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NAPF partners with Chicago Booth Business School to offer pensions leadership course

09 March 2015

The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (Chicago Booth), one of the world’s leading business schools, have partnered to deliver a unique leadership programme for senior executives within the pensions industry.

The two-day course combines the very best in conceptual knowledge and academic theory with practical real world application. Participants will develop the skills required for successful leadership, learn the hidden biases that can limit communications, and develop effective strategies and systemic approaches to decision-making. On completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of achievement from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the NAPF Academy.

Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, NAPF, commented: “There has been an overwhelming volume of change in pensions over the last few years – from the introduction of automatic enrolment to the new pensions freedoms being implemented in April – and developing the skills and talents of the individuals that will lead this change is integral to the success of these reforms and our sector.

“The NAPF Academy provides the highest quality pension training and learning opportunities for trustees and pension professionals, and this innovative and exciting new initiative with Chicago Booth Business School provides an excellent addition to our extensive portfolio of training. It is the only course available that has been designed specifically for senior executives in pensions and we look forward to working with Chicago Booth to bring their expertise to the pensions sector.”

Arnold Longboy, Managing Director of Executive Education (EMEA and Asia Pacific) at Chicago Booth, said: “We are pleased to be teaming up with the NAPF to provide this brand new professional development opportunity for senior executives in the pensions industry. The UK pensions industry has multiple stakeholders and suppliers and even the most technically-skilled managers must be able to collaborate and motivate scheme sponsors, trustees, supplies, colleagues and teams. By improving their decision-making, senior executives can be more intentional with strategy and less reliant on intuition.”

The two-day course takes place on 10 and 11 June 2015 at the Chicago Booth Centre in the heart of the City of London. It is specifically targeted at Chief Executives, Chief Investment Officers and other senior executives in the pensions industry.

For more information or to register.


Notes to editors:

Chicago Booth
Chicago Booth is the second oldest business school in the US, established in 1898. From its origins, Chicago Booth has stressed discipline-based knowledge. The “Chicago Approach” combines the very best in conceptual knowledge and academic theory with practical real world application.

Drawing on multiple academic disciplines Chicago Booth helps students create sophisticated analytical frameworks – teaching leaders “How to think, not what to think.” Chicago Booth was the first and still only US business school with permanent  Centers on 3 continents: Asia (Singapore and Hong Kong), Europe (London) and North America (Chicago).

The School is consistently recognized as one of the world’s top business schools; currently ranked by the Financial Times as #1 US and #2 Worldwide for open enrolment programmes (2014) and #1 by The Economist for our full time MBA (2014).


The NAPF is the leading voice of workplace pensions in the UK. We speak for 1,300 pension schemes with some 16 million members and assets of around £900 billion. NAPF members also include over 400 businesses providing essential services to the pensions sector.

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Lucy Grubb, Head of Media and PR, NAPF, 020 7601 1726 or 07713 073023, [email protected]
Eleanor Bennett, Press Officer, NAPF, 020 7601 1718 or 07825 171 446, [email protected]

Jane Delbene Director of External Relations, Chicago Booth, 020 7070 2225, [email protected]