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News and Events

14-15 December 2021
Virtual Workshop on risk-based supervision

7-9 March 2022
IOPS Committee Meetings and Global Forum on private pensions (dates TBC)

6-7 June 2022
IOPS virtual Committee Meetings jointly with the OECD WPPP followed by the International Pension Research Association (IPRA) Conference

Working Papers on Effective Pension Supervision

The IOPS Working Papers series aims to fill a gap in pension research by highlighting a range of challenges to be met in the development of national pension supervisory systems.

Latest issue:  Supervisory Approaches Enhancing Cyber Resilience

Supervisory approaches to enhancing cyber resilience‌‌‌

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IOPS Guidelines and Good Practices

Our Guidelines and Good Practices are being developed to help supervisory regimes throughout the world comply with international standards. 

Latest issue:

- Supervisory guidelines on the integration of ESG factors in the investment and risk management of pension funds (22 October 2019)

 IOPS ESG Guidelines

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IOPS Toolkit for Risk-based Supervision

The IOPS Toolkit for Risk-based Supervision (RBS) provides a 5-module framework for pensions supervisors looking to apply a system of risk-based supervision. Case studies from 11 Jurisdictions which have adopted a risk-based approach provide further details of how a risk-based methodology has been developed in different contexts.

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Members only area

Open to all Governing and Associate Members, this password-protected community site facilitates the exchange of ideas and provides access to meeting documents.

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Journal of Pension Economics and Finance

Published by Cambridge University, this academic journal focuses on the economics and finance of pensions and retirement income.

Latest issue: Volume 20, Issue 1, January 2021

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Database of complementary and private pensions

The ISSA/OECD/IOPS Complementary and Private Pensions Database provides a comprehensive data source on the regulation of private pension systems worldwide. It is publicly available on website of The International Social Security Association (ISSA):

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