Governance Articles

International Governance Standards and Models

Best Governance Practices for Public Retirement Systems
National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS)

Best Practice Policies for Trustees and Pension Systems
The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Board of Trustee Composition and Investment Performance of US Public Pension Plans
International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM)

Good Pension Governance: An Advocate’s Guide for Improvement
Cortex Applied Research/The National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA)

Guideline No. 4: Pension Plan Governance Guideline
Canadian Association of Pension Supervisory Authorities

OECD Guidelines for Pension Fund Governance
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD/IOPS Good Practices for Pension Funds' Risk Management Systems
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Pension Fund Board Composition and Investment Performance: Evidence from Private Equity
Hoover Institution

Superannuation Governance: International Trends and How Australia Stacks Up
Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST)

The Stanford Institutional Investors' Forum Committee on Fund Governance Best Practice Principles
Stanford Law School

The Stanford Institutional Investors' Forum Committee on Fund Governance Clapman Report 2.0 Model Governance Provisions to Support Pension Fund Best Practice Principles
Stanford Law School

Academic and Research Papers

Integrating Goals, Structure, and Decision-Making at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Rotman International Journal of Pension Management

Internal Governance Mechanisms and Pension Fund Performance
Wharton Financial Institutions Center

Making Pension Boards Work: The Critical Role of Leadership
Rotman International Journal of Pension Management

Managing Public Investment Funds: Best Practices and New Challenges
National Bureau of Economic Research

Managing Public Pension Reserve Funds: The Case of the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan
Rotman International Journal of Pension Management

On the Governance of Public Pension Fund Management
The World Bank

Performance and Governance of Swiss Pension Funds
Journal of Pension Economics & Finance

Protecting and Politicizing Public Pension Fund Assets: Empirical Evidence on the Effects of Governance Structures and Practices
University of California-Davis Law Review

Prudent Person Rule Standard for the Investment of Pension Fund Assets
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Public Pension Governance and Performance
National Bureau of Economic Research

Public Pension Governance, Funding, and Performance: A Longitudinal Appraisal
Pension Research Council

Public Sector Pension Governance in the United States: Up to the Task?
Rotman International Journal of Pension Management