E-Learning on Investment of Social Security Funds

E-Learning on Investment of Social Security Funds

E-Learning on Investment of Social Security Funds

3 Maggio–11 Giugno 2021
Il corso è disponibile in English

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.

Presentazione del corso

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.

Chi si iscrive a questo corso?

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.

What will I learn?

This course uses the recently updated ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds as a framework for assessing challenges and identifying innovations.

  • Investment structures, principles and beliefs: principles of investing social security reserve funds, challenges, constraints and objectives
  • Investment strategy: factors and constraints to consider; investment strategy process, constraints, definition and analyses of risk budget
  • Investment processes: carrying out investment in practice; steps to develop an appropriate investment strategy; consideration of internal versus external management, passive versus active strategy
  • Monitoring investment management: ensuring investment continues to meet objectives; evaluating performance; appropriate benchmarks; monitoring external investment managers
  • Investment governance and investment performance: understanding the link, the various investment governance resources and tools available to investing institutions.
What will I be able to do?
  • Understand core approaches to improve investment of reserve funds based on international best practice
  • Identify roles and responsibilities in investment governance and management
  • Utilise the ISSA Guidelines as a framework for planning and implementing effective investment processes
  • Develop country-tailored innovations drawing on experience from other countries.
Why should I join?
  • ISSA-accredited experts with decades of international experience in social security administration
  • Join and interact online with a global network of professionals from other ISSA member organizations to share learning and best practices
  • This new e-learning course consists of a blend of online resources on good practices and case studies, “real time” interactive sessions led by highly experienced trainers, individual and collaborative group exercises using our eCampus platform
  • Successful candidates receive an ITCILO Certificate of Achievement.

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.

  • Pre-course learning: Flexible (asynchronous) self-guided online learning on eCampus and an end of phase assessment.
  • “Real time” learning: Live interactive sessions and engaging video presentations by highly experienced trainers, blended with individual and collaborative group exercises, peer-to-peer assessment and online technical forums on eCampus.
  • End of course assignment: Individual assignment applying ISSA Guidelines to the participants organization. Participants who successfully complete all assessments and the final assignment will receive a Certificate of Achievement.