Pension Research & Advocacy

Serving the global community of pension executives, board members and beneficiaries

About Us

Only solid pension systems can "open up the way to higher standards of social welfare and economic security”

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The World Pensions Council (WPC) is a non-profit policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that helps strengthen and disseminate academic and professional research on a wide array of pension related topics such as demographics, actuarial science and statistical methods, public and private pension policies, asset allocation, and pension fund governance across Europe, Asia and the Americas


We believe that this holistic, multifaceted approach will facilitate national and cross-border cooperation between all pension stakeholders by helping both scholars and practitioners to develop new interdisciplinary research projects, and thus build bridges between the academic world, government agencies, and multilateral organizations, as well as pension professionals and investment experts from leading public and private institutions

Financial Literacy & Pension Research

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Are you a millennial lay trustee, seasoned pension expert, or somewhere in between? Not to worry! We offer a variety of high-quality research primers, in-depth articles and tutorials that will help you gain the expertise you need . . .


. . . And our flagship annual conference: the World Pensions Forum, the de rigueur meeting place for senior pension executives and Ivy League investment and risk management scholars 

Advocacy That Works for You

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We're engaged in a wide variety of bipartisan advocacy efforts on both sides of the Atlantic Continuum and across the developing economies of Asia and Africa: providing lawmakers and CEOs with the right SDG-driven legal, regulatory, financial economics and actuarial tools that will help them chart a course toward a better future for our children and their children, where, in the words of Harold Macmillan, we can truly “retain our heritage of political, intellectual and cultural freedom while, at the same time, open up the way to higher standards of social welfare and economic security” 

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