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Subject:  Stanford online class on retirement finances Date:  10/13/2013  1:43 AM
Author:  ItsGoingUp Number:  73516 of 93691

Stanford has a free online class, supposedly taught at a graduate level, titled FINANCE OF RETIREMENT & PENSIONS:

It is described thusly:
In this eight-week course, you will learn the financial concepts behind sound retirement plan investment and pension fund management. Course participants will become more informed decision makers about their own portfolios, and be equipped to evaluate economic policy discussions that surround public pensions. The course begins with the principles of financial economics, such as the distribution of outcomes when investing in stocks, bonds, or annuities. These serve as the building blocks for an understanding of different retirement strategies that can help you improve your asset allocation. Finally, the course applies these principles to government programs and policies.

The Finance of Retirement and Pensions will culminate in an interactive symposium about the challenges of U.S. pension systems.

Held in January 2014 at Stanford Graduate School of Business, the event will feature representatives of the MOOC teams with the five most promising ideas for pension reform, who will present their proposals to a distinguished panel of faculty and experts in finance and public policy.

Expenses will be covered by Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hoover Institution.

It's free, tt starts in a couple of days, and the content looks most excellent. Also note the possibility of free travel to Stanford in January if you've got good ideas and the ability to present them.

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