Reports


  • 3-November-2011

    English, , 184kb

    The Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation in Germany: From Rescuing to Restructuring

    While neither the legal nor institutional framework in Germany were adequate for dealing with stressed banks in the recent financial crisis, the newly established Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilisation fills that gap. Initially focusing on rescuing banks, that agency now focuses on restructuring them.

  • 2-November-2011

    English, , 194kb

    The Fault Lines in Cross-border Banking: Lessons from Iceland

    The financial crisis exposed serious flaws in the European framework for cross-border banking, including deposit insurance. Iceland’s experience shows that sizeable cross-border banking operations in small countries with their own currency come with very significant risks.

  • 2-November-2011

    English, , 262kb

    The Macro-Prudential Authority: Powers, Scope and Accountability

    The macro-prudential authority is being adopted by monetary policy authorities as a means to limit systemic financial risks in the light of weaknesses revealed by the crisis. This article outlines the powers, scope and accountability that should characterise the macro-prudential authority.

  • 31-October-2011

    English

    Accession reviews by the Insurance and Private Pensions Committee

    These reports describe the main features of the financial, and insurance and private pensions markets of countries that have recently joined the OECD.

  • 31-October-2011

    English

    Accession reviews by the Committee on Financial Markets

    These reports describe the main features of the financial markets of countries that have recently joined the OECD.

  • 28-October-2011

    English, , 232kb

    Managing Crises Without Government Guarantees – How Do We Get There?

    This speech discusses policy responses to financial crises, with a particular focus on the US experience with government intervention during the 2008-09 financial crisis. It also reflects on the possibilities for conducting crisis management without financial guarantees.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 1,020kb

    Global SIFIs, derivatives and financial stability

    Financial policy reforms urgently need to address containing the huge risks taken by the SIFIs that encompass the global derivatives business. This paper analyses the global derivatives business and makes recommendations for policy reforms that encourage financial stability.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 277kb

    Financing future growth: the need for financial innovations

    This article underlines the need for long-term investors to finance growth and the need to create instruments better suited to their needs, particularly in the context of the recent regulatory changes.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 567kb

    The economic impact of protracted low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies

    This article discusses selected issues regarding the impact of protracted periods of low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 579kb

    Infrastructure needs and pension investments: creating the perfect match

    Infrastructure investments could be the “perfect match” for a portion of pension savings. This article contends that link between the capital at hand and its accessibility for infrastructure investments needs to be improved.

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