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Supplementary examinations will not be awarded for this course. Presentation of this course will be subject to sufficient demand and to the availability of suitable resources. 

54 NQF credits at HEQSF level 9 

Convener: J Legutko 

Course entry requirements: Suitable undergraduate degree together with parts A1 and A2 of the Actuarial Society or equivalent.  

Course outline:  The aim of the course is to develop students to the level of being able to apply the principles of pension funds in a professional environment. This covers the roles of the various parties involved in pensions provision; the South African legal framework for pensions provision compared with alternatives; reporting and accounting standards and professional guidance for actuaries in respect of pension provision; methods of financing pension benefits and the associated investment choices in South Africa; design of pensions benefits and contributions with special reference to AIDS and the security of such benefits; mergers and acquisitions of retirement funds; valuation of open defined benefit pension schemes; calculation of benefit rights and expectations and the availability of assets on discontinuance of retirement funds; determining appropriate assumptions for calculating values; choosing and monitoring investments; asset-liability modelling; re-insurance; sources and analysis of surplus. 

DP requirements: Satisfactory attendance and participation in the seminars and tutorials. Assessment: Examination (3 hours)100%

Last updated : 20 Nov 2018

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