We review funded and private pension systems across the world, analyse policy and technical issues, formulate policy recommendations and promote international policy dialogue.
This annual report analyses insurance market statistics collected by the OECD to monitor the insurance industry’s overall performance and health. It covers all OECD countries plus selected Asian, African and Latin American countries.
10/06/2020 - Pension fund assets rose to USD 32 trillion in 2019 but COVID-19 impacts are set to reverse some of these gains, according to preliminary data in the 2020 edition of Pension Markets in Figures.
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10/06/2020 - Preliminary data for 2019 show that pension funds held USD 32.3 trillion in the OECD area and USD 0.7 trillion in 29 other jurisdictions. The US exhibited the largest amount of assets in pension funds at end-2019 (USD 18.8 trillion), followed by the UK (USD 3.6 trillion), Australia (USD 1.8 trillion), Netherlands (USD 1.7 trillion), Canada (USD 1.5 trillion),Japan (USD 1.4 trillion) and Switzerland (USD 1.0 trillion).
The Global Pension Statistics Project measures and monitors the pension industry, allowing inter-country comparisons of current statistics and indicators on key aspects of retirement systems.
27 February 2020 - Mauritius: Discussions at this event focused on international experiences in increasing coverage of private pensions, arket trends and supervisory challenges in the pension funds investment landscape, dealing with underfunded defined benefit (DB) pension schemes and how to improve governance of private pension funds.
This annual survey monitors and compares the investment behaviour, asset levels, and performances of the largest institutional investors in each region or country covered and analyses in greater depth the general trends observed at a national level.
Launched in 2014, this project is reviewing the cost effectiveness of tax and other financial incentives. It is assessing more efficient ways of using public money to increase savings for retirement, retirement income and replacement rates.
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29/11/2019 - This report describes the tax treatment of retirement savings in OECD countries. It also covers non-tax financial incentives provided to encourage individuals to save for retirement in funded private pension plans.
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As APEC economies adopt measures to accelerate infrastructure development and financing, this report provides them with a selected set of effective approaches to financing infrastructure, including blended finance.
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29 October 2019 - Pension assets have been growing over the last decade, reaching USD 44.1 trillion worldwide at the end of 2018, despite a decline relative to end-2017. This trend is attributable to positive real net returns over the long term, and to increased contributions paid as more people are being covered by a pension plan in a number of countries, especially in those with recent mandatory or auto-enrolment programmes