6/9/2013 - G20 Leaders today endorsed a new global initiative to encourage the flow of institutional investment towards longer-term assets, such as infrastructure and renewable energy projects, in order to strengthen the global economy and deliver more sustainable growth.
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>> G20/OECD High-level Principles of Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors (pdf)
In February 2013, G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors encouraged the OECD to develop High-level Principles on Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors for consideration at the G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg on 5-6 September 2013. These high-level principles are intended to help governments facilitate and promote long-term investment by institutional investors, particularly among institutions such as pension funds, insurers and sovereign wealth funds, that typically have long duration liabilities and consequently can consider investments over a long period.
The OECD-led Task Force on Institutional Investors and Long-Term Financing, which is open to G20, FSB, APEC members and relevant international organisations, started work on developing these principles in March 2013.
The development process involved consultations with relevant stakeholders and the OECD invited comment on the draft text via a publication consultation which took place between 2-24 May 2013. Based on comments received during the public consultation, a further draft was discussed by the Task Force at its meetings on 27 May and 17 June.
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors welcomed the Principles at their July 2013 meeting and called on the OECD to identify approaches to their implementation.
G20 Leaders endorsed the Principles at the Summit meeting in Saint Petersburg on 5-6 September 2013.
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DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
OECD project on institutional investors and long-term investment
Joint Ministerial Statement by APEC Finance Ministers welcomes the G20/OECD High-Level Principles, 20 September 2013
APEC/OECD Seminar on Infrastructure Financing,
29 August 2013, Palembang, Indonesia
G20/OECD High-level roundtable on institutional investors and long-term investment, 28 May 2013, Paris
||Communiqué by G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors encourages the OECD to develop high-level principles
||OECD-led Task Force on Institutional Investors and Long-Term Financing starts developing the high-level principles
||Task Force meets to discuss first draft of the high-level principles
||OECD invites comment on the draft principles via an online public consultation
||Task Force meets to review a revised draft based on comments received
||Task Force meets for the final review of the draft
||G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors discuss final draft
||High-level principles are endorsed by G20 Leaders at the summit in Saint Petersburg
||APEC finance ministers issue statement welcoming the principles