Insurance and pensions

Institutional investors and long-term investment


10 May 2017 - Workshop on Data Collection for Long-term Investment

3 February 2017 - More private capital for infrastructure investment in Asia?, article by Georg Inderst











OECD project on institutional investors and long-term investment

The increasingly short supply of long-term capital since the 2008 financial crisis has profound implications for growth and financial stability. Launched in 2012, this project aims to facilitate long-term investment by institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds, addressing both potential regulatory obstacles and market failures.


Why is long-term investment important?

Patient capital allows investors to access illiquidity premia, lowers turnover, encourages less pro-cyclical investment strategies and therefore higher net investment rate of returns and greater financial stability.
Engaged capital encourages active voting policies, leading to better corporate governance.
Productive capital supports infrastructure development, green growth initiatives, SME finance, etc., leading to sustainable growth.



‌‌G20-OECD work on long-term financing

G20-OECD High-level Principles of Long-term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors

Annual Survey of Large Pension Funds

Annual Survey of Large Pension Funds 250 pixels

Summary from the 2016 Workshop on financing green infrastructure




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