Financial Market Trends

OECD’s twice-yearly journal providing timely analyses and statistics on financial matters of topical interest and longer-term developments in specific financial sectors. Each issue provides a brief update of trends and prospects in the international and major domestic financial markets along with articles covering such topics as structural and regulatory developments in OECD financial systems, trends in foreign direct investment, trends in privatization, and financial sector statistics covering areas such as bank profitability, insurance, and institutional investors.

Periodically, a small number of articles within one field of financial sector developments – constituting the so-called special focus for the particular issue – may be included.


Global Pension Statistics Project

Measuring the Size of Private Pensions with an International Perspective

The scale and pace of pension reform worldwide has created a significant need for the development of comprehensive, comparable pension statistics that can capture the many dimensions of pension systems and assist governments in assessing their programmes and reforms. Indeed, there are presently only scattered bodies of data available on subjects such as retirement income adequacy and trends in coverage, funding and investment. In order to fill this significant data gap in pension statistics, in 2002 the OECD Financial Markets Division (within the Directorate for Financial and Enterprises Affairs), initiated a statistical project with the aim to set up an analytical database ...


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