Reserve funds play an important role in the sustainability of social security systems, but their contribution depends on effective investment processes. This course draws on international best-practice guidelines to explore how to implement well-organised and effective investment processes that can respond to economic, demographic, political and management pressures. This is one of seven courses run in partnership with the International Social Security Association (ISSA) offered in an innovative e-learning format from 2020.
This highly specialized course enables you to join a virtual global network of social security practitioners flexibly and without needing to travel.
Learning begins at own pace, continues through high-quality, engaging "real time" sessions and ends with an individual assignment
Critical insights from professionals of ISSA member organizations
Investing social security funds appropriately and responsibly requires a firm grasp of the underlying concepts and principles. This course will enable participants to expand their investment knowledge and skills by focusing on the recently updated ISSA Guidelines covering on the Investment of Social Security Funds. It will cover (1) investment governance principles, (2) investment governance structures, (3) common processes, and (4) processes specific to internal and external investment management. Participants will learn best practices in investing social security funds, from implementing an investment policy to monitoring the results.
The course is designed for social security professionals of ISSA member organizations. Participants should hold positions directly related to the investment of social security funds. Course learning materials and tuition will be offered online in English. The following requirements are therefore essential to participate in this course: - The ability to use and access a computer with internet - Working knowledge of written English
This course uses the recently updated ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds as a framework for assessing challenges and identifying innovations.
This new e-learning course is designed specifically for social security professionals from ISSA member organizations.
The course consists of a number of online modules offered through the eCampus online platform to be completed over a period of six weeks from 1 June to 10 July 2020, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours.
The course is broken down into three phases: