Publications & Documents


  • 24-June-2015

    English

    Can pension funds and life insurance companies keep their promises?

    This chapter from the 2015 OECD Business and Finance Outlook examines the potential impact of an environment of protracted low interest rates on pension systems and life insurance companies. It describes the mechanisms through which prolonged low interest rates can affect the solvency position of these institutions and uses available data to assess potential impacts.

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  • 24-June-2015

    English

    OECD Business and Finance Outlook 2015

    This new Outlook on finance and investment presents unique data, analysis and instruments, looking at what might affect and change, both favourably and unfavourably, tomorrow's world of business, finance and investment.  Investment (including foreign direct investment), SME financing, pensions, insurance, corporate governance and competition are among the threads creating the narrative of today's environment and future expectations.

  • 23-June-2015

    English

    Low interest rates threaten solvency of pension funds and insurers

    The current low interest rate environment poses a significant risk for the long-term financial viability of pension funds and insurance companies, as they seek to generate sufficient returns to meet promises, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-June-2015

    English, PDF, 615kb

    Can pension funds and life insurance companies keep their promises?

    This report examines the potential impact of an environment of protracted low interest rates on pension systems and life insurance companies. It describes the mechanisms through which prolonged low interest rates can affect the solvency position of these institutions and uses available data to assess potential impacts.

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  • 29-May-2015

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    The OECD’s Business and Finance Outlook looks at the Greatest Puzzle of Today

    The greatest puzzle today is that since the global crisis financial markets see so little risk, with asset prices rising everywhere in response to zero interest rates and quantitative easing, while companies that invest in the real economy appear see so much more risk. What can be happening?

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  • 28-May-2015

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    2015 G20-OECD High-level roundtable on institutional investors and long-term investment

    Singapore, 28 May 2015: This roundtable will focus on key themes related to G20 work, including how policy makers and investors can facilitate private sector infrastructure financing, the development of infrastructure as an asset class, and issues relating to the regulation of long-term investment.

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  • 13-May-2015

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    Pension funds’ assets in 2014 top USD 25 trillion in OECD countries

    In this issue of "Pension Funds in Figures", preliminary data and early estimates for 2014 show that pension funds’ assets exceeded USD 25 trillion in OECD countries. The largest increases are found in Estonia, Korea, Luxembourg and Turkey, where pension funds’ assets rose by more than 20% compared to...

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  • 28-April-2015

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    G20-OECD High-level Principles of Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors

    These high-level principles are intended to help governments facilitate and promote long-term investment by institutional investors, particularly among institutions such as pension funds, insurers and sovereign wealth funds, that typically have long duration liabilities and consequently can consider investments over a long period.

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  • 20-April-2015

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    Presentation of Pensions at a Glance: Latin America and the Caribbean

    In Latin America and the Caribbean, pension systems are facing great challenges, both social and economic, with respect to their coverage and sustainability.

  • 20-April-2015

    English

    Pensions At Risk for 80 Million People in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Experts and policy makers gathered today at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to discuss the future of pensions in Latin America and the Caribbean. A panel discussion moderated by CNN journalist Gabriela Frias explored different policy approaches to ensure greater coverage and sustainability of pension systems in the region.

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