How can you define, carry out and monitor an appropriate investment strategy? Join the Academy workshop and explore options and strategies tailored to your organization.
ISSA Guidelines: Investment of Social Security Funds
Region: Open primarily to ISSA member organizations in the Africa region
Who can participate?
Social security professionals with investment responsibilities from ISSA member organizations.
What are the goals of the workshop?
This workshop provides practical hands-on support for professionals of social security administrations on investment issues.
With the guidance of the ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds and under the supervision of an accredited expert, this workshop aims to promote good practices in investment of social security funds. This workshop will support institutions in their procedures relating to investment of social security funds. The participants will exchange knowledge and experiences during two and half days.
Together with colleagues from different institutions from different countries, you will explore solutions and strategies for your investment issues.
How can you participate?
When you register, you will be asked to fill out the online form “Issues to be addressed”. In this form, you are asked to write down the challenges you and your organization are facing related to investment issues. The content of the workshop will be shaped by the issues the participants provide.
During the workshop, the participants will develop key takeaway messages together with possible strategies. This approach enables the participants to develop ideas and measures to respond to the challenges outlined in their “Issues to be addressed” form.
A member organization may send no more than two participants to a workshop. A workshop needs a minimum of 12 participants and will accommodate no more than 18 in order to have sufficient depth, diversity and time for exchange.
THERE IS NO FEE FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE WORKSHOP
There is no registration fee. Costs for travel, accommodation and meals are to be covered by your institution.
ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds
The ISSA Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds aim to assist members in the implementation and subsequent monitoring of an appropriate investment policy. The Guidelines provide guidance at all steps of the process from the setting up of appropriate structures and assigning responsibilities to the investment process itself. They are applicable to both social security institutions that carry out investment management internally as well as for those who use the services of external managers. The steps detailed reflect the importance of a continual monitoring process which include assessing the appropriateness of investment strategies to take into account changes to the underlying liabilities, how to reflect changes in risk budget in the investment process, appropriate methods and assumptions to use in the valuation of assets, the monitoring of the performance of external managers and reporting and disclosure requirements.
The ISSA Academy
The ISSA Academy offers the member institutions capacity building and development opportunities for their professionals based on the ISSA Guidelines. The ISSA Guidelines are professional standards for social security administrations on 12 core areas within social security.
The ISSA Academy aims to improve and innovate the performance of the member institutions by helping their professionals to implement the ISSA Guidelines.
The ISSA Academy Programme consists of workshops, diploma training courses and tailor- made courses, all based on the ISSA Guidelines.