Reports


  • 12-August-2011

    English

    Risk awareness, capital markets and catastrophic risks - Policy issues in insurance

    This publication includes reports on initiatives to promote natural hazard awareness and disaster risk reduction education, the role of financial markets in financial mitigation of large-scale risks, mechanisms used to quantify catastrophe losses, and hazard risk mapping efforts in Southeast Asian countries.

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  • 12-August-2011

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    Bank competition and financial stability

    This report examines the interplay between banking competition and financial stability, taking into account the consequences of the recent global crisis and the policy responses it provoked.

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  • 25-July-2011

    English

    Banking on a crisis and on its resolution, OECD Observer article

    The recent financial crisis has left a hole in the public finances of many countries. Yet, with the right preparation, governments may have been better placed to fund that gap. This holds lessons for future crisis resolution strategies.

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  • 18-March-2011

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    Assessing the Labour, Financial and Demographic Risks to Retirement Income from Defined-Contribution Pensions

    This article examines the impact of labour, financial and demographic risks on retirement income from DC pension plans, with a special emphasis on labour-market risk.

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  • 15-March-2011

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    Private pensions systems in OECD countries

    These country profiles describe private pension arrangements in OECD countries. This information is taken from the OECD Private Pensions Outlook 2008, published in February 2009.

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  • 23-February-2011

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    The impact of the financial crisis on the insurance sector and policy responses

    This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.

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  • 17-February-2011

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    Promoting longer-term investment by institutional investors: Selected issues and policies

    This note was prepared for the Eurofi/G20 high-level seminar on the benefits and challenges of a long term perspective in financial activities, held in Paris on 17-18 February 2011. The note outlines the benefits of long-term investing to growth, sustainable development and financial stability, and the barriers which may be preventing institutional investors from acting over extended time frames.

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  • 23-September-2010

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    Assessing Default Investment Strategies in Defined Contribution Pension Plans

    Protecting retirement income derived from DC pension plans requires carefully designed default investment strategies. This article assesses the relative performance of different investment strategies for different structures of the payout phase, focusing on life-cycle strategies.

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  • 6-September-2010

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    Defined benefit pension plans - proposed revisions to international accounting

    At the end of April 2010, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) published an exposure draft with proposed changes to International Accounting Standard No. 19 (IAS 19). If enacted, the changes to IAS 19 proposed by the IASB are expected to have a significant impact on company financials on a global basis.

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  • 13-August-2010

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    Finance, business and the crisis

    Read about OECD efforts to help governments improve the domestic and global policies that affect business and markets in the wake of the global economic crisis.

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