The Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (JPEF), the only academic journal focusing on the economics and finance of pensions and retirement income programs, announces a new editorial structure and a broadening of its mission effective January 2010. Since 2002, the JPEF has provided an invaluable and influential forum for original research and international policy debate in the pensions area.
The OECD has established a set of key principles to guide financial policy makers as they look to fundamental reform that will achieve strong, resilient financial systems that play their part in driving economic growth. Among the issues they address are the need for increased transparency, more effective surveillance and greater accountability to the public.
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This document contains the text of the OECD Recommendation and Principles adopted by the OECD Council on 3 December 2010.
The OECD has established a set of key principles to guide financial policy makers as they look to fundamental reform that will achieve strong, resilient financial systems that play their part in driving economic growth.
Solange Berstein talks about what other countries can learn from Chile's pensions reforms of the past 12 months.
Organised in Paris back-to-back with the 19th Annual OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management, discussions focused on an exchange of information on ongoing activities regarding African Public Debt Management and Bond Markets.
Taking place in Paris, discussions at the Forum focused on the impact of the global financial crisis on funding needs and borrowing strategies in different regions, new policy challenges for Asian debt managers and urgent policy changes in the new borrowing landscape.
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This article argues that the expansion of existing and the introduction of new guarantees for financial institutions has been a key element of the policy response to the recent financial crisis. Essentially, the government expanded its role as the provider of the safety net for banks by adopting the function of a guarantor of last resort. Among the various policy response measures, the expansion of guarantees has the benefit of
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The paper discusses vulnerabilities in selected segments of the insurance sector and identifies specific issues related to the role of the insurance sector in the current financial crisis. The paper is part of a special report on the financial crisis and private pensions and insurance policies which will form part of the “OECD Strategic Response to the Crisis” and it provides a framework for the analysis in that report.
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The 6th issue of Pension Markets in Focus highlights the partial recovery in pension fund investment returns and funding ratios in the first half of 2009 compared to 2008.