OECD-ADBI High-Level Panel on Institutional Investors and Long-term Investment Financing

The OECD Project on Institutional Investors and Long-term Investment (the project) aims to facilitate long-term investment (LTI) by institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, and sovereign wealth funds, addressing both potential regulatory obstacles and market failures. The project relies on close co-operation between OECD economies, some non-OECD economies, including G20 and APEC members, major investors, and other key stakeholders. Engaging institutional investors and policy makers will ultimately enable the OECD to develop effective policy recommendations at the highest political level. Work on the project is organised in a series of modules such as data collection, governance, regulation and real assets (i.e. infrastructure). The project looks at both long-term investors (i.e. how institutional investors can be encouraged to act in their long-term capacity, providing stable, counter-cyclical financing and acting as engaged shareholders) and long-term investments (i.e. how to finance infrastructure and other real assets, given the constraints in government, corporate and financial sector balance sheets).