Publications & Documents


  • 25-October-2011

    English

    2011 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions

    This meeting focused on pension industry developments in South Africa and in the Africa region, the coverage and adequacy of pension systems and using pension savings for long term investment and economic development.

  • 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

    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

  • 5-September-2011

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    Financing future growth: the need for financial innovations

    This article underlines the need for long-term investors to finance growth and the need to create instruments better suited to their needs, particularly in the context of the recent regulatory changes.

  • 5-September-2011

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    Creating a better business environment for financing business, innovation and green growth

    This article explains the European Investment Bank Group’s role in creating a better environment for financing business, innovation and green growth and provides examples of ways that the financing of innovation can be improved against the backdrop of a flexible, business-oriented EU framework.<

  • 5-September-2011

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    The economic impact of protracted low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies

    This article discusses selected issues regarding the impact of protracted periods of low interest rates on pension funds and insurance companies.

  • 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

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    Investing in infrastructure: getting the conditions right

    This article discusses how to mobilise more institutional equity into infrastructure. If the regulatory and investment framework is right, more institutional money can be invested in infrastructure to deliver the high levels of capital expenditure needed.

  • 5-September-2011

    English, , 599kb

    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.

  • 2-September-2011

    English, , 371kb

    The contribution of the asset management industry to long-term growth

    This article explores the resiliency and development of the asset management industry, why it has recovered well from the crisis, how it fosters economic growth and the vehicles for long-term retail investment that need to be developed.

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