30 March-1 April 2004, Manila, Philippines
These events were jointly organised by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) under the aegis of the International Network of Pension Regulators and Supervisors (INPRS) activities. The events were also part of the OECD programme of the Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members, and were co-sponsored by the Government of Japan.
The conference involved discussion of issues relevant to the regulation and supervision of private pensions and insurance companies. It sought to reinforce the development of the activities conducted by the OECD and the ADB in the Asia region and the INPRS regional network, following previous conferences co-organised by the OECD in the region in Korea (2002) and India (2003). The main topics were: (i) general trends on private pension, insurance and financial markets; (ii) governance; (iii) rights of beneficiaries; (iv) investment; regulations; (v) supervision; (vi) pension funds for government workers; and (vii) risk management.
Session 1: Opening Remarks
Session 2: Private Pensions and Financial Markets
Session 3: Recent Developments and Outlook for Pension Reform in Asia
Session 4: Pension Fund Investment
Session 5: Pension Fund Governance
Session 6: Investment Choice and Benefit Security in Member-Directed Schemes
Session 7: Supervisory Structures and Methods
Session 8: Issues in Pension Reforms for the Civil Service
Session 9: The Transition to an International Organisation of Pension Supervisors in 2004
Session 10: Pension and Insurance Product Design
Session 11: Risk Management in Pensions and Insurance