Evidence shows that there is a correlation between propensity to save and propensity to invest. In Africa, propensity to save remains low. Pension schemes come into play to address a critical gap. Pension schemes, as one of the avenues propagated for retirement savings, continue to attract curious attention in the manner they are governed and managed. Pension Scheme Management Models need to be re-engineered.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Explain the meaning and importance of pension governance
• Appreciate the types and designs and fundamentals of pension schemes
• Appreciate the duties and management function of trustees, roles of professional advisors as well as linkages between different parties to a pension scheme
• Explain the investment landscape of pension funds
• Formulate Pension scheme management performance indicators and the importance of performance evaluation of trustees of pension schemes in enhancing governance
• Analyse the risks pension funds are exposed to and the need of effective risk management in pension schemes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Pension regulators, Policy makers, Trustees, Administrators, Fund managers, Advisors, Custodians, CEOs, Human resource managers, Directors and Pension principal officers.
• Understanding pension governance
• Pillars, types and designs of pension schemes
• Frameworks for Pension Schemes
• Rights and expectations of pension members and beneficiaries
• Duties and responsibilities of pension trustees and governing boards
• Types service trustees and their professional roles
• Pension asset management
• Governance of defined contribution and defined benefits pension funds
• Regulators focus in pension governance
• OECD/IOPS Principles of pension governance
• Performance evaluation of pension trustees and performance schemes