This paper explores how uncertainty over investment returns affects pension systems. The scale of investment risk is measured in this paper using historical data on returns on equities and bonds in major OECD economies over the past quarter century.
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OECD Good Practices on Financial Education and Awareness Relating to Credit, OECD, 2009
This conference focused on corporate governance of insurance companies, the role of financial intermediaries in financial education and annuities and pension.
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This paper provides a comparative analysis of defined contribution (DC) pension systems in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The current financial crisis has had a major impact on global pension assets, with the OECD estimating declines of $5.4tn (over 20%) at the end of 2008. This is putting pressure on funding levels for defined benefit (DB) pension plans, and has served a severe blow to members of defined contribution (DC) plans close to retirement, denting confidence in many DC systems. This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic
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This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions.
This paper reviews three key aspects of pension schemes available to self-employed workers: coverage, contributions and benefits. In each part, analyses are undertaken not just by describing the rules governing these schemes ...
The paper describes Chile’s pension reform of 1980, which replaced the existing pay-as-you-go public pension programs by a new funded pension program managed by private companies (the “AFP´s”)...
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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
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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.