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This article discusses the new “investment culture” and the benefits of long-term investing for growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and regulatory and other barriers that impede such investment.
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One of the lessons learned from the last financial crisis is the underpricing of risk and lack of transparency drove the dynamics of the financial crisis. Challenging tasks ahead include improving governance and reducing excessive risk-taking and transparent remuneration plans.
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This article discusses the demand for long-term investment in mature and emerging countries for financing infrastructure, innovation, education, growth and environmental programmes.
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Active long-term investors are essential for economic growth and well-functioning financial markets. Innovative financial instruments and fiscal incentives will be necessary and develop a new “investment culture”.
Transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy will require significant investment by private sources of capital. Pension funds and other institutional investors can play an important role to play in financing green growth initiatives. This paper examines some of the initiatives that are currently under way around the world to assist and encourage pension funds to help finance green growth.
This report examines the interplay between banking competition and financial stability, taking into account the consequences of the recent global crisis and the policy responses it provoked.
The recent financial crisis has left a hole in the public finances of many countries. Yet, with the right preparation, governments may have been better placed to fund that gap. This holds lessons for future crisis resolution strategies.
This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.
This paper proposes a framework to help policymakers think about how best develop a national strategy to hedge against the massive economic burden of extreme events that could hit their country tomorrow, focusing specifically on the role that risk transfer mechanisms alternative to traditional insurance can play.
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Discussions at this conference focused on how financial reforms should provide a better, sustainable balance between stability and growth and how measures to strengthen the savings-investment channel should foster sustainable growth and development.