Pension Reform, Regulation and Governance in the 21st Century

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Online 20 hours Flexi-date£2,750.00
In-House Agreed with client FlexiblePOA
London 5 days 5 April 2024£4,250
London 5 days 1 November 2024£4,250

If you are unable to attend this course on the dates above, please contact us to discuss alternative options.
Please note that prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

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    Who should attend?

      Those for whom finance is part of their responsibility and need a greater understanding of finance. They will be from all sectors, including private, public and not-for-profit including:

    • Those who are non-specialists in finance
      • Budget holders who are responsible for creating and managing their department’s budgets
      • Operations managers who want to know more about cost management and projects
      • Senior sales and marketing employees who have to understand financial statements
      • Senior managers who require greater financial literacy skills
      • Managers facing financial decisions or expect to make a contribution to a wider planning process


      • Interpret and apply financial information in a business environment
      • Put together a budget to justify expected expenditure
      • Develop skills in interpreting financial statements and calculating selected key ratios
      • Measure budgetary performance
      • Conduct effective investment appraisals


    Scheme Objectives, Structures and Challenges

    • Demographic pressures for reform How money is laundered
    • Pivotal role of pensions in developing economies
    • World Bank Multi-pillar approach
    • Comparison of Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution, Hybrid Schemes, Provident Schemes and Universal Pensions
    • Pensions sustainability challenges

    Scheme Funding and Investment

    • Defined benefit schemes – sources of funding – sustainability issues and options for restructuring
    • Defined contribution – the shift of risk and management structures
    • The structure and decline of provident schemes
    • Structure and funding of Universal schemes
    • Investments in developing economies

    The Need for Regulation

    • Why regulation is needed and regulatory structures
    • Regulation based on compliance
    • Risk-based supervision
    • Taxation models and implications
    • Pension protection schemes

    Scheme Governance and Administration

    • Purpose and objectives of pensions governance
    • Essential elements of good governance of schemes
    • Roles and responsibilities of the governing body
    • Private and Public sector schemes compared

    The Role and Responsibilities of Trustees and Actuaries

    • What is a Trustee, who can be a Trustee and what are the Trustee’s fiduciary responsibilities
    • Trustee conflicts of interest
    • Being effective in Trustee meetings
    • Quiz to consolidate and reinforce learning

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