Funded and private pensions

Launch of the OECD Pensions Outlook 2016


5 December 2016  Paris, France

Population ageing and the challenging economic environment, characterised by low returns, low growth and low interest rates, create serious problems for pension systems, affecting both pay-as-you-go (PAYG) financed public pensions and funded pensions. 

The 2016 edition was launched in Paris on 5 December 2016 in the presence of Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, Phyllis Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Employment to the US Department of Labor and Ambrogio Rinaldi, Director at COVIP. 

News release: Design of funded private pensions needs to be improved


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Keynote address by Angel Gurría


A complementary publication on "Life Annuity Products and Their Guarantees" was released simultaneously. 


Further launch events

London on 8 December 2016


Washington DC on 13 December 2016



In the Outlook

  • the shift away from pensions arrangements where benefits are pre-defined towards arrangements where benefits depend on the assets accumulated and their allocation
  • tax advantages for retirement savings in comparison to benchmark saving vehiclesannuity products and their guarantees
  • pension design and financial education
  • policy measures to improve financial advice for retirement
  • public sector employee retirement income in comparison to the private sector
  • annuity products and their guarantees




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Previous editions of the Pensions Outlook 20142012

Fragmentation of retirement markets due to differences in life expectancy, 2016

Can pension funds and life insurance companies keep their promises?, 2015

Financial incentives and retirement savings

Pensions Markets in Focus

Global Pensions Statistics

Pensions at a Glance

Mortality and Life Expectancy


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