-2010

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Competition, Concentration and Stability in the Banking Sector - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

Is financial stability enhanced or weakened by competition? This proceedings addresses the link between concentration and competition in the financial sector. It includes reports from Australia, Bulgaria, Chile, Egypt, the European Commission, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, South Africa, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United

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13-August-2010

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Finance, business and the crisis

Read about OECD efforts to help governments improve the domestic and global policies that affect business and markets in the wake of the global economic crisis.

13-August-2010

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The EU Stress Test and Sovereign Debt Exposures, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.4

This paper shows that most sovereign debt is held on the banking books of banks, whereas the EU stress test considered only their small trading book exposures. It discusses why sovereign debt held in the banking book cannot be ignored by investors and creditors, because of recovery values in the event of individual bank failures; and fiscal sustainability and structural competitiveness issues which mean the market cannot give a zero

22-July-2010

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The Impact of the Financial Crisis on Defined Benefit Plans and the Need for Counter-Cyclical Funding Regulations, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.3

This paper discusses the impact of the crisis on defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and the temporary responses taken by regulators to help ease financially strained plan sponsors. It presents suggestions to governments and policy makers for making funding regulations more counter-cyclical in nature. Such measures could strengthen the security of DB benefits and help to maintain DB plans for future workers.

16-July-2010

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The Design of Government Guarantees for Bank Bonds: Lessons from the Recent Financial Crisis

Government-guaranteed bank bonds have been an effective tool in avoiding the worst during the financial crisis. However, the pricing of the guarantees has created competitive distortions and the continued availability of such guarantees into 2010 may have reduced the pressure on some banks to address their weaknesses.

13-July-2010

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Pension Markets in Focus - No 7, July 2010

While pension funds have strengthened with the financial market rebound, OECD data show that pension fund assets in most countries have yet to recover to pre-crisis levels. Public pension reserve funds, however, have now fully made up for their crisis-related losses due to more conservative investment strategies.

13-July-2010

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Pension fund assets struggle to return to pre-crisis levels

While pension funds have strengthened with the financial market rebound, OECD data show that pension fund assets in most countries have yet to recover to pre-crisis levels. Public pension reserve funds, however, have now fully made for their crisis-related losses due to more conservative investment strategies.

7-June-2010

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Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.2

This paper assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase.

7-June-2010

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OECD-Bank of Italy Symposium on Financial Literacy: Improving Financial Education Efficiency

Discussions at this high-level event focused on financial literacy, behavioural economics and financial education and the importance of financial education in defined contribution pension schemes.

7-June-2010

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Retirement income may become a “lottery” unless default strategies are carefully designed

Working Paper: "Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans". Future retirees can expect dramatic fluctuations in fortunes between members of a cohort unless they adopt investment strategies that reduce the impact of market shocks. Similar strategies should also become the default for individuals who make no active investment choice.

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