Mercer Canada | School of Pension Investment Management (SPIM)


School of Pension Investment Management (SPIM) Fall Session

04 October - 05 October 2016  Canada, Toronto

  • Overview
    • Building effective pension investment management skills is more important than ever in the challenging environment of pension plan fund management. Both the capital markets and the pension regulatory regime are becoming increasingly complex and dynamic.

      To assist in improving the governance and management of pension fund assets, Mercer and The Schulich School of Business, York University have established The School of Pension Investment Management (SPIM).

      This two-day course is designed to provide pension plan fiduciaries with the knowledge to improve the overall governance and management of their defined benefit and defined contribution pension funds.

  • Key Benefits
    • Attendees will:

      • Improve their knowledge of the pension investment management system as it applies to defined benefit and defined contribution plans
      • Enhance their understanding of pension finance and asset/liability integration
      • Increase their effectiveness in structuring, selecting and monitoring investment managers
      • Make more informed and confident decisions
  • Program Content
    • The two-day curriculum will be comprised of the following core areas of study:

      • Fiduciary responsibility and prudent governance
      • Principles of pension finance and investment
      • Integrating pension plan funding and investment policies
      • Asset mix policy and risk management
      • Investment policy implementation – manager structure, currency management, active and passive management
      • Investment Monitoring and Oversight

      The curriculum will also feature these relevant and timely topics:

      • Alternative investments
      • Responsible investing programs
      • Group decision-making
      • Behavioural finance
  • Who should attend?
    • This program is designed for individuals who are involved in the pension investment decision-making process and who have fiduciary responsibilities for the pension fund. These include trustees, investment committee members, pension fund managers, and senior human resource and finance/treasury personnel.


  • Register
      Registration Fee: $2,700 + HST
      Payment must be received in full prior to the seminar.

      Fall Session
      October 4-5 2016
      9:00am - 5:00pm (This Event Has Past)

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