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Company Pension Plans, Stock Market Returns, and Labor Demand

Company Pension Plans, Stock Market Returns, and Labor Demand »

Source: Company Pension Plans, Stock Market Returns, and Labor Demand

Volume/Issue: 2003/222

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrica Detragiache

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2003

ISBN: 9781451875287

Keywords: Company pension plans, labor demand, pension regulation, pension, pension fund, pension fund assets, pension funds, pension plans, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

With asset values falling sharply in recent years, many companies around the world are under pressure to restore the solvency of their defined-benefit pension plans. Will this lead to higher contributions? Will hig...

Consumer Confusion

Consumer Confusion »

Source: Consumer Confusion : The Choice of AFORE

Volume/Issue: 2008/177

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Moisés Schwartz , Enrique Domínguez , and Roberto Calderón-Colín

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2008

ISBN: 9781451870350

Keywords: defined contribution, individual accounts, retirement savings, consumer choice, consumer confusion, noise distribution, mark-up, pension, pension fund, pension fund managers

This paper was prepared for the World Bank 4th Annual Contractual Savings Conference (Washington DC, April 2008) co-organized by Gregorio Impavido (gimpavido@imf.org). The article shows that account transfers among...

Denmark

Denmark »

Source: Denmark : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Insurance Core Principles

Volume/Issue: 2007/119

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451811162

Keywords: insurance companies, pension, pension funds, life insurance, supervisory authority

This paper discusses key findings of the Detailed Assessment of the Observance of the Insurance Core Principles for Denmark. Key recommendations arising from the assessment cover two main issues. First is the fact...

Denmark

Denmark »

Source: Denmark : Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics, Banking Supervision, Insurance Supervision, Systematically Important Payment

Volume/Issue: 2006/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 October 2006

ISBN: 9781451811124

Keywords: payment systems, credit, payments, prices, pension funds

The Financial System Stability Assessment of Denmark has been developed to identify the weakness in the financial sector structure and thereby enhance the resilience to macroeconomic shocks and cross-border conta...

Denmark

Denmark »

Source: Denmark : Financial Sector Assessment Program: Technical Note: Pensions with Profit Contracts

Volume/Issue: 2007/124

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2007

ISBN: 9781451811216

Keywords: life insurance, pension, pension funds, insurance companies, life insurance companies

This technical note examines pensions with profit contracts in Denmark. The Danish life insurance and pension sector is sensitive to a range of risks on both the asset and liability side of the balance sheet. One o...

The Effects of Dividend Taxes on Equity Prices

The Effects of Dividend Taxes on Equity Prices »

Source: The Effects of Dividend Taxes on Equity Prices : A Re-examination of the 1997 U.K. Tax Reform

Volume/Issue: 2007/204

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stephen Bond , Alexander Klemm , and Michael Devereux

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451867688

Keywords: Tax reform, dividends, stock market, investors, pension, pension funds, tax rate, tax rates,

We re-examine the extent to which personal taxes on dividends are capitalized into the equity prices of domestic firms, using data from around the time of the 1997 U.K. dividend tax reform, which removed a signific...

Efficiency and Performance of Bulgarian Private Pensions

Efficiency and Performance of Bulgarian Private Pensions »

Source: Efficiency and Performance of Bulgarian Private Pensions

Volume/Issue: 2008/268

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gregorio Impavido

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451871265

Keywords: Private pensions, second pillar, pension, pension funds, pension fund, pension fund assets, voluntary pension,

This paper analyzes the performance of the Bulgarian private defined contribution pensions in the second and third pillars of the pension system....

Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic »

Source: Equity and Private Debt Markets in Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic

Volume/Issue: 2007/288

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hemant Shah , Jorge Chan-Lau , Geoffrey Bannister , Ana Carvajal , and Ivan Guerra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868517

Keywords: equity, securitization, securities regulation, pension, pension funds, mutual funds, securities exchange,

This study focuses on equity, private debt, and asset-backed securities markets in Central America. These markets are generally under-developed throughout the region due to several structural problems, economic and...

European Union

European Union »

Source: European Union : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation --Technical Note on European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2013/73

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475574852

Keywords: supervisory authorities, pension, pension funds, pensions, occupational pension

Slow economic growth and continuing low interest rate environment is putting pressure on the insurance sector. Delays in the implementation of Solvency II could create vulnerabilities in the insurance sector. The a...

Financial Integration in Latin America
			: A New Strategy for a New Normal

Financial Integration in Latin America : A New Strategy for a New Normal »

Series: Books

Author(s): Charles Enoch , Wouter Bossu , Carlos Caceres , and Diva Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513520247.071

ISBN: 9781513520247

Keywords: Cross-border banking, Financial integration, Latin American regional banking, commodity supercycle, fragmentation, international banking system, growth, policymaking, Latin America, regional financial integration

With growth slowing across much of the Latin America as a result of the end of the commodity supercycle and economic rebalancing in China, as well as fragmentation of the international banking system, policies to s...