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Recent reforms will still be insufficient to cover increased pension costs in the future, despite increases in retirement ages in half of OECD countries, according to a new OECD report.
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This 3-pager document gives highligths from Pensions at a Glance 2011 for Italy. In 2010, Italy was the second oldest OECD country after Japan with only 2.6 people of working age (20-64) relative to the number of retirement age (65+) (i.e. the support ratio).
The theme of this fourth edition of Pensions at a Glance is pensions, retirement and life expectancy. Many countries have increased pension ages in the face of population ageing and longer lives. Some have introduced an automatic link between pensions and life expectancy.
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.
This special report assesses the impact of the crisis on the insurance sector and reviews policy responses within OECD countries.
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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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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.
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.
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.
Populations across the OECD are ageing. In the 1950s, there were around 7 workers on average for every retiree in OECD countries. By 2010 this ratio had fallen to 4 to 1. And the cost of public pension systems keeps rising. By 2060, public spending on pensions will account for 12.5% of GDP in the European Union.