28 April 2016, Paris - OECD, IOPS and the World Bank are joining forces to expand the reach of the OECD’s Global Pension Statistics database and annual Pensions Markets in Focus report. This collaboration with the World Bank will help bring data from emerging and developing economies that are not currently included in the database.
The Global Pension Statistics Project measures and monitors the pension industry, allowing inter-country comparisons of current statistics and indicators on key aspects of retirement systems.
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Higher capital requirements, bail-in and resolution funds are shown to substantially limit potential government contingent liabilities stemming from failures in the European banking sector. Losses are being shifted from taxpayers to bank creditors and, while this is desirable, they do not disappear. Several challenges in implementing bail-in remain and further efforts are necessary to make them work effectively in practice.
Adrian Blundell-Wignall est le Conseiller spécial des marchés financiers au Cabinet du Secrétaire général et Directeur de la Direction des affaires financières et des entreprises, Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques.
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Earlier OECD research has shown that capital flow management measures that are used as macro-prudential measures, including currency-based restrictions applied to banks’ operations also with non-residents, have the intended negative impact on capital account openness as measured by covered interest parity indicators. But what is their impact as macro-prudential tools to improve resilience to financial stability risks?
The survey monitors and compares the investment behaviour, asset levels, and performances of the largest institutional investors in each region or country covered and analyses in greater depth the general trends observed at a national level.
Amsterdam, 20-21 April 2016: This symposium addressed the challenges of financial resilience throughout life and the importance of financial education.
Financial literacy is an essential life skill. From the cost of education to healthcare, people are confronted with complex, difficult financial decisions: how much and how to borrow, how to save and invest, or which kind of insurance to buy. To address these challenges, we all need to develop the skills to be financially resilient.
The OECD project on cyber risk insurance has been launched to better understand cyber risk and insurance, and how cyber security and financial protection against losses from cyber attacks could be improved as the market develops.
The OECD invited public comment on an update of the Recommendation of the Council on Disaster Risk Financing Strategies between 15 January-15 April 2016. The consultation is now closed.