Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Paperback | December 1, 1997

byE. Philip Davis

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Coping with the ageing of the population without major economic disruption is undoubtedly one of the major challenges facing the global economy and world financial markets both now and for the coming decades.In this context, this book assesses the major economic issues raised by occupational pension funds, as they have arisen in 12 OECD countries---the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland and the Netherlands, as well as in Chile and Singapore.Particular emphasis is placed on the performance of funds in financial markets, the influence on funds of fiscal and regulatory conditions, and the consequences of funds' development for capital markets, corporate finance and international investment. The relationship with social security, thecomparativ advantages of defined benefit and defined contribution funds and the role of funds in developing countries are also examined in detail.

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Coping with the ageing of the population without major economic disruption is undoubtedly one of the major challenges facing the global economy and world financial markets both now and for the coming decades.In this context, this book assesses the major economic issues raised by occupational pension funds, as they have arisen in 12 OEC...

E. Philip Davis is a Senior Economist, Bank of England; Research Associate, Financial Markets Group, London School of Economics; currently on secondment to the European Monetary Institute, Basle.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:December 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198293046

ISBN - 13:9780198293040

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Introduction1. An Overview of the Economic Issues2. The Economics of Social Security Pensions3. The Structure of Pension Provision in 12 OECD Countries.4. Taxation5. Regulation6. Performance of Pension Funds7. Effects on Capital Markets8. Pension Funds and Corporate Finance9. International Investment10. Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plans11. Pension Funds in Developing CountriesConclusionsAppendix 1: Interviews with Portfolio ManagersAppendix 2: Pension Funds and ERM Crisis 1992-3GlossaryReferencesIndex