Institutional investors (investment funds, insurance companies and pension funds) are major collectors of savings and suppliers of funds to financial markets. Their role as financial intermediaries and their impact on investment strategies have grown significantly over recent years along with deregulation and globalisation of financial markets.
This publication provides a unique set of statistics that reflect the level and
House prices have increased significantly in Canada over the past decade, driving household debt and residential construction activity to historical highs.
At a time when many governments are looking to encourage private investment in infrastructure to bridge the infrastructure financing gap, this paper compares the experience of pension funds in Canada and Australia, looking at infrastructure policies, the pension system, investment strategies, asset allocation and governance of pension funds.
This conference focused on how we can help individuals improve their financial knowledge and the way they manage their personal finances.
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.
This working paper uses a variety of empirical methods to examine the apparent differences in monetary policy stances as between the United States and other G7 economies.
Given their ageing populations, OECD countries are beginning to re-examine the balance between public and private provisions for income in retirement. There is considerable interest in increasing the contribution from private sources. However, wh...