Publications & Documents


  • 3-February-2011

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    A market perspective on the European sovereign debt and banking crisis

    Europe has been beset by an interrelated banking crisis and sovereign debt crisis. Bond spreads faced by Greece and Ireland, and to a lesser extent Portugal followed by Spain, have increased. This paper explores these issues from the perspective of financial markets, focusing mainly on the four countries in the frontline of these pressures: Greece and Portugal, on the one hand, where the problems are primarily fiscal in nature; and

  • 2-February-2011

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    Reform on Pension Fund Governance and Management: The 1998 Reform of Korea National Pension Fund, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.7

    This paper provides a detailed chronological account of the governance-cum-management reform of National Pension Fund in Korea and analyzes its success factors, drawing lessons for other countries. A review of the current governance structures with the fund versus OECD guidelines and international good practice is also provided, along with suggestions for further reform.

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  • 20-January-2011

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    20th OECD Global Forum on Public Debt Management

    Discussions at the Forum focussed on public debt objectives and the influence of macro-economic policies and financial stability; crisis experiences and lessons from the OECD area and emerging markets (including the measurement of sovereign risk); debt structure and risk metrics; as well as implications of new regulations for public debt management. . This annual forum is held under the aegis of the OECD Working Party on Debt

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  • 18-January-2011

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    Making the Dutch pension system less vulnerable to financial crises

    The Dutch occupational pension system has been successful in securing high asset accumulation to fund generous pension promises.

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  • 11-January-2011

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    OECD/IOPS Good Practices for Pension Funds’ Risk Management Systems

    The OECD/IOPS Good Practices for Pension Funds’ Risk Management Systems aim to outline the main features of risk management systems which pension funds employ. They cover the role of management in the risk management process, look in more detail at investment risk, funding risk and operational risk (including outsourcing) control, and the risk management mechanisms which might be in place (including monitoring and reporting). The

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  • 10-January-2011

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    Financial reform: A start, but only a start

    Reforms of financial regulation have made some progress, but a lot more still needs to be done. Speculation and greed were among the root causes of the meltdown, and as our guest, Ami Domini, CEO of Domini Social Investments, argues, they are not impossible to fight.

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  • 21-December-2010

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    Sovereign debt challenges for banking systems and bond markets

    Representatives of the financial services sector met in October 2010 to discuss sovereign debt challenges faced by banking systems and bond markets. This article summarises these discussions which covered the current outlook and risks - including capital flows and global rebalancing, sovereign risks and challenges for the banking sector.

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  • 21-December-2010

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    Options to Improve the Governance and Investment of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions No.6

    This paper suggests avenues for strengthening the governance and management of the Japanese Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the largest single pool of pension assets in the world.

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  • 21-December-2010

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    Challenges and Developments in the Financial Systems of the Southeast Asian Economies

    Southeast Asian economies have shown considerable resilience during the current global financial and economic crisis due to national and regional policy responses to the Asian Crisis of 1997/98 that improved the soundness of banking systems, strengthened frameworks to deal with foreign currency liquidity problems, and developed bond markets. This paper discusses the economies and financial systems of Southeast Asia (SEA) and focuses

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  • 17-December-2010

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    Reforming China’s monetary policy framework to meet domestic objectives

    As a result of reforms and financial sector development, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) now exerts significant control over money market interest rates.

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