Ernest Thompson chairs ISSA Investment Commission

The International Social Security Association (ISSA) has elected Mr. Ernest Thompson, the Director-General of the Social Security and the National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) as the Chairman of the ISSA Technical Commission on Investment of Social Security Funds at the just ended ISSA Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

The ISSA Technical Commission on Investment of Social Security Funds, is an eight-member body whose work focuses on improving governance structures and processes (through the vehicle of the ISSA Investment Guidelines), improving analysis of the management and performance of reserve, funds (ISSA Reserve Fund Monitor) and sharing information and monitoring of investment practices of social security organisations world-wide.

The ISSA Investment Commission also contributes to the development, promotion and training programmes of the ISSA Centre of Excellence Academy. It also participates in other relevant ISSA events like the actuarial and research conferences and regional fora.

By Mr. Ernest Thompson’s elevation, he becomes the first African to chair the ISSA Technical Commission on Investment of Social Security Funds.

ISSA is the world’s international organisation for social security organisations. An affiliate of the ILO, ISSA provides information, research/ expert advice and platforms for members to build and promote dynamic systems and policy worldwide.

By Times Reporter

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