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  • 5-November-2013

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    Pension funds achieve high returns in most OECD countries in 2012

    Pension fund assets achieved high returns in almost all OECD countries in 2012, with a real return greater than 5% in 18 countries, according to the 2013 edition of Pension Markets in Focus.

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  • 20-September-2013

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    APEC Finance Ministers welcome OECD report on disaster risk financing in the Asia Pacific region

    At their meetings on 19-20 September 2013, APEC Finance Ministers welcomed a survey report prepared by the OECD on disaster risk financing practices in the Asia Pacific region.

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  • 6-September-2013

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    Leaders endorse new G20/OECD principles on long-term investment financing

    G20 Leaders today endorsed an OECD-launched initiative to encourage the flow of institutional investment towards longer-term assets, such as infrastructure and renewable energy projects, in order to strengthen the global economy.

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  • 7-November-2012

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    G20 ministers welcome OECD disaster risk assessment and financing framework

    G20 Finance Ministers have welcomed a new OECD/G20 framework designed to help governments develop financial strategies for disaster risk management.

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  • 26-April-2012

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    Pensions: Sweden needs an independent committee to oversee National Pension Funds

    Sweden should establish an independent committee of experts to oversee its National Pension Funds and set a clear, measurable financial objective for investments to ensure their long-term viability, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 30-September-2011

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    Evaluation of minimum return guarantees in defined contribution pension plans

    The Working Paper “The Role of Guarantees in Defined Contribution Pensions” argues that, while there is a clear need to better protect retirement income from financial market volatility, the costs and benefits of investment return guarantees should be carefully evaluated.

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  • 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.

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  • 3-December-2010

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    OECD experts react to recent pension developments

    Some countries are reconsidering their approach to the provision of sustainable and adequate pensions. OECD experts have reiterated several key recommendations that should be taken into account during this process.

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  • 7-June-2010

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    Retirement income may become a “lottery” unless default strategies are carefully designed

    Working Paper: "Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans". Future retirees can expect dramatic fluctuations in fortunes between members of a cohort unless they adopt investment strategies that reduce the impact of market shocks. Similar strategies should also become the default for individuals who make no active investment choice.

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  • 2-February-2010

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    OECD supports the Spanish government’s pension reform proposal

    The Spanish government announced on Friday, 29 January, its intention of postponing the retirement age from 65 to 67 and to increase the number of contribution years used to calculate pension benefits. The OECD believes that these measures are important steps in the right direction and would bring Spain closer in line with other OECD countries who have already reformed their pension systems.

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