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  • 7-April-2014

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    OECD-Risklab-APG Workshop on pension fund regulation and long-term investment

    Held in Amsterdam on 7 April 2014, this workshop focused on: long-term pension investment strategies under risk-based regulation; riskiness and pro-cyclicality in pension asset allocation; and, regulatory challenges for long-term illiquid assets.

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  • 1-April-2014

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    The prudential regulation of financial institutions: why regulatory responses to the crisis might not prove sufficient

    This paper surveys recent international developments concerning the prudential regulation of financial institutions: banks, the shadow banking system and insurance companies. It concludes that, while substantial progress has been made, the global economy nevertheless remains vulnerable to possible future financial instability.

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  • 31-March-2014

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    Trust and the Wealth of Nations

    In the 17th arrondissement of Paris you can walk past a bust of the 19-20th century French writer, Tristan Bernard. It carries a maxim that always makes me smile, roughly translated: Only trust yourself and then not very much. ("Ne compter que sur soi-même et encore pas beaucoup. ") It is simple, but invites reflection on the staggering level of trust that each of us invests in countless fellow humans.

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  • 28-March-2014

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    OECD Sovereign Borrowing Outlook

    This report provides updates of trends and developments associated with sovereign borrowing requirements and debt levels from the perspective of public debt managers for the OECD area and country groupings.

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  • 28-March-2014

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    Sovereign borrowing set to fall in 2014, says OECD

    Borrowing operations by OECD governments are set to decrease, as their borrowing needs continue to decline, according to a new OECD report. Net borrowing needs are projected to fall from USD 2.0 trillion in 2013 to USD 1.5 trillion in 2014, the lowest level since 2007.

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  • 27-March-2014

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    Institutional investors and ownership engagement

    This article provides a framework for analysing the character and degree of ownership engagement by institutional investors. There are large differences in ownership engagement between different categories of institutional investors. There are also differences in ownership engagement within the same category of institutional investors such as hedge funds, investment funds, etc.

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  • 26-March-2014

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    Five decades at the heart of financial modernisation: The OECD and its Committee on Financial Markets

    This report shows how OECD’s work on financial markets, with the Committee on Financial Markets (CMF) at its core, has evolved over the past five decades. More than just a chronology, it attempts to explain and analyse the factors and dynamics that transformed financial markets and the work conducted in that area – thereby putting into perspective the challenges that lie ahead.

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  • 24-March-2014

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    Improving the monitoring of the value of implicit guarantees for bank debt

    The value of implicit guarantees has declined from its peak at the height of the financial crisis, which is consistent with progress made regarding the bank regulatory reform agenda, as one would expect that many of the reform measures imply a more limited value of implicit guarantees for bank debt. Implicit guarantees persist however and their value continues to be significant.

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  • 24-March-2014

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    SMEs and the credit crunch: Current financing difficulties, policy measures and a review of literature

    This article presents a brief overview of current financing difficulties for SMEs and policy measures to support SME lending during the crisis, and presents a literature review related to difficulties in SME’s access to finance during the crisis, against a background of a sharp decline in bank profitability and an erosion of bank capital that negatively affected lending.

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  • 13-March-2014

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    14th Tokyo Roundtable on Capital Market Reform in Asia

    Discussions at the 14th roundtable focussed on quantitative easing (QE) tapering to Asia, financial regulatory reforms, financial liberalisation and fragmenting growth, long-term investment for infrastructure, financial inclusion and disaster risk financing in insurance and financial markets.

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