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Have you chosen the best pension scheme for you? And how can you be sure it will provide a secure income when you actually retire? Pension reform has been a key issue for governments in recent years as they grappled with the challenge of ageing populations or unsustainably generous public pension systems. Raising retirement ages and keeping older workers in jobs is only part of the solution – the bottom line is that as people are
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Reforming pensions has loomed large over the policy agenda of OECD countries for several years as governments grappled with the challenge of ageing populations or unsustainably generous systems. It is often said in the United States that reforming public pensions is the “third rail” of politics: touch it and you die, but the phrase could well apply to all OECD countries. Pensions involve decisions for the long term, but most
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These guidelines, approved as an OECD Recommendation by the Council, set out good practices in the area of pension funding and benefit security. They cover regulatory issues such as the valuation of pension liabilities, funding rules, the role of insolvency guarantee arrangements and creditor rights of pension plan beneficiaries in case of insolvency of the company that sponsors the pension plan.
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This working paper assesses the most recent evidence on trends in disability among the population aged 65 and over in 12 OECD countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This summary study looks at existing Korean family, health and pension policies from an international perspective and considers them in view of the emerging policy challenges in Korea. It was presented at a policy forum on Low fertility and Ageing Society, in September 2006 in Seoul.
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This document focuses on some key analytical and policy issues regarding investment choice by pension plan/fund members in occupational defined contribution and personal pension arrangements during the accumulation stage.
This Conference, convened under the auspices of Russia' G8 Presidency, was held in Moscow on 29-30 November 2006. The aim of the conference was to recognise the increased need for financial education in both developed and developing countries.
The OECD international seminar on "Pension Fund Regulation and Risk Management", sponsored by Risklab and Allianz Global Investors (AGI), was held back to back with the OECD Global Forum on Private Pensions in Istanbul, Turkey on 9 November 2006.
The High Level Advisory Board of the OECD International Network on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes held its inaugural meeting on 8 September 2006 at the OECD Headquarters in Paris.
This conference, which took place in Santiago, Chile, on 29-30 March 2006 focused on an evaluation of the private pension system in Chile and the lessons that can be drawn from Chile’s experience for other countries.