Reports


  • 5-September-2015

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    G20/OECD High-level Principles on SME Financing: Progress Report

    Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report provides an in-progress draft of voluntary high-level principles on SME financing currently in development.

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  • 5-September-2015

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    Addressing data gaps in long-term investment: An agenda for research

    Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this note proposes a research agenda for addressing the main gaps in information for understanding the drivers and impediments of long-term investment.

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  • 5-September-2015

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    Effective approaches to support implementation of the G20/OECD High-level Principles on Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors: 2015 Summary Report

    Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this summary report identifies both common effective approaches and innovative and/or emerging effective approaches from the information gathered from a survey of member jurisdictions. It presents a set of effective approaches to support the implementation of the High Level Principles 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8.

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  • 5-September-2015

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    Regulation of insurance company and pension fund investment

    Presented to G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in September 2015, this report examines the investment regulations of insurance companies and pension funds, and in particular quantitative investment limits on portfolio allocations.

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  • 2-September-2015

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    Financial sector guarantees

    OECD work on financial sector guarantees has intensified since the 2008 global financial crisis as most policy responses for achieving and maintaining financial stability have consisted of providing new or extended guarantees for the liabilities of financial institutions.

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  • 24-June-2015

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    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

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    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.

  • 9-February-2015

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    Terrorism risk insurance programmes by country

    The OECD International Platform on Terrorism Risk Insurance shares information and identifies good practices on terrorism risk financing to contribute to more rapid economic recovery in the event of attacks. This page provides information about national terrorism insurance programmes in several countries and monitors their evolution.

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  • 9-February-2015

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    Mapping Channels to Mobilise Institutional Investment in Sustainable Energy

    What are the channels for investment in sustainable energy infrastructure by institutional investors (e.g. pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds) and what factors influence investment decisions? What key policy levers and risk mitigants can governments use to facilitate these types of investments? What emerging channels (such as green bonds, YieldCos and direct project investment) hold significant promise for scaling up institutional investment?

    This report develops a framework that classifies investments according to different types of financing instruments and investment funds, and highlights the risk mitigants and transaction enablers that intermediaries (such as public green investment banks and other public financial institutions) can use to mobilise institutionally held capital. This framework can also be used to identify where investments are or are not flowing, and focus attention on how governments can support the development of potentially promising investment channels and consider policy interventions that can make institutional investment in sustainable energy infrastructure more likely.

     

  • 5-February-2015

    English

    OECD Insurance Statistics 2014

    This annual publication provides major official insurance statistics. The reader will find information on the diverse activities of this industry and on international insurance market trends. The data, which are standardised as far as possible, are broken down under numerous sub-headings, and a series of indicators makes the characteristics of the national markets more readily comprehensible.

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