As the role of private pension systems grows in importance, there is a need to monitor their development and review their performance in an international context, especially following the crisis in the financial markets in 2008. This first edition of the OECD Private Pensions Outlook provides essential data on assets, investments, membership, and industry structure based on the latest official statistics, as well as a framework for evaluating the trends shaping the pensions industry, based on the role of the private pensions in relation to the public pension system. It also provides comprehensive country profiles, describing private pension arrangements in individual OECD countries. This edition's special feature covers the implications for pensions and private pensions policy of the financial crisis. This publication includes StatLinks, URLs linking graphs and tables via the internet to Excel® table containing the underlying data.
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Special Feature: Private Pensions and the 2008 Turmoil in Financial Markets Introduction Reader's Guide Acronyms, Symbols and Conventional Signs Chapter 1. Role and Types of Private Pension Systems -1.1 The growing role of funding and private pensions in retirement income arrangements -1.2. The role of institutional investors in pension systems -1.3. Types of private pension arrangements across OECD countries Chapter 2. Key Pension Fund Indicators -2.1. Pension fund wealth and membership -2.2. Pension fund industrial structure -2.3. Pension fund investments -2.4. Investment restrictions and pension fund asset allocation -2.5. Revenues and expenditure -2.6. Pension funds in selected non-OECD countries -2.7. Additional comparative tables, notes, and reference series Chapter 3. Public Pension Reserve Funds -3.1. Wealth accumulated in public pension reserve funds -3.2. Asset allocation of public pension reserve funds Chapter 4. Performance indicators of private pension systems -4.1. Coverage -4.2. Are pension benefits adequate? -4.3. Investment performance -4.4. Funding and solvency -4.5. Private pension operating costs and fees Chapter 5. Country Profiles -How to read the country profiles -Australia -Austria -Belgium -Canada -Czech Republic -Denmark -Finland -France -Germany -Greece -Hungary -Iceland -Ireland -Italy -Japan -Korea -Luxembourg -Mexico -Netherlands -New Zealand -Norway -Poland -Portugal -Slovak Republic -Spain -Sweden -Switzerland -Turkey -United Kingdom -United States Glossary