The CPIT is a pension fund established in 1970 in Geneva by conference interpreters and translators. It is a foundation in Swiss law and is managed by the Foundation Council, which is made up of at least five translators and interpreters who are members of the International Association of Conference Translators (AITC) or the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC).
The CPIT’s purpose is to enable freelance translators and interpreters who work, for example, for the international organizations to obtain social security coverage (retirement, disability and lump-sum death benefits). Translators and interpreters who are officials of intergovernmental organizations are also eligible to join.
The Foundation Council delegates all administrative, accounting and secretarial tasks to Swiss Life Pension Services SA, an international firm specialized in pension fund management. The CPIT’s portfolio is managed by two specialized Swiss banks (Pictet et UBS), under the supervision of the Foundation Council.
On this website, you’ll find the CPIT Statutes and Regulations, an introduction to the CPIT in 5 easy steps, and answers to frequently asked questions from members and future members. If you wish to become a member, download the Membership Agreement under Join us, or contact the secretariat.