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  • 2-September-2011

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    Fostering long-term investment and economic growth: a long-term investor’s view

    Active long-term investors are essential for economic growth and well-functioning financial markets. Innovative financial instruments and fiscal incentives will be necessary and develop a new “investment culture”.

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  • 2-September-2011

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    Lessons from the last financial crisis and the future role of institutional investors

    One of the lessons learned from the last financial crisis is the underpricing of risk and lack of transparency drove the dynamics of the financial crisis. Challenging tasks ahead include improving governance and reducing excessive risk-taking and transparent remuneration plans.

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  • 2-September-2011

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    Promoting longer-term investment by institutional investors: selected issues and policies

    This article discusses the new “investment culture” and the benefits of long-term investing for growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and regulatory and other barriers that impede such investment.

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  • 2-September-2011

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    Financial stability, fiscal consolidation and long-term investment after the crisis

    This article discusses the demand for long-term investment in mature and emerging countries for financing infrastructure, innovation, education, growth and environmental programmes.

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  • 1-September-2011

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    The Regulated Conduct Defence - Competition Policy Roundtable - OECD

    During the financial crisis many governments aided both the financial and non-financial sectors in their countries on an unprecedented scale. These emergency measures have in some cases taken precedence over competition rules. In particular the fact that governments helped some banks but not others has weakened competition in some markets, with “too big to fail” institutions commanding a higher market share than previously. This has

  • 1-September-2011

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    The Role of Pension Funds in Financing Green Growth Initiatives, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.10

    Transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy will require significant investment by private sources of capital. Pension funds and other institutional investors can play an important role to play in financing green growth initiatives. This paper examines some of the initiatives that are currently under way around the world to assist and encourage pension funds to help finance green growth.

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  • 31-August-2011

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    Public consultation: Draft high-level principles on financial consumer protection

    The OECD conducted an online public consultation on draft high-level principles on consumer protection in the field of financial services which came to an end on 31 August 2011.

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  • 16-August-2011

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    Corporate governance and the financial crisis

    The financial crisis revealed severe shortcomings in corporate governance. When most needed, existing standards failed to provide the checks and balances that companies need in order to cultivate sound business practices.

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  • 12-August-2011

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    Risk awareness, capital markets and catastrophic risks - Policy issues in insurance

    This publication includes reports on initiatives to promote natural hazard awareness and disaster risk reduction education, the role of financial markets in financial mitigation of large-scale risks, mechanisms used to quantify catastrophe losses, and hazard risk mapping efforts in Southeast Asian countries.

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  • 12-August-2011

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    Bank competition and financial stability

    This report examines the interplay between banking competition and financial stability, taking into account the consequences of the recent global crisis and the policy responses it provoked.

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