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  • 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.

  • 25-July-2011

    English

    Pension fund assets climb back to pre-crisis levels but full recovery still uncertain, says OECD

    Pension fund asset levels in most countries continued to show strong growth throughout 2010, returning almost to pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report. Both economic and financial indicators showed signs of further recovery but the outlook for future economic growth in developed economies remains uncertain and sluggish.

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  • 3-December-2010

    English

    OECD experts react to recent pension developments

    Some countries are reconsidering their approach to the provision of sustainable and adequate pensions. OECD experts have reiterated several key recommendations that should be taken into account during this process.

  • 7-June-2010

    English

    Retirement income may become a “lottery” unless default strategies are carefully designed

    Working Paper: "Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans". Future retirees can expect dramatic fluctuations in fortunes between members of a cohort unless they adopt investment strategies that reduce the impact of market shocks. Similar strategies should also become the default for individuals who make no active investment choice.

  • 2-February-2010

    English

    OECD supports the Spanish government’s pension reform proposal

    The Spanish government announced on Friday, 29 January, its intention of postponing the retirement age from 65 to 67 and to increase the number of contribution years used to calculate pension benefits. The OECD believes that these measures are important steps in the right direction and would bring Spain closer in line with other OECD countries who have already reformed their pension systems.

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  • 2-February-2010

    Spanish

    La OCDE apoya la reciente propuesta gubernamental para reformar el sistema de pensiones

    El gobierno español anunció el viernes pasado su intención de elevar la edad oficial de jubilación de 65 a 67 años, y de aumentar el numero de años necesario para calcular la pensión. La OCDE considera muy positivas dichas medidas.

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  • 8-December-2009

    English

    Journal of Pension Economics and Finance enters new phase

    The Journal of Pension Economics and Finance (JPEF), the only academic journal focusing on the economics and finance of pensions and retirement income programs, announces a new editorial structure and a broadening of its mission effective January 2010. Since 2002, the JPEF has provided an invaluable and influential forum for original research and international policy debate in the pensions area.

  • 15-October-2009

    English

    Private pensions need long-term, appropriate performance benchmarks

    The OECD and the World Bank - at the occasion of the OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - today announced the preliminary results of their project evaluating the financial performance of pension funds around the world.

  • 23-juin-2009

    Français

    La crise met en évidence la nécessité d’une réforme profonde des retraites, indique l’OCDE

    Les gouvernements doivent poursuivre les réformes afin d’assurer la viabilité financière et sociale des systèmes de retraite publics et privés, selon une nouvelle étude de l’OCDE.

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  • 21-April-2009

    English

    Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

    The current financial crisis has had a major impact on global pension assets, with the OECD estimating declines of $5.4tn (over 20%) at the end of 2008. This is putting pressure on funding levels for defined benefit (DB) pension plans, and has served a severe blow to members of defined contribution (DC) plans close to retirement, denting confidence in many DC systems. This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic

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