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William Price

Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation

William Price is a Senior Financial Sector Specialist at the World Bank. He focuses on pension system design, governance, regulation and supervision to improve coverage of good quality pensions and increase assets to fund long-term investments. Work ranges from leading country projects in all regions and research on regional and global issues.

Previously he was Head of Policy at the UK's Pensions Regulator and at the UK Finance Ministry he was Private Secretary to the Chancellor, Head of Assets, Savings and Wealth and worked on development there and at DFID. In his previous and current roles he works closely with both the OECD and the International Organization of Pension Supervisors (IOPS), and is on the Advisory Boards of the Toronto Centre Programme for Insurance and Pensions and the World Bank’s 401(k) pension plan. He has degrees in Economics from Oxford University and University College London and is a member of the Royal Economic Society and Chartered Institute of Insurance.


  • Bangladesh: Insurance and Private Pensions Development
       Project ID: P156823 | Expected Year of Completion: 2021
  • Ghana: Economic Management Strengthening
        Project ID: P152171 | Expected Year of Completion: 2016
  • Albania: Pension Supervision and Coverage
        Project ID: P150997 | Expected Year of Completion: 2016
  • India: Pension Regulation and Coverage
        Project ID: P148629 | Expected Year of Completion: 2017
  • Turkey: Pension Supervision, Regulation and Development
        Project ID: P151028 | Expected Year of Completion: 2016

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