This publication compiles papers and reports from an OECD conference on catastrophic risks and insurance held in 2004. The combination of leading academic analysis, and information and experience sharing by governments and private sector representatives involved in the financial management of catastrophe risks, makes this publication a
Who should compensate the losses stemming from new forms of terrorism? To what extent and under what conditions can insurers and reinsurers continue to cover this exposure? Could financial markets provide additional capacity? Should governments be called upon to participate in the financial coverage of terrorism risk?
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This paper focuses on the identification of potential conflict of interest situations through effective supervisory techniques, and examines possible regulatory gaps in existing laws. First, it provides an overview of a typical pension plan cycle, and compares the conflicts of interest rules and regulations of six countries–Chile, Costa Rica, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, and Slovenia—and examines how these would apply to typical conflict
This report focuses on the role of insurance and reinsurance companies in the management of environmental risks - environmental pollution risk and natural catastrophe risk in particular.
This publication contains an in-depth analysis of the assessment, management and compensation of the so-called "expanding systemic risks", to which market players and insurers are exposed.
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By the Brazilian Ministry of Social Security. (In Portuguese)
After more than two decades of progress in market reforms and trade and investment liberalisation, the entry of China into the World Trade Organisation marks a new era for its integration into the world economy. Drawing on the experiences of OECD...
This compendium brings together a wide range of material from OECD's accumulated work and experience in the insurance and private pensions fields, including guidelines, best practice recommendations, comparative surveys, analytical data, reports...
Private schemes and operators are playing a growing role in pension systems. This trend is likely to intensify in future years as governments come to face the consequences of ageing populations on their public pension systems. Already in most OEC...
The OECD principles for the regulation of investments by insurance companies and pension funds, approved in 1999 by the Insurance Committee, are one of the first steps in the direction of setting guidelines and standards for the private pension i...