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23-June-2009

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Evaluating Risk Sharing in Private Pension Plans

The principal purpose of this article is to analyse the trade-off between the (un)certainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements. The article employs the funding ratio (ratio of assets to liabilities) and the replacement rate (ratio of benefits to salaries) as key criteria for evaluating the risk sharing characteristics of a private pension plan from the

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23-June-2009

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OECD Forum 2009; The Crisis and Beyond: For a stronger, cleaner, fairer economy - The financial crisis and the requirements of reform

The problems the world faces in dealing with the current finanical crisis are far from over. This speech addresses where we are in this process and how optimistic we can be. It was prepared for the session on Restoring Confidence in Financial Systems at the 2009 OECD Forum: The Crisis and Beyond: For a stronger, cleaner, fairer economy.

23-June-2009

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Financial Literacy and Consumer Protection: Overlooked Aspects of the Crisis

This book proposes policy actions related to the protection and awareness of financial consumers in light of the financial crisis, especially through the Recommendation on Good Practices on Financial Education and Awareness Relating to Credit.

22-June-2009

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Paris Conference for Long-Term Value and Economic Stability

In his introductory remarks at the Paris Conference for Long-Term Value & Economic Stability, Angel Gurría talks about the importance of long-term investments and their capacity to help to bring back confidence and to achieve long-term sustainable development throughout the world

19-June-2009

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Policy Statement on Bribery in International Business Transactions

On 19 June 2009, the 38 countries party to the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public officials in International Business Transactions adopted a Policy Statement on Bribery in International Business Transactions, reaffirming the importance of the Convention and its implementation.

18-June-2009

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Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Crisis

This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce

17-June-2009

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Corporate governance and the financial crisis - questions and answers

Mats Isaksson answers questions about the corporate governance failures thrown up by the crisis in areas like executive pay and risk management and what needs to be done.

17-June-2009

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Competition and financial markets: issues in the current financial crisis

The OECD’s Competition Committee debated competition issues in the currentfinancial crisis on 17-18 February 2009. Participants included senior competitionofficials, current and former financial markets regulators, leading academics andrepresentatives of the business community. This document presents two keydocuments from that event: an Executive Summary which draws on the debate andthe written materials and the Background Paper for

16-June-2009

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Corporate Governance and the Financial Crisis: Key Findings and Main Messages

This report aims to further advance the action plan on corporate governance and the financial crisis. Following an analysis of major corporate governance weaknesses using the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance.It provides a set of key findings and main messages These findings will provide the basis for a set of recommendations to be issued towards the end of 2009.

16-June-2009

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Competition and Financial Markets

The financial sector is vulnerable to systemic loss of trust. The current crisis resulted from failures in financial market regulation, not failure of competition. Competition and stability can co-exist in the financial sector: more competitive market structures promote stability by reducing the number of banks that are “too big to fail”. Competition helps make the financial sector efficient and ensure that rescue and stimulus

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