Publications & Documents


1-September-2011

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The Role of Pension Funds in Financing Green Growth Initiatives, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.10

Transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy will require significant investment by private sources of capital. Pension funds and other institutional investors can play an important role to play in financing green growth initiatives. This paper examines some of the initiatives that are currently under way around the world to assist and encourage pension funds to help finance green growth.

12-August-2011

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Bank competition and financial stability

This report examines the interplay between banking competition and financial stability, taking into account the consequences of the recent global crisis and the policy responses it provoked.

12-August-2011

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Risk awareness, capital markets and catastrophic risks - Policy issues in insurance

This publication includes reports on initiatives to promote natural hazard awareness and disaster risk reduction education, the role of financial markets in financial mitigation of large-scale risks, mechanisms used to quantify catastrophe losses, and hazard risk mapping efforts in Southeast Asian countries.

25-July-2011

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Pension Markets in Focus - No 8, July 2011

Pension fund asset levels in most countries continued to show strong growth throughout 2010, climbing back to pre-crisis levels. Both economic and financial indicators showed signs of further recovery. However, the outlook for future economic growth in developed economies remains uncertain and sluggish.

25-July-2011

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Pension fund assets climb back to pre-crisis levels but full recovery still uncertain, says OECD

Pension fund asset levels in most countries continued to show strong growth throughout 2010, returning almost to pre-crisis levels, according to a new OECD report. Both economic and financial indicators showed signs of further recovery but the outlook for future economic growth in developed economies remains uncertain and sluggish.

Related Documents

25-July-2011

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Banking on a crisis and on its resolution, OECD Observer article

The recent financial crisis has left a hole in the public finances of many countries. Yet, with the right preparation, governments may have been better placed to fund that gap. This holds lessons for future crisis resolution strategies.

23-June-2011

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High-Level Roundtable on the Financial Management of Earthquakes

This event aimed to help Chile revisit its national strategy on the financial management of catastrophes in light of other OECD country experiences. Beyond Chile, discussions were of relevance to many other participating countries exposed to catastrophic risks.

9-June-2011

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OECD Roundtable on the Contribution of Insurance and Pensions to Growth

This roundtable focused on the role of insurance and private pension systems in fostering economic growth, including infrastructure development, innovation, and green growth.

8-June-2011

English

OECD Seminar on Annuities and Pensions

This seminar focused on designing defined-contribution (DC) pension plans, linking the accumulation and payout phases, designing the payout phase of pension systems and annuities and longevity risk.

1-May-2011

English

Funding in Public Sector Pension Plans: International Evidence, OECD Working Paper on Finance, Insurance and Private Pensions, No.8

This paper gathers evidence on public sector pension plans regarding the type of pension promise and quantifies the future tax burden related to these pension promises. The reported liabilities are recalculated using both a fair value approach (local market discount rates) and a common, fixed discount rate across all countries which reflects projected growth in national income.

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