Standard Setting, Research and Resources
The IOPS is an independent, standard-setting body whose mission is to promote good practices in pension supervision and to serve as a world-wide forum for policy dialogue and the exchange of information.
The key resource of the IOPS is its very active membership. Research projects are proposed and developed by country members and project teams – ensuring the great involvement, relevance and commitment to all projects undertaken.
Drawing on the IOPS Principles of Private Pension Supervision, a series of Guidelines and Good practices on various issues are being developed to help supervisory regimes throughout the world to be in line with international standards.
Our main on-going research projects include thematic projects on selected issues, yearly data collection and updates on pension systems information to expand the comprehensive data source on the regulation of private pension systems worldwide and the guidelines for risk-based supervision. The Working Paper Series offer a review of all the projects conducted with our member countries, on various critical subjects (such as, for example, digitalisation of financial services, consumer protection, supervision of large-pension funds).