Funded and private pensions

Regulating Private Pension Schemes: Trends and Challenges



Private Pensions Series No. 4

The first conference of the International Network of Pensions Regulators and Supervisors (INPRS) was held on 23-26 April 2001 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and comprised:

  • the Regional Conference on Private Pensions in Central and Eastern European Countries and the New Independent States;
  • the Workshop on Pension Reform in the Baltic States;
  • the Research Network of the INPRS.

This conference was hosted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria, and sponsored by the OECD, USAID, the East-West Management Institute and Watson Wyatt.

The International Network of Pensions Regulators and Supervisors was established by the representatives of pension regulatory and supervisory authorities from OECD Member and non-member countries on the occasion of the OECD Forum on Private Pensions organised in Prague, Czech Republic, in April 2000.

The conference provided a unique forum for an exchange of experience and expertise on major policy issues crucial to private pension reform and the development of good practices and policy recommendations for private pension schemes. INPRS members endorsed the OECD Fifteen Basic Principles for the regulation of private occupational schemes, which provide general guidelines for developing an appropriate regulatory regime for private occupational pensions; and approved the Programme of Work and Structure of the INPRS.

The present volume of the Private Pensions Series contains selected papers from the conference and consists of five parts:

  • Recent developments in private pension systems in the OECD area and in Asia;
  • The interaction of public and private schemes in structural pension reform;
  • Regulatory treatment of occupational pension schemes;
  • Supervisory regimes in selected OECD and non-OECD countries;
  • Consumer protection issues, namely disclosure and education policies, and distribution practices.

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