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Published by Economist Publications in London .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Gilberto Gabrielli and Daniele Fano.
SeriesSpecial report / Economist Intelligence Unit -- 1058
ContributionsGabrielli, Gilberto., Fano, Daniele.
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Open LibraryOL14271973M

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ARAB PENSION SYSTEMS TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND OPTIONS FOR REFORMS 6 6 I. Executive Summary This report provides an overview of current pension challenges and opportunities for members of the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) 1. There is an urgent need to address pension issues in the region to address fiscal, macroeconomic, sustainability, equity and welfare. Attention U.S. public pension fund trustees: Von M. Hughes has your back. His new book — "U.S. Public Pension Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Trustees and Investment Staff" — is a guide to. According to Jean Michel, one of the main challenges for pension fund managers is ensuring they will be able to meet their clients’ needs over the long term. To accomplish this, they can either increase contributions or aim for higher returns, notably by taking more risks. First, in its private equity strategy, which focuses on. But if we can successfully meet these three challenges - if we can get a decent state pension which forms a base for private saving, make sure people take advantage of auto-enrolment to top this up, and we have a system of pension freedoms that provide flexibility to people - then that will take the pensions system quite a good way forward.

One of the main trends by some institutional investors, and by pension funds in particular, is an increase in investment in “alternative asset classes,” such as private equity (PE), hedge funds, venture capital (VC), real estate, infrastructure, and commodities, indicating a growing allocation to less liquid and longer-term instruments. Trustees and pension managers are dealing with a variety of challenges; some require deep strategic thinking while others are really issues of capacity management. Resolving the resourcing issue while at the same time addressing the core concern of data quality seem to sit at the heart of the trustees’ and pension managers’ fundamental.   The pension funding gap is a problem for everyone. Almost all public pension funds assume investment returns somewhere around 7% (and some as high as 8%+). The most common solution to this problem.   Private pensions work similarly to workplace pensions but are set up by you rather than your employer. You can set up regular contributions (e.g. monthly) or make one-off payments into your fund, and your pension provider will add tax relief.. The money you put into your personal pension will usually be invested in a range of assets like shares, bonds, property and cash.

Insurance and Private Pensions No. 13 Pension Funds Investment in Infrastructure POLICY ACTIONS Raffaele Della Croce JEL Classification: G15, G18, G23, G28, J 2 The challenges are even more acute when governments bring in institutional investors, such as pension funds, whose first responsibility is to provide adequate retirement income. Rajesh Kumar, in Strategies of Banks and Other Financial Institutions, Types of Private Pension Funds. Private pension funds consists of private defined benefit and defined contribution pension funds. These include (k), (b), and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). A (k) is a qualified plan established by an employer to which employees make salary deferral or salary.   Selected studies on insurance and private pensions policy prepared for use within the OECD and addressing such policy issues as risk management, governance, types of investments, and benefit protection. Pension Fund Governance Challenges and Potential Solutions (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the knowledge base.   private sector employees; and their comparable private pension funds do not fall into our study. But in some jurisdictions at least, this higher level of assets for PPFs reflects considerable pension advantages enjoyed by the public sector over the private.4 Figure 1: Share of total PPF assets by region Middle East 9%.