Working Papers


  • 29-March-2010

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    Working Paper 38: Managing investment risk in defined benefit pension funds

    This paper inquires into the forces that drive the practice of risk management at defined benefit (DB) pension funds in Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States in the aftermath of the perfect pension storm. First, pension funds’ risk management is grounded in the context of the development of modern risk management in the financial industry more general. Second, focusing solely on single-employer sponsored DB

  • 24-March-2010

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    Working Paper 41: Policy Action in Private Occupational Pensions in Japan since the Economic Crisis of the 1990s

    The public pension system of Japan provides coverage for all, irrespective of occupation and income. Corporate pension plans provide additional benefits over the public pension in order to meet the diversified financial needs in retirement and play a key role in enriching people’s life after retirement.The majority of corporate pensions in Japan are defined-benefit type. Consequently, a great amount of attention is paid to benefit

  • 24-March-2010

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    Framework for the development of financial literacy baseline surveys - OECD Working Papers on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.1

    This working paper provides draft good practice guidelines for the design of national financial literacy surveys and proposes guidelines for the design of a core set of good practice questions for embedding within any national surveys aimed at measuring financial literacy levels.

  • 18-February-2010

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    Working Paper 40: Pension Funds’ Risk-management Framework: Regulation and Supervisory Oversight

    Drawing on the experience of the pensions and other financial sectors, this paper examines what sort of risk-management framework pension funds should have in place. Such frameworks are broken down into four main categories: management oversight and culture; strategy and risk assessment; control systems; and information and reporting. Ways in which supervisory authorities can check that such systems are operating are also considered,

  • 20-July-2009

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    Investment Regulations and Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions, No.37

    This paper assesses the impact of different quantitative approaches to regulate investment risk on the retirement income stemming from defined contribution (DC) pension plans. It looks at how such regulations affect the spectrum of investment policies available and, through this channel, how they affect the retirement income that an individual may expect from a DC pension plan.

  • 30-June-2009

    English, Excel, 679kb

    Financial Education and the Crisis: Policy Paper and Guidance

    Financial Education and the Crisis: Policy Paper and Guidance, OECD 2009

  • 21-April-2009

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    Working Paper 35: Defined-Contribution (DC) arrangements in Anglo-Saxon countries

    This paper provides a comparative analysis of defined contribution (DC) pension systems in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • 21-April-2009

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    Working Paper 36: Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

    This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions.

  • 31-March-2009

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    Working Paper 34: Evaluating the Design of Private Pension Plans: Costs and Benefits of Risk-Sharing

    The principal purpose of this paper is to analyse the trade-off between the uncertainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements.

  • 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.

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