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  • 10-June-2022

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    Pension Markets in Focus

    This report gives an overview of private pension systems worldwide and outlines latest developments. It assesses the amount of assets in funded and private pension plans, describes the way these assets are invested in financial markets, and looks at how investments have performed, both in the past year and over the past decade.

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  • 24-February-2022

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    Global insurance market trends

    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.

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  • 23-February-2022

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    Improving the design of retirement saving pension plans

    The OECD Recommendation for the Good Design of Defined Contribution Pension Plans identifies elements of good design and public policy to assist countries to strengthen retirement income adequacy in an environment where pension benefits result from assets accumulated during working life.

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  • 27-January-2022

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    Slovenia should reform its pension system to address rapidly ageing population, says OECD

    Slovenia should encourage people to work longer and reform its pensions system in order to make it financially sustainable while preserving pensioners’ living standards, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-December-2021

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    Pensions protected during COVID-19 pandemic but ageing challenges persist, says OECD

    The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll among elderly people although retirees have seen their pension payments well protected across OECD countries. Future pension entitlements have also been well protected thanks to the exceptional policy response to the crisis, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 3-September-2021

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    Annual Survey of Investment Regulation of Pension Funds and Other Pension Providers

    Each year, the OECD publishes a survey of the investment regulation of pension funds and other pension providers which describes the main quantitative investment regulations applied to pension funds in 80 economies. The survey questionnaire covers all types of pension plans financed via pension funds.

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  • 10-March-2021

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    Towards Improved Retirement Savings Outcomes for Women

    Labour market inequalities are well-known to be the main drivers of the gender pension gap. This publication focuses on helping governments find solutions for retirement savings arrangements that do not further exacerbate these inequalities. This study first analyses why the gender pension gap exists and sheds light on some of the behavioural and cultural factors that contribute to these inequalities. Country case studies assess how demographics, labour markets and other factors may affect gaps in pension coverage, assets and entitlements. The study then explores how the design of retirement savings plans affects men and women differently. Finally, it provides policy options to improve retirement savings outcomes for women and to help close the gender pension gap.
  • 7-December-2020

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    OECD Pensions Outlook 2020

    The 2020 edition of the OECD Pensions Outlook examines a series of policy options to help governments improve the sustainability and resilience of pension systems. It considers how to ensure that policy makers balance the trade-off between the short-term and long-term consequences of policy responses to COVID-19; how to determine and assess the adequacy of retirement income; how funded pension arrangements can support individuals in non-standard forms of work to save for retirement; how to select default investment strategies; how to address the potential negative consequences from frequent switching of investment strategies; and, how retirement income arrangements can share both the investment and longevity risks among different stakeholders in a sustainable manner. This edition also discusses how governments can communicate in a way that helps people choose their optimal investment strategies.
  • 7-December-2020

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    COVID-19 crisis adds pressure to private and public pensions systems

    The COVID-19 crisis has compounded the challenges facing retirement savings and old-age pension arrangements and added new ones, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 7-December-2020

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    Launch of the 2020 OECD Pensions Outlook

    7 December 2020 - Every two years, the OECD Pensions Outlook provides an analysis of the main policy issues affecting pensions in OECD countries and assesses trends in retirement income systems. It discusses policy initiatives for strengthening the sustainability and resilience of pension systems, funded private pension systems in particular.

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