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5-May-2009

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Retirement Saving and the Payout Phase: how to get there and how to get the most out of it

In the wake of a dramatic financial crisis and with the first waves of baby boomers approaching retirement we hardly need to think about how best arrive at the pension funds’ payout phase. This paper argues that there is a urgent need to raise retirement saving, to reduce defined contribution plan members’ exposure to investment risks and to provide the financial industry with cheap and safe payout instruments. These challenges are

26-April-2009

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Latin America: 10th OECD-IAIS-ASSAL Conference on Insurance Regulation and Supervision

This conference focused on corporate governance of insurance companies, the role of financial intermediaries in financial education and annuities and pension.

25-April-2009

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Statement by OECD Secretary-General to the International Monetary and Financial Committee

In the midst of the deepest and most synchronised recession in our lifetimes, OECD's Gurría encourages a policy response which addresses the social impact of the crisis and repairs the financial system.

21-April-2009

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Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

The current financial crisis has had a major impact on global pension assets, with the OECD estimating declines of $5.4tn (over 20%) at the end of 2008. This is putting pressure on funding levels for defined benefit (DB) pension plans, and has served a severe blow to members of defined contribution (DC) plans close to retirement, denting confidence in many DC systems. This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic

21-April-2009

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Working Paper 36: Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions.

21-April-2009

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Working Paper 35: Defined-Contribution (DC) arrangements in Anglo-Saxon countries

This paper provides a comparative analysis of defined contribution (DC) pension systems in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

2-April-2009

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Finance, competition and governance: Strategies to phase out emergency measures

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

31-March-2009

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Working Paper 34: Evaluating the Design of Private Pension Plans: Costs and Benefits of Risk-Sharing

The principal purpose of this paper is to analyse the trade-off between the uncertainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements.

23-March-2009

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Pensions and the crisis

Fiona Stewart discusses the impact of the crisis on pensions funds and what needs to be done.

16-March-2009

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Public Consultation: Draft IAIS-OECD Issues Paper on Insurer Corporate Governance

The IAIS-OECD issues paper on insurer corporate governance provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. Comments received were considered in the preparation of a final version of the issues paper.

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