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NAPF and Cass launch pensions risk programme

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF), Cass Business School and the Pensions Institute are launching a programme on pensions risk and investment management.

The first of its kind in the UK, the course is designed to give pensions professionals a grounding in the risk and investment strategies and techniques associated with managing defined benefit and defined contribution schemes.

Starting in May and concluding in October, it will be taught across 12 evenings by a mixture of academics from the Pensions Institute and finance faculty of Cass, together with leading practitioners from the pensions industry.

Chris Wagstaff, senior visiting fellow at Cass Business School, says: “Our programme is designed to help pensions professionals confidently navigate the risk and investment management landscape, and understand the governance challenges involved in developing, implementing and running a scheme’s investment and risk management strategies.”

Among the topics covered in the curriculum are the macroeconomic background to pensions, risk and risk management, mainstream and alternative asset classes, portfolio management, liability driven investment, investment governance and behavioural finance.

The course will be delivered from Cass’s London campus in Bunhill Row, EC1 one evening per week between May and June and then September and October.

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