The International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) is an independent international body representing those involved in the supervision of private pension arrangements. Formed in July 2004, it was instigated by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Network of Pension Regulators and Supervisors (INPRS).


The major goal of the IOPS is to improve the quality and effectiveness of the supervision of private pension systems throughout the world, thereby enhancing their development and operational efficiency, and allowing for the provision of a secure source of retirement income in as many countries as possible.


IOPS currently has 87 members and observers representing 76 countries and territories worldwide. The organisation cooperates closely with other international organisations involved in pension supervision policy development and dialogue, including the OECD, World Bank, ISSA, IAIS and IMF.

 Learn how to become a Member

 View our Organisational Structure

 Programme of Work for 2017-2018

 IOPS Annual Reports




  • 4-5 June 2018:  Joint meeting of the OECD Working Party on Private Pensions (WPPP) and the IOPS Technical Committee, Paris, France

  • 6 June 2018: OECD/IOPS/INPARR Research Seminar


The IOPS Members Area is dedicated to all IOPS governing and associate members. It proposes to facilitate the exchange of ideas between IOPS members and provide access to meeting documents.




IOPS Working Papers on Effective Pension Supervision


Journal of Pension Economics and Finance 


ISSA/IOPS/OECD Complementary and Private Pensions Database