Riding the wave of technological innovation in finance, the robo-advice model has emerged as one potential solution to increase the accessibility and affordability of getting help to invest savings for retirement. OECD's Jessica Mosher looks at the potential benefits, risks and challenges.
‘Fearless Girl’, the diminutive and plucky bronze statue that’s been staring down the 3-ton ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall Street for the past year, has become a symbol for gender diversity in corporate leadership. What kind of world can she expect to find when she enters the job market some years from now?
Competition policy usually thinks in terms of consumers and firms, government and regulators. But what does the use of a gender lens bring to competition policy? And does the competition perspective reveal additional costs of gender inequality? OECD's Chris Pike reflects on the potential for introducing greater gender awareness into competition policy.
Bill Below and Leigh Wolfrom of the OECD Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs look at some of the challenges to insuring cyber risk in the run-up to the OECD Conference on Unleashing the Potential of the Cyber Insurance Market on 22-23 February 2018.
With the baby-boomer cohort progressing into, and through, retirement, an unprecedented number of older citizens will experience cognitive decline. Paul Gerrans examines the impact this may have on financial decision-making and financial literacy.
As of this writing, the level of the Seine is on track to match the 2016 highpoint of over six metres, qualifying it as a major flood event. Some media outlets are asking, “Will this be another flood of the century”. Luckily, at least for now, the answer seems to be 'no'. But the bigger question remains: is Paris prepared for such an event? And what measures have been taken since a preparedness assessment was conducted in 2014, now two major floods ago? Charles Baubion and Bill Below discuss the issues and answers.
Many laws and regulations set the rules for how businesses enter, operate and exit a market and competition assessments help to ensure that these regulations are not overly or inadvertently restrictive for businesses and consumers. Federica Maiorano looks at the tangible contributions competition assessment is making to reforms underway in Greece.
Focusing on the court system in Germany, Dr. Angela Reitmaier of Transparency International Germany argues that the public’s right to know should prevail in cases of foreign bribery
How well are companies implementing supply chain due diligence? Roel Nieuwenkamp takes a look at the evidence and some innovative government efforts to push supply chain due diligence.
A financially competent consumer needs to be able to tell the difference between a well-qualified financial professional and an unqualified charlatan. How good are consumers at judging the quality of advisers?