The International Organization of Pension Supervisors (IOPS):
The International Organization of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) is an independent international body representing those involved in the supervision of private pension arrangements. The organization currently has around 60 members and observers representing approximately 50 countries and territories worldwide.
The aims and purposes of IOPS can be summarized as:
serving as the standard-setting body on pension supervisory matters and regulating issues related to pension supervision, taking into account the variety of different private pension systems;
- promoting international co-operation on pension supervision and facilitating contact between pension supervisors and other relevant parties, including policy makers, researchers and the private sector;
- providing a worldwide forum for policy dialogue and exchange of information on pension supervision;
- participating in the work of relevant international bodies in the area of pensions, including joint activities to improve statistical collection and analysis;
- promoting, conducting and facilitating the distribution and communication of research, and collecting information in co-operation with relevant international bodies.