The OECD presents the high-level principles of long-term investment financing
The G20/OECD High-Level Principles of Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors are designed to assist the OECD and the G20 members and any other interested countries in facilitating and promoting long-term investment by institutional investors, particularly among such institutions as pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds that typically have long duration liabilities, and consequently can consider investments over a long period provided these are prudent and are likely to produce a reasonable risk-adjusted return.
Recent growth of institutional investors has brought a transformational change to the financial systems. While they are broadly present in the developed markets, the emerging market economies' institutional investors are expected to continue to grow both in terms of scale and influence over the next decades.
The institutional investors' development is expected to provide a larger and more diversified source of long-term financing for physical and intangible investment needs across all sectors in the economy and specifically in the areas being key drivers of growth, competitiveness and employment, such as infrastructure, company equipment, education and skills, research & development, and new technology.
The proposed high-level principles identify a set of general recommendations to promote long-term investment and improve the functioning of markets. The principles complement and do not substitute any existing international principles or guidelines. They foster consistency in approaches for long-term investment across different policies and jurisdictions.