Pension Markets in Focus, 2017 edition
20/10/2017 - In 2016, private pension assets in OECD countries reached their highest-ever level at over USD 38 trillion. Investment losses resulting from the financial crisis have been recouped in almost all reporting OECD countries.
The 2017 edition contains a special feature on foreign investment by pension providers.
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About Pension Markets in Focus
Recent years have witnessed intense pension reform efforts in countries around the globe, often involving an increased use of funded pension programmes managed by the private sector. These funded arrangements are likely to play an increasingly important role in delivering retirement income in many countries and privately managed pension assets will play an increasing role in financial markets, notably as a source of long-term savings.
This annual report, which now covers 85 countries, gives an overview of private pension systems worldwide and outlines latest developments. It assesses the amount of assets in funded and private pension plans, describes the way these assets are invested in financial markets, and looks at how investments have performed, both in the past year and over the past decade. It provides accurate, comprehensive, comparable and up-to-date statistics to help policy makers, regulators and market participants measure, compare and evaluate programme developments and country experiences globally.
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OECD report on trends in the financial performance of private pension plans (hyperlink here). Covering 85 countries, it assesses the amount of assets in funded and private pension plans, describes the way these assets are invested in financial markets, and looks at how investments have performed, both in the past year and over the past decade.