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  • 18-June-2009

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    Private Pensions and Policy Responses to the Crisis

    This report describes why occupational pensions play a major role in OECD countries and worldwide, complementing retirement income from state sources. Their financial importance is highlighted by the volume of assets they manage on behalf of plan members, USD 22 trillion at the end of 2008. Population ageing has also led many OECD countries to undertake a wide range of pension reforms – the overall effect of which has been to reduce

  • 25-May-2009

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  • 21-April-2009

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    Working Paper 35: Defined-Contribution (DC) arrangements in Anglo-Saxon countries

    This paper provides a comparative analysis of defined contribution (DC) pension systems in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • 21-April-2009

    English

    Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

    The current financial crisis has had a major impact on global pension assets, with the OECD estimating declines of $5.4tn (over 20%) at the end of 2008. This is putting pressure on funding levels for defined benefit (DB) pension plans, and has served a severe blow to members of defined contribution (DC) plans close to retirement, denting confidence in many DC systems. This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic

  • 21-April-2009

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    Working Paper 36: Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

    This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions.

  • 2-April-2009

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    Finance, competition and governance: Strategies to phase out emergency measures

    The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent

  • 31-March-2009

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    Working Paper 34: Evaluating the Design of Private Pension Plans: Costs and Benefits of Risk-Sharing

    The principal purpose of this paper is to analyse the trade-off between the uncertainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements.

  • 23-March-2009

    English

    Pensions and the crisis

    Fiona Stewart discusses the impact of the crisis on pensions funds and what needs to be done.

  • 4-March-2009

    English

    Frequently Asked Questions - Pensions and the crisis

    What impact has the crisis had on pensions?

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    What can be done?

  • 19-February-2009

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    Working Paper 33: Licensing Regulation and the Supervisory Structure of Private Pensions: International Experience and Implications for China

    In this paper we review the legal framework of private pension fund regulation and supervision in economies, including Australia, Chile, Hong Kong China, Poland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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