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Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are pools of assets owned and managed directly or indirectly by governments to achieve national objectives. These funds have raised concerns about financial stability, corporate governance and political interference and protectionism.This presentation by Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Yu-Wei Hu, and Juan Yermo was prepared for the Global Pension Summit which took place on 28-29 February 2008 at the Suzou Garden
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This report on the Seventh Examination of Members’ Reservations to the Insurance and Private Pensions Provisions of the Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations was approved by the OECD Council on 19 February 2008. The main results and conclusions relating to the seventh examination process are given in a Note by the Secretary-General. The full set of findings is presented in the accompanying report.
OECD countries have agreed on further liberalisation commitments in the areas of insurance and private pensions. The OECD Code of Liberalisation of Current Invisible Operations has been amended to broaden the insurance obligations of the Code and introduce new obligations on private pensions, thereby establishing a new, high standard for cross-border trade in insurance and private pensions services.
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These guidelines, approved as an OECD Recommendation by the Council, set out good practices in the area of pension funding and benefit security. They cover regulatory issues such as the valuation of pension liabilities, funding rules, the role of insolvency guarantee arrangements and creditor rights of pension plan beneficiaries in case of insolvency of the company that sponsors the pension plan.
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This document focuses on some key analytical and policy issues regarding investment choice by pension plan/fund members in occupational defined contribution and personal pension arrangements during the accumulation stage.
This Conference, convened under the auspices of Russia' G8 Presidency, was held in Moscow on 29-30 November 2006. The aim of the conference was to recognise the increased need for financial education in both developed and developing countries.
The OECD international seminar on "Pension Fund Regulation and Risk Management", sponsored by Risklab and Allianz Global Investors (AGI), was held back to back with the OECD Global Forum on Private Pensions in Istanbul, Turkey on 9 November 2006.
This conference, which took place in Santiago, Chile, on 29-30 March 2006 focused on an evaluation of the private pension system in Chile and the lessons that can be drawn from Chile’s experience for other countries.
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These guidelines, approved as an OECD Recommendation by the Council, set out good practices in the area of pension fund asset management. They cover regulatory issues such as the prudent person rule, the statement of investment policy, quantitative investment limits and valuation.
This report reviews the economic consequences of ageing populations for financial markets and recommends that governments help facilitate development of financial instruments to support retirement savings and pensions.