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. We are currently working on various research projects as well as preparing the 4th annual World Pensions & Investments Forum, which will be held in Europe in 4Q 2014.