Funded and private pensions

OECD Seminar on Annuities and Pensions


8 June 2011 - Mexico City, Mexico


In celebration of the OECD’s 50th anniversary, a special Seminar on Annuities and Pensions took place in Mexico City on 8 June 2011. This event was hosted by the Insurance and Surety National Commission (CNSF) and National Commission for the Pension System (CONSAR) of Mexico, and with the support of the of OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.


This seminar brought together policymakers, international experts and other interested stakeholders from business, labour, civil society and intergovernmental organisations from both Latin America and other regions, including the Asociación Internacional de Organismos de Supervisión de Fondos de Pensiones (AIOS), International Organisation of Pensions Supervisors (IOPS), and Asociación de Supervisores de Seguros de América Latina (ASSAL).


Discussions focused on:

  • Designing defined-contribution (DC) pension plans
  • Linking the accumulation and payout phases
  • Designing the payout phase of pension systems
  • Annuities and longevity risk
  • Practical examples of annuity markets

Download the full agenda (PDF)


Session 1: Designing DC Pension Plans: Policy options to strengthen retirement income adequacy in DC pension plans.

SpeakerPablo Antolin,Senior Economist, OECD: Presentation


Session 2: Linking the Accumulation and Payout Phases

Moderator: Pedro Ordorica, President, CONSAR
SpeakerMoshe Milevsky, York University, Toronto: Presentation

Discussant: Solange Berstein, Superintendent of Pensions, Chile: Presentation


Session 3: Designing the payout phase of pension systems

ModeratorHeinz Rudolph, Senior Financial Sector Economist, World Bank

Heinz Rudolph, Senior Financial Sector Economist, World Bank: Presentation

Fco. Tonatiuh Rodríguez, Vice-president AMAFORE: Presentation

Thomas Terry, International Association of Actuaries, IAA, Vice President of the US Society of Actuaries: Presentation

Lunch: Stephen Coles (UCLA) will talk about longevity and supercentenarians: Presentation

Session 4: Annuities and Longevity Risk

Moderator: Manuel Aguilera, President, CNSF; Chairman IPPC
SpeakerDavid Blake, Director Pensions Institute, Cass Business School: Presentation

Discussant: Jac Herschler, ACLI; Vice President Annuity Strategies, Prudential: Presentation

Session 5: Annuities: Round table: Practical examples of annuity markets

Moderator: André Laboul, Head of Financial Affairs Division, OECD; Secretary General, IOPS

Osvaldo Macias, Vice-Superintendent of Insurance, Chile (teleconference): Presentation

Don Yeo, Deputy CEO, Central Provident Fund Board, Singapore: Presentation

Brian Buyniski, Department of Labor, United States: Presentation

Susan Voss, Iowa Insurance Commissioner, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC): Presentation

Norma Alicia Rosas Rodriguez, Vice-President, Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Finanzas, Mexico: Presentation



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