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Traditionally, bond insurers have provided guarantees of payments on municipalbonds, where defaults have been very limited. But since the late 1990s they havebecome increasingly involved as guarantors of elements of various structuredfinancial products: in particular, the credit enhancements provided by theseentities have played an important role in making securities based on sub-primeloans attractive to a wide range of investors. It
Discussions at the Tokyo Roundtable focused on the implications of the current financial market turmoil, enhancing regulatory framework, bond markets, equity markets, roles of capital market in infrastructure financing and corporate governance and capital market developments
This report reviews the economic consequences of ageing populations for financial markets and recommends that governments help facilitate development of financial instruments to support retirement savings and pensions.
This book, the first major study of financial education at the international level, contributes to the development of consumer financial literacy by providing information to policymakers on effective financial education programmes.
Organised by OECD and IOPS, this conference took place on 27-28 April 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 3-4 May 2004. This conference focused on personal pension plans and their interaction with insurance and financial markets, particularly the institutional structure of the supervisory agencies...
Manila, Philippines, 30 March–1 April 2004. Organised by the ADB and the OECD under the aegis of the INPRS, this conference discussed issues relevant to the regulation and supervision of private pensions and insurance companies.
19-20 November 2003, Tokyo, Japan. Established in 1999, the Tokyo Roundtable offers an annual forum for discussion on specific topics of interest from the viewpoint of capital market reform in Asia.
10-11 July 2003, San Jose, Costa Rica. This conference focused on major regulatory and supervisory issues relevant to private pension systems in Latin America, particularly AIOS members, and in the OECD member countries.
29-30 May, Hyderabad, India. The objective of this meeting was to pursue dialogue on major policy issues related to the private pension reform, regulation and supervision in the Asia-Pacific region.