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The payout phase of pension systems : a comparison of five countries
 
Author:Rocha, Roberto; Vittas, Dimitri; Rudolph, Heinz P.; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5288
Country:Switzerland; Australia; Denmark; Chile; Sweden; Date Stored:2010/04/29
Document Date:2010/04/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Emerging Markets; Debt Markets; Pensions & Retirement Systems; Insurance & Risk Mitigation; Investment and Investment ClimateLanguage:English
Region:East Asia and Pacific; Europe and Central Asia; Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS5288
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This paper provides a comparative summary of the payout phase of pension systems in five countries -- Australia, Chile, Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland. All five countries have large pension systems with mandatory or quasi-mandatory retirement savings schemes. But they exhibit important differences in the structure and role of different pillars, regulation of payout options, level of annuitization, market structure, capital regulations, risk management, and use of risk sharing arrangements. The paper summarizes the experience of these countries and highlights the lessons they offer to other countries.

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