OECD-ADBI Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving in Asia, 2016


22-23 June 2016, Tokyo, Japan

The OECD and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), with the support of the Government of Japan, organised a roundtable on the key developments and challenges facing insurance and retirement saving given the development of economies and the demographic changes in some Asian countries.risk

This event took place back to back with the OECD-ADBI Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing in Asia, 2016 on 24 June 2016.

This roundtable brought together government officials and experts from public authorities, including regulatory and supervisory authorities, ministries of finance, representatives from international organisations, standard setter bodies, the academic community, the private sector as well as NGOs.


DAY ONE: 22 June 2016


Session 1:  Insurance and retirement saving market developments in the Asian region and analytical tools for better monitoring

Moderator: Takahiro Yasui, Head (Special Projects and Outreach Unit), Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Leigh Wolfrom, Policy Analyst, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

Suthiphon Thaveechaiyagarn, Secretary General, Office of the Insurance Commission, Thailand

Rajkumar Renganathan,Managing Director/CEO of Ceylinco Life Insurance Ltd

Noriyuki Takayama, Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University

Ohsang Kwon,Director, Pension Supervision Office, Financial Supervisory Service, Korea


Session 2: What does developing an insurance market mean?

Moderator: Bokhwan Yu, Deputy Dean, ADB Institute


Takau Yoneyama, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Ekrem Sarper, Vice Chair of Implementation Committee of IAIS

Arup Chatterjee, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Hae Won Byun, Research Fellow, Korea Insurance Research Institute


Session 3:  Different approaches to design a balanced public and private retirement provision

Moderator and SpeakerPablo Antolin, Principal Economist and Head of the Private Pensions Unit, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Alizakri Alias, Deputy CEO of Strategy, Malaysia Employee Provident Fund

Nani P. Dharmayanti, Deputy Director, Directorate of Pension Funds and BPJS Employment Supervision, Indonesia Financial Services Authority

Yasuyuki Fujii, Executive Director, Professional Practice Division, Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC; and Chair, IAA Pensions and Employment Benefits Committee

Peter Brady, Senior Economist, Investment Company Institute

Darren McShane, Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA), Hong Kong (China)


DAY TWO: 23 June 2016


Session 4:  Institutional investors and long-term investment, and the impact of solvency modernisation initiatives

Moderator: Mamiko Yokoi-Arai,Principal Administrator, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Takashi Hamano, Assistant Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan

John Huff, US NAIC President Director

Makoto Okubo, General Manager, International Affairs, New York Representative Office, Nippon Life Insurance Company


Session 5:  Policy considerations for annuities, mortality tables and longevity risk

Moderator: Peter Morgan, SeniorEconomist, ADBI


Jessica Mosher, Policy Analyst, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD

Henk van Broekhoven, Senior Quantitative Analyst / NN-group, Netherlands

George M. Gannon, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, International Insurance Division, Prudential Financial, Inc.


Session 6: The emerging market of cyber risk insurance

Moderator and Speaker: Mamiko Yokoi-Arai,Principal Administrator, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs, OECD


Shaun Wang, Professor, Nanyang Business School Director, Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC) Nanyang Technological University

John Huff, US NAIC President Director

Stella Tse, Head of FINPRO Practice, Asia, Marsh (Hong Kong) Limited; and Douglas Ure, Managing Director, Practice Leader Asia, Marsh (Singapore) Limited









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