Paris, 8 March 2017: Taking place on International Women's Day, the OECD will host a conference on a series of gender-related topics, including: gender differences in financial skills and behaviour; how business can contribute to helping women working in the informal economy; and retirement income for women in the changing pensions landscape.
Long-term capital is in short supply and has become increasingly so since the 2008 financial crisis. This has profound implications for growth and financial stability. The OECD is exploring these issues in depth.
This report analyses insurance market statistics collected by the OECD to monitor the insurance industry’s overall performance and health. It covers all OECD countries plus selected Asian, African and Latin American countries.
Since the financial crisis, infrastructure investment has moved up the political agenda in most countries – now also including the USA. Asia is often seen as the world’s infrastructure laboratory, with massive construction of transport and energy projects. This article discusses infrastructure investment, private finance, and institutional investors in Asia from a global perspective.
Disasters present a broad range of human, social, financial, economic and environmental impacts, with potentially long-lasting, multi-generational effects. The financial management of these impacts is a key challenge for individuals and governments in developed and developing countries. The OECD supports the development of strategies for the financial management of natural and man-made disaster risks.
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.
The OECD is working on improving the understanding of the problems facing annuity markets by focusing more closely on the nature of the guarantees provided by annuity products and their costs for insurance companies and consumers.
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This article provides an overview of the evolving investment strategies of insurers and identifies the opportunities and constraints they may face with respect to long-term investment activity. It investigates the extent to which changes in macroeconomic conditions, market developments and insurance regulation may affect the role of insurers in long-term investment financing.
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Les régimes de retraite des pays de l’OCDE sont encore confrontés aux enjeux posés par le vieillissement de la population, la crise financière et économique et une conjoncture économique marquée par l’atonie de la croissance et la faiblesse des taux d’intérêt. Dans ses Perspectives sur les pensions, l’OCDE poursuit son analyse de la manière dont les régimes de retraite répondent à ces défis.
This publication helps policy makers to better understand annuity products and the guarantees they provide in order to optimise the role that these products can play in financing retirement. Product design is a crucial factor in the potential role of annuity products within the pension system, along with the cost and demand for these products, and the resulting risks that are borne by the annuity providers. Increasingly complex products, however, pose additional challenges concerning consumer protection. Consumers need to be aware of their options and have access to unbiased and comprehensible advice and information about these products.