This course is one of ten eligible courses for the Diploma For Social Protection Managers. To achieve the Diploma, successful candidates must complete four out of ten courses within a five year period and undertake a capstone assessment.
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 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 for participation in this course: the ability to access and use a computer with an internet connection; a 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.
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 3 May to 11 June 2021, for an estimated total of 60 learning hours. The course is broken down into three phases.