Funded and private pensions

Institutional investors and long-term investment


400 pixels“The draft [Addis Ababa Accord] stresses the important role of private investment. Investment in sustainable infrastructure for example is recognised as a major cross-cutting driver that can contribute to achieving all the SDGs. In this regard, I welcome the work of the OECD and the G20 on High-level Principles of Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Keynote address at the OECD - 28 April 2015
Full transcript | Live webcast | News release

19-20 November 2015 - OECD/Euromoney Conference on long-term investment financing

10-11 September 2015 - APEC Ministerial Statement, Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Cebu, Philippines

4-5 Sept 2015 - G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting Communiqué

5 Sept 2015 - Reports to G20:

July 2015 - Building better portfolios: Institutional investment asset allocation trends and the role of infrastructure, Pension Doc, APG

28 May 2015 - G20-OECD High-level roundtable on institutional investors and long-term investment

9 Feb 2015 - Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy

13 Mar 2015 - OECD-ADBI High-level Panel on Institutional Investors and Long-term Investment Financing











OECD project on institutional investors and long-term investment

The increasingly short supply of long-term capital since the 2008 financial crisis has profound implications for growth and financial stability. Launched in 2012, this project aims 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 supports infrastructure development, green growth initiatives, SME finance, etc., leading to sustainable growth.




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

Joel Paula (tel: +33 1 4524 1930 |

David Pinkus (tel: +33 1 4524 8737 |

Caroline Thompson (tel: +33 1 4524 7851 |

‌‌G20-OECD work on long-term financing

G20-OECD High-level Principles of Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors

"The OECD must take charge of promoting long-term investment in developing country infrastructure" by Sony Kapoor

Annual Survey of Large Pension Funds

 Annual Survey of Large Pension Funds 250 pixels

Project report 2012-2014

Institutional investors and long-term investment - Project report 2014 250 pixels wide



Juan Yermo and Raffaele Della Croce talk about the project at the 2013 OECD Infrastructure Summit



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