Pension fund asset levels in most countries continued to show strong growth throughout 2010, returning almost to pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report. Both economic and financial indicators showed signs of further recovery but the outlook for future economic growth in developed economies remains uncertain and sluggish.
This roundtable focused on the role of insurance and private pension systems in fostering economic growth, including infrastructure development, innovation, and green growth.
This seminar focused on designing defined-contribution (DC) pension plans, linking the accumulation and payout phases, designing the payout phase of pension systems and annuities and longevity risk.
This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.
This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.
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Discussions at this conference focused on how financial reforms should provide a better, sustainable balance between stability and growth and how measures to strengthen the savings-investment channel should foster sustainable growth and development.
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This article examines the impact of labour, financial and demographic risks on retirement income from DC pension plans, with a special emphasis on labour-market risk.
These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.
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This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.
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This paper provides a detailed chronological account of the governance-cum-management reform of National Pension Fund in Korea and analyzes its success factors, drawing lessons for other countries. A review of the current governance structures with the fund versus OECD guidelines and international good practice is also provided, along with suggestions for further reform.