Public register of European occupational pension schemes

3 January 2014: The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has established a public register of European occupational pension schemes. This is now published on the EIOPA website:

This register includes information about larger Irish pension schemes.

Under European law, The Pensions Board, 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 will also include the same information on all remaining occupational schemes i.e. schemes with less than 100 active and deferred members.