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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.

4-March-2009

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Frequently Asked Questions - Pensions and the crisis

What impact has the crisis had on pensions?

Who is affected?

What can be done?

2-March-2009

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10th Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia

2-3 March 2009, Tokyo, Japan. This event focused on the impact of the global financial crisis on Asia and the Asian response, as well as the implications of current market turmoil on stock and bond markets and unregulated entities; products and markets; financial education and awareness; regulatory efficiency and corporate governance.

27-February-2009

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Corporate Governance Lessons from the Financial Crisis

The Report examines the experience of a number of financial institutions and concludes that the financial crisis can be to an important extent attributed to failures and weaknesses in corporate governance arrangements. The risk management systems have failed in many cases due to corporate governance procedures rather than technical problems. Remuneration systems have amplified such risk management weaknesses. The responsibility for

19-February-2009

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Working Paper 33: Licensing Regulation and the Supervisory Structure of Private Pensions: International Experience and Implications for China

In this paper we review the legal framework of private pension fund regulation and supervision in economies, including Australia, Chile, Hong Kong China, Poland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

16-February-2009

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OECD’s Gurría welcomes G7 move to establish set of ethical principles on global business

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the decision by G7 Finance Ministers to work towards setting up a set of common principles on integrity, transparency and propriety in global financial and business transactions.

12-February-2009

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OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008

Private Pensions Outlook 2008 focuses on the implications for pensions and private pensions policy of the financial crisis, in-depth, international analyses of private pension arrangements across OECD and selected non-OECD countries, the role of pension funds and public pension reserve funds which complement the financing of social security systems.

12-February-2009

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Despite the crisis, private pensions are needed more than ever before, OECD says

According to the new OECD Private Pensions Outlook workers are rightly worried about the fall in the value of the private pension savings and there is growing pressure on governments to act. The OECD estimates that the loss in private pension assets in the year to December 2008 has increased to US$ 5.4 trillion, up from US$ 5 trillion until October. The average pension fund had a negative rate of return of 23 percent over the year.

30-January-2009

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Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.

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