Useful Links

Legal Links
american bar association
australian legal information institute (auslii)
canadian bar association
employment law website (u.k.)
european court of justice
foundation law (australia)
south africa pension lawyers association
u.k. association of pension lawyers


Pension & Benefit Legal/Regulatory Associations

International Association for Insurance Law/ Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA)
www.aida.org.uk
AIDA is a non-profit making international association, formed in 1960, for the purpose of promoting and developing at an international level, collaboration between its members with a view to increasing the study and knowledge of international and national insurance law and related matters. It is AIDA’s aim to propose measures with a view to the insurance industry adopting them at a national and international level, leading to harmonisation of insurance law or means for resolution of insurance disputes.
Working Parties include: Life Pension and Collective Insurance

Ad Hoc Group on Private Pensions of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), (OECD WPPP)
www.oecd.org

International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS)
www.iopsweb.org
The International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) is an independent international body representing those involved in the supervision of private pension arrangements. The organisation currently has around 60 members and observers representing approximately 50 countries and territories worldwide.

International Social Security Association (ISSA)
https://www.issa.int/en_GB/the-issa
The International Social Security Association (ISSA) is the principal international institution bringing together social security agencies and organizations. The ISSA’s aim is to promote dynamic social security as the social dimension in a globalizing world by supporting excellence in social security administration. Founded in 1927, the ISSA Secretariat has its headquarters at the International Labour Office, in Geneva.

International Federation of Pension Funds Administrators (FIAP)
www.fiap.cl
According to its by-laws, the corporate purpose of the International Federation of Pension Fund Administrators (FIAP) is to disseminate, promote, defend, publicize and otherwise facilitate the development of social security systems based on saving and individual capitalization, through pension funds managed by financial services companies: pension fund administrators.

International Pensions Research Network (IPRN)
www.pensions-research.org
Pensions-Research.Org is the website of the International Pensions Research Network (IPRN),  the research network of the International Network of Pension Regulators and Supervisors (INPRS). INPRS  includes regulatory and supervisory organisations and individuals in over 60 countries. Members of IPRN will include both individual scholars and experts as well as research centres.

La Asociación Internacional de Organismos de Supervisión de Fondos de Pensiones (AIOS)www.aiosfp.org
E-mail: aios@aiosfp.org

Association of Pension Lawyers – United Kingdom (APL)
www.apl.org.uk
The APL is an association established and run by lawyers specialising in pensions in the UK. It is non-profit making. Its main aims are to promote awareness of the importance of the role of law in the provision of pensions and to operate as a forum for discussion and education amongst pension lawyers.

Belgian Pensions Lawyers Association (BePLA)
www.bepla.be
The association seeks to promote awareness of the importance of the role of law in the provision of pensions, disability, medical and other related benefits and in defining the relationships between employers, pension funds, insurance companies, employees, beneficiaries and other stakeholders. It brings together Belgian bar members (avocats/advocaten) who have experience in advising or litigating in pension law matters.


Pension Lawyers Association of South Africa (PLA)
www.pensionlawyers.co.za
The Pension Lawyers Association of South Africa was founded in 1996 and is a body of legal practitioners who specialize in giving advice on retirement fund and employee benefits law and practice.

American Bar Association (ABA): Joint Committee on Employee Benefits (JCEB)
www.americanbar.org/groups/committees/employee_benefits.html
T
he JCEB is comprised of the ABA sections of business law; health law; labor and employment law; real property, trust and estate law; taxation; and tort trial and insurance practice coordinates employee benefits activities including CLE programs and meetings with federal agency officials.


Vereniging voor pensioenrecht (Dutch Association of Pension Lawyers)
www.vvpensioenrecht.nl
The Association of Pension Law is an association open to anyone interested in pension law. The association organizes an average of four meetings per year. The themes of these meetings are topical issues in the pension world. Once a year a book published following one of the meetings.

Vereniging van Pensioenjuristen (Dutch Association of Pension Law)
www.pensioenjurist-cpl.nl
Since 2001 there is a group of certified pension consultants and pension lawyers all these developments closely, interpret and implement. The pension shall be entitled CPL lawyers, pension consultants CPC title. For the title retired lawyer / consultant to acquire and retain one must to a large number of requirements. Click here for more information about requirements.

Canadian Bar Association (CBA) National Pensions and Benefits Law Section
www.cba.org/CBA/sections_pensions/main/ 
This National Section has been developed based on the rationale that pensions and benefits law affects all members of the public across Canada, in all provincial jurisdictions and in the federal jurisdiction, and encompasses a wide range of complex legal issues. As such, a need existed for a national non-partisan voice to further the knowledge of pensions and benefits law within the legal profession to contribute to national policy, harmonization and legislative initiatives and to serve as a legal resource for the public.

Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Pension and Benefits Section
http://www.oba.org/En/pensions_en/pen_main/intro_en.aspx 
Pension and benefit issues are taking on considerable importance and this Section can help position you and your practice to deal with the emerging issues. This Section deals extensively with the establishment, funding, administration and regulation of pension plans, profit sharing plans, deferred compensation arrangements, and other employee benefit plans in both the public and private sectors.

Pension & Benefits

Australia

ustralian securities and investments commission ("asic")
australian prudential regulation authority ("apra")
Australian Taxation Office ("ATO")
Industry Funds Forum
Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees
Parliament of Australia
Treasury

Austria
Association of Austrian Occupational Pensionfunds

Belgium
Ministère des Affaires sociales, de la Santé publique et de l'EnvironnementSocial affairs ministry
Office national des pensionsPensions office
Union professionnelle des entreprises d'assurancesInsurance industry consortium
Commission Bancaire, Financiere et des Assurances

Canada
Alberta Treasury - Employment Pensions
Manitoba Pension Commission
Financial Services Commission of Ontario (formerly Pension Commission of Ontario)
Régie des rentes du Québec
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Canada)
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (formerly Revenue Canada)Registered Plans Divisions
Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
CPP Disability Benefits
Old Age Security (OAS)
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
Spouse's Allowance
International Social Security Agreements
Benefits Canada 
Benefits and Pension Monitor

Denmark
Den Sociale SikringsstyrelseSocial security agency
FinanstilsynetFinancial supervisory agency
SocialforskningsinstituttetSocial research institute
SocialministerietSocial affairs ministry
Danish Insurance Association

Others

France
Agence centrale des organismes de sécurité socialePension Agency
Association générale des institutions de retraite des cadres, Agirc Pension agency
Association des régimes de retraites complémentaires, ArrcoPensions agency
Caisse national d'assurance viellessePensions agency
 
Germany
Bundesministerium für Arbeit und SozialordnungSocial affairs ministry
 
Hong Kong
The Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority
The Securities and Futures Commission
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Labour Department
Equal Opportunities Commission
Immigration Department
The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association
 
Ireland
Irish Association of Pension Funds

Israel
Ministry of Finance

Italy
Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS)Social security agency
Istituto Nazionale di Previdenza per i Dipendenti dell'Amministrazione PubblicaPublic sector workers' pensions

Japan
Financial Supervisory AgencyFinancial supervisory agency

The Netherlands
Pension regulator
Dutch Association of Insurers
www.pensioen.com
Social and Economics Council in the Netherlands
Statistics Netherlands
Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Social security information centre
Social Insurance Bank
Stichting pensioenkijker.nl

Magazines

New Zealand
Office of the Retirement Commissioner
Superannuation news
Investment Savings & Insurance Association (ISI)
Association of Superannuation Funds of New Zealand (ASFONZ)
General Information on Superannuation

Portugal
Segurança Social
Futuro

South Africa

The Pension Lawyers Association of South Africa
The Financial Sector Conduct Authority
The Institute of Retirement Funds (IRF)
The Actuarial Society of South Africa
Batseta
EBnet

Spain
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos SocialesSocial affairs ministry
 
Switzerland
Bundesmt für Sozialversicherung
Vorsorgeforum
 
Sweden
Skatteverket/National Tax Board
Försäkringskassan/Swedish Social Insurance Federation
Finansinspektionen/Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority
Försäkringsföbundet/The Swedish Insurance Federation
SIRP/The Swedish Association of Institutions for Retirement Provisions
Svenskt Näringsliv/Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
TCO/The Swedish Confederation for Professional Employees
Riksdagen/The Swedish Parliament
Regeringskansliet/Governement Offices of Sweden
Alecta Insurance
KPA Insurance
SPP Insurance
Riksförsäkringsverket/National Insurance Board

United Kingdom
Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA)
Axia Economics (lots of good links)
Association of British Insurers (ABI)
Birkbeck CollegeCentre for Pensions & Social Insurance
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
Faculty & Institute of Actuaries (joint website)
Financial Services Authority (FSA)
Government Actuary
Houses of Parliament
Income Data Services
Inland Revenue
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Investment Management Regulatory Organisation
Investments and Pensions Europe
Local Government Pensions Division Site
National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF)
NHS Pensions Agency
Occupational Pensions Advisory Service (OPAS)
Occupational Pensions Regulatory Authority (OPRA)
Office of Fair Trading
Parliament
Pendragon pensions information service
Pensions Institute, University of London
Pensions World Website
The Law Commission
The Pensions Ombudsman
The Pensions Protection Fund (PPF)
The Pensions Regulator
Trade Union Congress
Treasury
 
United States
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
U.S. Treasury
IRS
American Association of Pension Professionals and Actuaries
ERISA Industry Committee
Employee Benefit Research Institute
Society of Actuaries 
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans 
Plan Sponsor Council of America
Social Security Administration
General Accounting Office
Benefits Link
Bloomberg Law
Pensions & Investments 
American Benefits Council


   
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