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This report provides an overview of the measures that governments, insurance regulators and supervisors and insurance associations and individual companies have taken to respond to COVID-19 across three main areas.
This annual 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.
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29 June 2020 - Preliminary data for 2019 show that gross premiums rose in most countries, especially in the non-life sector, continuing the global growth observed in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic may however curb the positive premium and investment income growth.
10/06/2020 - Pension fund assets rose to USD 32 trillion in 2019 but COVID-19 impacts are set to reverse some of these gains, according to preliminary data in the 2020 edition of Pension Markets in Figures.
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10/06/2020 - Preliminary data for 2019 show that pension funds held USD 32.3 trillion in the OECD area and USD 0.7 trillion in 29 other jurisdictions. The US exhibited the largest amount of assets in pension funds at end-2019 (USD 18.8 trillion), followed by the UK (USD 3.6 trillion), Australia (USD 1.8 trillion), Netherlands (USD 1.7 trillion), Canada (USD 1.5 trillion),Japan (USD 1.4 trillion) and Switzerland (USD 1.0 trillion).
The Global Pension Statistics Project measures and monitors the pension industry, allowing inter-country comparisons of current statistics and indicators on key aspects of retirement systems.
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In addition to the health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, both individuals and businesses face significant costs and losses. This note reviews the potential coverage available for COVID-19 related losses across different lines of insurance business and provides a high-level assessment of the availability of coverage based on common industry practices as of April 2020.
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.
POSTPONED - 16-17 March 2020, Hyderabad City, India: This event has been postponed due to travel and visitor precautions relating to the Coronavirus Covid-19.