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Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report examines the investment regulations of insurance companies and pension funds, and in particular quantitative investment limits on portfolio allocations.
L’économie mondiale a cruellement besoin d’investissements plus productifs pour créer des emplois, accroître la productivité et relever des défis mondiaux comme le changement climatique. Au lieu de cela, les marchés boursiers prospèrent, ce qui malheureusement, pour de nombreux dirigeants et journalistes, revient au même.
Addis Ababa - Part of the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development, this event explored strategies to leverage Africa’s pension funds and other sources of private financing to develop Africa’s infrastructure. Ways to improve the investment climate in Africa using the recently updated Policy Framework for Investment were also be addressed.
In 2009, Zambian economist Dambisa Moyo published her book, “Dead Aid”, which shocked much of the international development community by claiming that ‘traditional’ systems of official development assistance (ODA) to Africa were not delivering, and arguing why we must find alternatives. This article looks at where we are at today.
In a sense, today’s ‘newborn’ Business and Finance Outlook is the twin sister of the Economic Outlook. It delves deeper into what we are calling the ‘global investment puzzle’, namely: at a time of easy money, why is there so little productive investment by firms in advanced countries? And why do firms see so much risk while financial investors seem oblivious to the build-up of risks in the financial system?
L’environnement actuel, caractérisé par des taux d’intérêt faibles, pose un risque significatif pour la viabilité financière à long terme des fonds de pension et des compagnies d’assurance, qui doivent générer des rendements suffisants pour tenir leurs engagements, explique un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
With the world economy stuck in a low growth equilibrium, this is an opportune time to push responsibility to the forefront of our economies, to help put us on the path to stronger, greener and more inclusive growth.
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This report examines the potential impact of an environment of protracted low interest rates on pension systems and life insurance companies. It describes the mechanisms through which prolonged low interest rates can affect the solvency position of these institutions and uses available data to assess potential impacts.