Publications & Documents


2-April-2009

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Finance, competition and governance: Strategies to phase out emergency measures

The OECD has been developing a response to the crisis that is holistic, looking atfinancial market issues, and the wide variety of factors that led to damaging incentive structures, as well as the requirements for broader macro and fiscal policies. The crisis has led to a variety of emergency financial measures such as loans, guarantees, and nationalisations. For financial markets, the focus is on exit strategies that are consistent

31-March-2009

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Working Paper 34: Evaluating the Design of Private Pension Plans: Costs and Benefits of Risk-Sharing

The principal purpose of this paper is to analyse the trade-off between the uncertainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements.

23-March-2009

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Pensions and the crisis

Fiona Stewart discusses the impact of the crisis on pensions funds and what needs to be done.

16-March-2009

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Public Consultation: Draft IAIS-OECD Issues Paper on Insurer Corporate Governance

The IAIS-OECD issues paper on insurer corporate governance provides background on insurer corporate governance, describes practices and identifies possible regulatory and supervisory issues. Comments received were considered in the preparation of a final version of the issues paper.

4-March-2009

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Frequently Asked Questions - Pensions and the crisis

What impact has the crisis had on pensions?

Who is affected?

What can be done?

19-February-2009

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Working Paper 33: Licensing Regulation and the Supervisory Structure of Private Pensions: International Experience and Implications for China

In this paper we review the legal framework of private pension fund regulation and supervision in economies, including Australia, Chile, Hong Kong China, Poland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

12-February-2009

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OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008

Private Pensions Outlook 2008 focuses on the implications for pensions and private pensions policy of the financial crisis, in-depth, international analyses of private pension arrangements across OECD and selected non-OECD countries, the role of pension funds and public pension reserve funds which complement the financing of social security systems.

12-February-2009

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Despite the crisis, private pensions are needed more than ever before, OECD says

According to the new OECD Private Pensions Outlook workers are rightly worried about the fall in the value of the private pension savings and there is growing pressure on governments to act. The OECD estimates that the loss in private pension assets in the year to December 2008 has increased to US$ 5.4 trillion, up from US$ 5 trillion until October. The average pension fund had a negative rate of return of 23 percent over the year.

4-February-2009

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Pensions, Purchasing-Power Risk, Inflation and Indexation (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 77)

The rapid rise in inflation in 2006-07 has attracted attention – once again – both to how pensions systems should react to changes in prices, and to how they do so in practice...

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30-January-2009

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Strategic options to finance pensions and healthcare in a rapidly ageing world

Policy makers are now facing the challenge of providing a short-term response to the crisis without losing sight of the longer-term structural reforms needed to put pension and healthcare systems on a solid footing in light of population ageing. According to Mr. Gurría, we need pension funds to be more transparent and better regulated but we also need structural reforms in the public pension policies and health care systems.

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