Financial markets

Financial Market Trends No. 95 to be released on Thursday 8 January


06/01/2009 - The OECD will release Financial Market Trends No. 95 on the OECD's password-protected website at 11.00 a.m. Paris time (10.00 a.m. GMT) on Thursday 8 January 2009 for immediate release (in English only).

The current issue focuses on the causes and policy issues raised by the financial market crisis. It also contains articles on ageing, pensions and financial markets, as well as new statistical releases on household wealth and institutional investors’ assets.
Part I: Current Issues in Financial Markets: Financial Turmoil

The Current Financial Crisis: Causes and Policy Issues
Lessons from the Financial Market Turmoil: Challenges Ahead for the Financial Industry And Policy Makers
Financial Crisis: Deposit Insurance and Related Financial Safety Net Aspects (article released on 18 December 2008)
Resolutions of Weak Institutions: Lessons Learned From Previous Crises

Part II: Pensions, Ageing and Financial Markets

Ageing and the Payout Phase of Pensions, Annuities and Financial Markets (summary/overview paper on high-level ageing and financial markets conference)
Challenges for Financial Intermediaries Offering Asset Decumulation Products
Revisiting the Asset Meltdown Hypothesis
Pension Fund Governance - Challenges and Potential Solutions

Part III: Debt Management, Bond Markets and Financial Statistics

Secondary Market Liquidity in Domestic Debt Markets: Key Policy Conclusions
Households’ Wealth Composition Across OECD Countries and Financial Risks Borne by Households
Recent Trends in Institutional Investors Statistics
Please note that executive summaries of each article, plus the overview of recent financial trends, are also available in French  (on-line only).
Practical information
Journalists in Asia/Pacific time zones will be allowed advance access, on request, to an electronic version of the report by e-mail under embargo 12 hours ahead of release time. Journalists in other time-zones will be allowed advance access to an e-mail version 4 hours ahead of release time. The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to , OECD Media Division.

For further information journalist may contact Gert Wehinger (mailto: gert.wehinger @ at the OECD’s Financial Affairs Division.


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