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How the Financial Crisis Affects Pensions and Insurance and Why the Impacts Matter, Ian Tower, Gregorio Impavido

This paper discusses the key sources of vulnerabilities for pension plans and insurance companies in light of the global financial crisis of 2008. It also discusses how these institutional investors transit shocks to the rest of the financial sector and economy. The crisis has re-ignited the policy debate on key issues such as: 1) the need for countercyclical funding and solvency rules; 2) the tradeoffs implied in marked based valuation rules; 3) the need to protect contributors towards retirement from excessive market volatility; 4) the need to strengthen group supervision for large complex financial institutions including insurance and pensions; and 5) the need to revisit the resolution and crisis management framework for insurance and pensions
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. The Role of Pension Plans and Insurance Companies; III. Key Pensions and Insurance Characteristics; Figures; 1. Role of Financial Assets in Overall; 2. Assets in DB and DC Private Plans (OECD and Latin America); IV. The Nature of Assets and Liabilities; 3. Pension Assets as Percent of GDP in OECD Countries (2007); 4. Pension Assets as Percent of GDP in Latin American Countries (06/2008); 5. Asset Allocation of OECD Private Pension plans (2006); 6. Asset Allocation (average) of Latin American Pension Plans (06/2008); Boxes
Literary Form
non fiction
"July 2009."
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1 online resource (58 p.)
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