Risk Based Pension Funds Supervision And Effective Governance Training Course


Private Pensions are becoming an increasingly important part of retirement income. Therefore, the quality and the effectiveness of pension funds supervision is getting more and more critical, as well as challenging. In order to achieve effective supervision, supervisory authorities need to expand risk analysis and develop emerging risk capacities. Thus, risk-based supervision (RBS) is imperative to be adopted along with corresponding risk-assessment methodology, that incorporates both micro and macro perspectives.

Strategically selected RBS techniques can result in effective resource allocation, where assets are directed in a way to target the risk exposures that are of greatest concern to the supervisory authority. Hence, RBS is deemed to be a more flexible and dynamic process, that allows for greater efficiency in the event of resource scarcity.

This program has been specifically designed by Data-Afrique Consultants to equip its participants with in-depth knowledge and essential skills to successfully employ RBS techniques.


At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Possess comprehensive understanding of pensions schemes, funds and plans worldwide
  • Compare and employ global best practices of risk-based pension fund supervision and good governance
  • Develop sound decision-making skills for strategic resources allocation and supervisory strategies
  • Employ various risk techniques for pension fund risk management
  • Set appropriate controls and measures against identified risks
  • Analyze various situations and circumstances and foresee possible outcomes
  • Effectively and efficiently handle and manage senior roles and responsible related to risk-based pension fund supervision and stay relevant and competitive for the industry.


1 Week


This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals and executives involved in Pension Fund Supervision and Governance
  • Specialists and Policy Makers involved in risk identification, assessment and management.
  • Legal and Financial Advisors concerned with Pension Risks and related disputes
  • BPO Pension Schemes Administrators
  • Public Sector Pension Scheme Legislators and Officials at the local and national level
  • Pensions Managers and Pensions Scheme Managers
  • Pension Officers and Registrars
  • Employee Benefits Directors and Managers
  • Anyone interested in Risk-Based Pension Fund Supervision and Governance


Day One: Risk and Regulations for Pension Industry

  • The Broad categorization of pension industry risk: Portfolio, Agency and Systemic Risks
  • Introduction to Pension Fund Regulatory Mechanism
  • Regulatory Requirements on Risk Management Architecture
  • Licensing, Governance and Investment Rules
  • Independent Custodian, External Audits, and Disclosure Requirements
  • Guarantees, Minimum Capital, and Reserves
  • Cost & Fee Regulations and Sanctions

Day Two: Introduction to Risk-Based Supervision of Pension Funds

  • The financial position of the organization, risk level intensity and supervision scope
  • Shifting the focus to high-level controls and governance
  • Strategic allocation of time and resources: employing proactive approach
  • Common objectives and elements of pensions fund RBS design
  • Key focus areas of RBS model
  • Employing pension fund RBS-Application and adaptation of models
  • Collecting data
  • Supervisory board, staff, industry and power.

 Day Three: Analyzing Risk Landscape

  • Risk-Based Solvency and Risk Scoring Methods
  • Risk Based Capital Rules
  • Funding risk
  • Solvency risk
  • Surplus risk and contribution risk
  • Counterparty credit risk
  • Interest rate mismatch risk
  • Longevity Risk Hedging and Transfers
  • Systematic Risks and Achievability

Day Four: Actionable Tools of RBS

  • Setting objectives and risk focus for supervisory authorities
  • Identifying, mapping and weighting risks
  • Resource allocation decision based on risk assessment
  • Quality assurance
  • Maximizing the value of scarce resources
  • Foreseeing problems timely
  • Challenges in pension fund RBS implementation

 Day Five: Managing and Mitigation Risks

  • Operation and structure of internal risk governance processes
  • Considering risk-based approach in organizational structure
  • Management controls and compliance
  • Setting appropriate procedures and controls
  • Designing and adopting risk management systems
  • Independent reviews
  • Sponsors and financial support


  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
  • We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: training@data-afriqueconsultancy.org
  • The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, Nairobi Kenya.
  • The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
  • Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to: training@data-afriqueconsultancy.org
Course Schedule
Dates Fees Location Apply
12/08/2024 - 16/08/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class
Online Class
09/09/2024 - 13/09/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class
Online Class
14/10/2024 - 18/10/2024 $2950 Kigali Physical Class
Online Class
11/11/2024 - 15/11/2024 $1500 Mombasa Physical Class
Online Class
09/12/2024 - 13/12/2024 $1500 Nairobi Physical Class
Online Class

Our 2024 Group Rates (in USD)

# of Days
Group #
1. 1 $ 1500 $ 3000
2. 5 - 10 $ 1350 $ 2700
3. 11 - 20 $ 1200 $ 2400
4. 21 - 30 $ 1000 $ 2000
5. 31 - 40 $ 800 $ 1600
6. 41 - 50 $ 700 $ 1400
7. 51 > Above $ 600 $ 1200