Publications & Documents


  • 3-October-2011

    English

    Symposium on financial crisis management and the use of government guarantees

    This symposium focused on bank failure resolution and crisis management, in particular, the use of guarantees and the spill-overs between the credit qualities of sovereigns and banking systems.

  • 30-September-2011

    English

    The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.11

    This paper examines the role of guarantees in DC pension plans, in particular minimum investment return guarantees during the accumulation phase. The main goal is to assess the cost and benefits of different return guarantees. The report uses a stochastic financial market model where guarantee claims are calculated as a financial derivative in a financial market framework (like e.g. the valuation of a put option). In this context, the

  • 30-September-2011

    English

    Evaluation of minimum return guarantees in defined contribution pension plans

    The Working Paper “The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions” argues that, while there is a clear need to better protect retirement income from financial market volatility, the costs and benefits of investment return guarantees should be carefully evaluated.

  • 30-September-2011

    English

    Regulatory Reform of OTC Derivatives and its Implications for Sovereign Debt Management Practices, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.1

    This report analyses the possible implications for public debt management practices arising from regulatory changes for over the counter derivatives (OTCD) that are being developed worldwide to strengthen the resiliency of the financial system. Many OECD sovereigns use OTCD in their debt management activities (mainly interest rate swaps and cross-currency swaps).

  • 30-September-2011

    English

    Principles and Trade-Offs When Making Issuance Choices in the UK, OECD Working Paper on Sovereign Borrowing and Public Debt Management, No.2

    The paper argues that judgements play an important role in determining appropriate trade-offs when making issuance choices. The result of the determination of cost and risk factors and judgements about trade-offs is usually a relatively balanced issuance split across the maturity spectrum, along both the nominal and real yield curves.

  • 5-September-2011

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    Outlook for the finance securitisation market

    Although securitisation issuance has slumped in recent years with both the US and European markets having become increasingly dependent on central bank and government support, the securisation market is expected to recover over a long term horizon.

  • 5-September-2011

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    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.

  • 5-September-2011

    English

    Draft Guidelines on Financial Education at School and Guidance on Learning Framework

    Governments have long-recognised that financial education should start at school and that people should be educated about financial matters as early as possible in their lives. The OECD is developing draft guidelines on financial education at school and accompanying guidance on learning framework.

  • 5-September-2011

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    How to foster investments in long-term assets such as infrastructure

    Mobilising private sector funding is essential in bridging the infrastructure funding gap. Stable and accessible programmes of infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships (PPPs) are key in attracting private sector investors, complemented by adequate regulation.

  • 5-September-2011

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    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.

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