Institutional investors and long-term investment


Pooling of institutional investors capital – Selected case studies in unlisted equity infrastructure, Report for G20 April 2014

Institutional investors as owners: Who are they and what do they do?, Dec 2013

Institutional investors and infrastructure financing, Nov 2013


The increasingly short supply of long-term capital since the 2008 financial crisis has profound implications for growth and financial stability. The aim of this project is to facilitate long-term investment by institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds, addressing both potential regulatory obstacles and market failures.


Why is long-term investment important?

Patient capital allows investors to access illiquidity premia, lowers turnover, encourages less pro-cyclical investment strategies and therefore higher net investment rate of returns and greater financial stability.
Engaged capital encourages active voting policies, leading to better corporate governance.
Productive capital provides support for infrastructure development, green growth initiatives, SME finance etc., leading to sustainable growth.


>> More about the project (pdf)

>> The Role of Banks, Equity Markets and Institutional Investors in Long-Term Financing for Growth and Development, 2013 (pdf)

>> Promoting longer-term investment by institutional investors: selected issues and policies, 2011 (pdf)



Raffaele Della Croce (tel: +33 1 4524 1411 |

G20-OECD work on long-term financing

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Overview of the project
Juan Yermo and Raffaele Della Croce, OECD
Infrastructure Summit, 29 May 2013