Public register of European occupational pension schemes
The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) established a public register of European occupational pension schemes which is published on the EIOPA website:
This register includes information about Irish pension schemes.
Under European law, the Pensions Authority, like all other European pension regulators, is required to provide EIOPA with information which is necessary for EIOPA to carry out its duties which include the establishment of the above public register of institutions for occupational retirement provision.
This means that since 31 December 2013 the following information on Irish occupational pension schemes (excluding small schemes – less than 100 active and deferred* members) has been made public:
- scheme’s name and address
- whether the scheme operates as a cross border scheme.
From 31 December 2014 this register includes the same information on all occupational pension schemes (excluding schemes with less than 12 active and deferred* members).
*Deferred members of Irish pension schemes are currently not included on this register at this time.