UK - Officers of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and the International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA) presented certificates and prizes to successful Diploma candidates following the IEBA agm on April 23.
Commenting on the take up of the diploma, Simon Dudley, chairman of IEBA, said: “It is encouraging to see that the diploma has become well established, with growing interest both in the UK and overseas. There is increasing demand from multinational companies for employees and advisers with an understanding of global benefit provision. Holders of the diploma can demonstrate that they have a sound working knowledge of the issues.”
Speaking on the restructured diploma, introduced in 2002, Bob Bridges, vice president of PMI said: “There are now two ways to approach the diploma. The incorporation of part one of the diploma into the PMI associateship examinations, means that even more UK pensions professionals are being encouraged to broaden their knowledge and to go on to gain the diploma. The diploma, of course, also continues as a free-standing qualification available and relevant to employee benefits professionals in the UK and worldwide.”
By Luke Clancy