This OECD-UNEP COP21 session will explore whether the governance of institutional investments, including in particular any applicable fiduciary standards, adequately considers climate change-related risks and green finance opportunities, and whether guidelines may be needed in this area to support investment decision-making.
Financial Market Trends focuses on financial markets and structural issues in the financial sector. This includes financial market regulation, bond markets and public debt management, insurance and private pensions, as well as financial statistics.
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.
Paris, 19-20 November 2015: Bringing together senior executives representing the world’s largest institutional investors, senior policy makers and regulators, debates focused on issues affecting long-term investment, including: asset allocation concepts; regulation; governance; energy and natural resources; and, brownfield and greenfield infrastructure.
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SMEs are important engines of innovation, growth, job creation and social cohesion. However, they can only reach their full potential if they obtain the finance necessary to start, sustain and grow their business. These voluntary principles provide broad guidelines on how to enhance access by SMEs to finance to help increase the contribution of SMEs to resilient and inclusive growth.
This annual report on pensions markets reviews trends in the financial performance of pension funds, including investment returns and asset allocation. The 2015 edition also includes analysis of the extent to which data available show whether pension funds are involved in a “search for yield”.
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This taxonomy maps out the investment options available to private investors and the instruments and incentives available to attract private sector investment in infrastructure.
Adrian Blundell-Wignall is the Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Financial Markets and Director in the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the OECD.
Launched in 2014, this project will review the cost effectiveness of tax and other financial incentives, as well as assess the more efficient ways of using public money to increase savings for retirement, retirement income and replacement rates.
These reports assess national pension systems on the basis of OECD best practices in pension design and present various proposals to help improve and guarantee their sustainbility in the long term.