EIOPA held its fourth annual conference on 19 November 2014. In his opening speech (published on EIOPA's website on 19 November 2014), the Chairman of EIOPA spoke about EIOPA's strategic priorities for the coming years. These focused on three issues: (a) consistent implementation of Solvency II across all Member States and building an EU-wide supervisory culture, (b) delivering adequate, safe and sustainable pensions to EU citizens and (c) risk-based regulation and supervision of conduct of business. EIOPA also commented on the need to strengthen EIOPA's operational independence and to find a stable solution for its continued financing (whether through central EU funding, by industry, or both). The desirability of an enhanced supervisory role for EIOPA for the largest and most important cross-border insurance groups, was also highlighted.