In an era of increasing reliance on digital technologies – and the increasing exposure to cyber risks that accompanies that reliance – insurance for cyber risks can make an important contribution to providing financial protection and helping policyholders prevent and respond to cyber incidents.
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20/07/2020 - Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, OECD governments increased their issuance of debt securities significantly, surpassing the historical average by almost 70% with significant variation across countries. Total market borrowing is expected to reach an unprecedented level of USD 28.8 trillion in bonds and bills in 2020.
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This report examines how OECD and non-OECD countries are regulating and supervising insurance intermediation, focussing on market conduct rules as well as rules related to digitalisation of intermediation. It considers areas which require further investigation to address potential conflicts of interest.
Ageing is affecting many OECD countries and, as demographic change progresses, governments will be challenged to identify financially sustainable ways to support the care of ageing populations. This report provides a stocktaking of long-term care and health care systems in OECD and non-OECD countries with a strong focus on the nature of the insurance markets that contribute to these systems.
The Sustainable Infrastructure Policy Initiative pilots the development of instruments, analysis and data related to sustainable infrastructure using expertise from 17 directorates and agencies across the organisation.
While much benefit can be expected from big data and AI, there are also a number of risks that require policy considerations. General guidance or regulation related to the use of big data and application of AI could eventually be developed by governments, and the insurance sector should be prepared to incorporate them in their specific context.
This report examines the benefits of asset tokenisation and the challenges to its wider adoption and discusses the policy implications of tokenisation for financial markets.
Paris, 13 January 2020 - The OECD has formed an expert group to provide advice on its work on blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies; this will include the development of high-level blockchain policy principles.