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This conference focused on advancing and elevating the dialogue on financial education in the international arena, with a special focus on South East Asian economies, as well as sharing country-specific experiences in implementing financial education strategies, reviewing applied research and discussing best practices.
The OECD- IFEP Symposium on Financial Education: Financial education: a possible response to the financial crisis goals are to
- Highlight the importance of financial education at a global scale as one of the long-term possible response to the current financial crisis
- Share experiences and international good practices including OECD instruments on financial education
- Reinforce the awareness of the public and policy makers,
As the financial crisis deepens and spreads, a decisive policy action is needed to restore confidence and restart the flow of credit, according to Mr.Gurría.
These guidelines aim at setting international standards for the governance of private pension funds with a view to protecting people's pensions from mismanagement and fraud.
This book contains three reports focusing on different institutional approaches to the financial management of large-scale catastrophes in selected OECD and non-OECD countries, the role of risk mitigation and insurance in reducing the impact of natural disasters, and the importance of strategic leadership in the management of non-conventional crises.
This publication provides in-depth information on the regulation and supervision of voluntary and mandatory occupational pension plans as well as mandatory private pension schemes in 58 countries worldwide.
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Traditionally, bond insurers have provided guarantees of payments on municipalbonds, where defaults have been very limited. But since the late 1990s they havebecome increasingly involved as guarantors of elements of various structuredfinancial products: in particular, the credit enhancements provided by theseentities have played an important role in making securities based on sub-primeloans attractive to a wide range of investors. It
The Brazil/OECD International Conference was organised as a part of a series of international events to celebrate 30th anniversary of the National Secretariat of Pension Funds.
Adopted in March 2008, these Guidelines provide a framework for licensing regulations and the assessment of licensing applications from pension entities to determine whether or not they stand up to certain criteria: adequate governance structures, management in the best interest of plan members and other beneficiaries, financial security and performance of pension entities and maximimum operational efficiency.
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Many people have a poor understanding of the financial issues that affect their lives, according to OECD analysis. To help them, OECD countries have agreed new good practices on financial education relating to private pensions and insurance.