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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.
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.
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.
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Pension reform remains high on the agenda; the financial and economic crisis has accelerated the pace of change. Encouraging people to work longer is a key objective. Other recent measures aim to improve financial sustainability while ensuring adequate old-age incomes.
Governments must continue reforms to ensure that public and private retirement income provision is socially as well as financially sustainable, according to a new OECD report.
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No country, and no pension scheme, is immune from the effects of the crisis. Private pension funds lost 23% of their value in 2008, worth a heady US$5.4 trillion. Economic output is falling and unemployment is rising, putting pressure on the finances of public pension schemes as well.
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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Many of Asia's retirement-income systems are ill prepared for the rapid population ageing that will occur over the next two decades.
Many Asian countries will need to reform their pension systems in order to deliver sustainable and adequate retirement incomes for today’s workers, according to a new OECD report.
The International Social Security Association (ISSA), the International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) and the OECD have signed a partnership agreement to work together in the area of complementary and private pensions.