Disasters present a broad range of human, social, financial, economic and environmental impacts, with potentially long-lasting, multi-generational effects. The financial management of these impacts is a key challenge for individuals and governments in developed and developing countries. The OECD supports the development of strategies for the financial management of natural and man-made disaster risks.
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In 2014, the Financial Stability Board (FSB), in collaboration with the IMF and OECD, prepared a report for G20 leaders that sought to assess the cross-border consistencies and global financial stability implications of structural banking reform measures. To further examine structural banking reform measures taken since 2008, the OECD circulated a survey. This report describes the outcome of this survey.
Adrian Blundell-Wignall is the Special Advisor to the OECD Secretary-General on Financial and Enterprise Affairs.
The OECD collects and analyses data on various insurance statistics such as the number of insurance companies and employees, insurance premiums and investments by insurance companies.
The articles in Financial Market Trends focus on trends, structural issues and developments in financial markets and the financial sector.
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This article provides an overview of the evolving investment strategies of insurers and identifies the opportunities and constraints they may face with respect to long-term investment activity. It investigates the extent to which changes in macroeconomic conditions, market developments and insurance regulation may affect the role of insurers in long-term investment financing.
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This article provides an overview of the analytical tools used by insurance regulators and supervisors for the purposes of market and macro-prudential surveillance. The article provides a point of reference on the use of analytical tools for market surveillance and is intended to inform the further development of the OECD Global Insurance Statistics framework.
The Global Pension Statistics Project measures and monitors the pension industry, allowing inter-country comparisons of current statistics and indicators on key aspects of retirement systems.
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This document contains the support note on diversification of financing instruments for SMEs. It was considered by G20 Finance and Central Bank Deputies at their meeting in Xiamen, China, who agreed to transmit it to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors and G20 Leaders at their July and September meetings, respectively.
In-depth analysis from the OECD addresses the financial market dimension of sovereign debt challenges to assist policy makers in designing, adopting, and implementing appropriate policies.