University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management plans to offer a new program for pension fund trustees and board members of other major long-horizon investment institutions designed to improve board effectiveness and governance, according to a statement Tuesday.
The program is being developed by the Rotman International Centre for Pension Management and Rotman Executive Programs. One session will be Nov. 28-Dec. 2, and another session is planned for next year from Feb. 27-March 2.
Applications for both sessions are due April 15.
“Not surprisingly, the governance and management of pension and other long-horizon institutions has become increasingly complex as many have grown into financial giants, servicing the investment and administration needs of their many beneficiaries,” Keith Ambachtsheer, director of Rotman ICPM and academic director of the new governance program, said in the statement. “There is evidence suggesting many governing boards and managements are struggling to keep up with the implications of this growing complexity. The program will provide the tools needed for directors to address key strategic issues of their organizations.”
Mr. Ambachtsheer is also founder and president of KPA Advisory Services, a pension management consulting firm.
Details about the program are available at www.rotman.utoronto.ca/icpm/details.aspx?ContentID=294.