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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 over time.

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  • OECD Pensions Outlook

    01/12/2022 - The 2022 edition focuses on describing best practices for developing mortality tables and providing policy guidance on how to design, implement and continue the operation of non-guaranteed lifetime retirement income arrangements.

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  • Strengthening Asset-backed Pension Systems in a Post-COVID World

    This publication analyses the impact COVID-19 has had on asset-backed pension arrangements and the main policies countries have implemented in response to date. It then presents policy guidelines to help strengthen asset-backed pension arrangements and improve retirement outcomes in a post-COVID world. The publication also discusses the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on mortality, and the role that assets earmarked for retirement could play in the post-COVID recovery.

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  • 2-February-2023

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    Mortality and the Provision of Retirement Income

    This report analyses the development of mortality assumptions to build mortality tables to better protect retirement income provision. Mortality assumptions are necessary to ensure the sustainability of lifetime incomes. It explores considerations and traditional approaches for developing mortality tables, as well as provides an international overview of longevity trends and drivers over the last several decades, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report also details the standard mortality tables developed across OECD member countries and offers guidelines to assist regulators and supervisors in assessing whether the mortality assumptions and tables used in the context of retirement income provision are appropriate.
  • 1-December-2022

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    OECD Pensions Outlook 2022

    The OECD Pensions Outlook discusses how to introduce, develop and strengthen asset-backed pension arrangements, the role that employers can play in their provision, and the implication of different fee structures on individuals saving for retirement and on providers. The 2022 edition focuses on describing best practices for developing mortality tables and providing policy guidance on how to design, implement and continue the operation of non-guaranteed lifetime retirement income arrangements.
  • 1-December-2022

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    Launch of the 2022 OECD Pensions Outlook

    1 December 2022 - 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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  • 25-November-2022

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    Strengthening Asset-backed Pension Systems in a Post-COVID World

    This publication analyses the impact COVID-19 has had on asset-backed pension arrangements and the main policies countries have implemented in response to date. It then presents policy guidelines to help strengthen asset-backed pension arrangements and improve retirement outcomes in a post-COVID world. The publication also discusses the short- and long-term impact of COVID-19 on mortality, and the role that assets earmarked for retirement could play in the post-COVID recovery.
  • 26-September-2022

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    Promoting occupational pension plans in Spain

    The Spanish Parliament has amended the law regulating pension plans and funds with a view to expanding access to occupational pension plans to all workers. The OECD, the EC and the Spanish Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration have partnered to develop policy guidance on how best to implement this legislation.

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  • 18-July-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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  • 10-June-2022

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    Pension Markets in Focus Preliminary 2021 Data on Pension Funds

    10 June 2022 - A second year into COVID-19, pension fund assets continued to grow in almost all reporting jurisdictions, rising by over 8% in the OECD area and nearly 2% in other reporting jurisdictions in 2021, according to indicators based on preliminary data for 2021. Read more.

  • 10-June-2022

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    Global pension statistics

    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.

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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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  • 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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