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RBA Program

The new RBA program can be followed as a whole or in separate modules. Following all 12 modules gives the RBA title, but there is modular certification as well. The program is designed for the experienced investment professional with preferred more than 10 years working experience. The program is also aimed at people who followed the CFA program or have done the RBA program earlier . The intensive world-class curriculum combines case studies and experiential projects which makes the new RBA program an unique experience.

A modular program

The 12 modules form a consistent portfolio and constitute around the pillars Learn, Change and Lead. To receive an RBA accreditation the 12 modules need successful completion. Themes vary from regulatory dynamics to new investment technologies and investment leadership. And because of the modular nature of the program, it is also possible to sign up for a single module only or start the program with the module that best suits your agenda.

Module 1
Understanding clients and behaviours
Module 6
Enhanced sustainable investment in practice
Module 10
Understanding board room dynamics and interaction
Module 2
Regulatory dynamics and practical implications
Module 7
Impact and long-term investing
Module 11
Investment innovation and change management
Module 3
Advanced asset allocation
Module 8
New investment technologies
Module 12
Growing your investment leadership
Module 4
Balance sheet management
Module 9
Lifecycle investing and DC management
Module 5
The future of manager selection, monitoring and evaluation



The modules within the Learn pillar have been developed together with the VU Amsterdam. The Change pillar has been developed by TIAS School for Business and Society, the classes will be given in their Utrecht campus.

VBA Academy

The RBA program is part of the VBA Academy and is composed of different modules of executive nature. The VBA Academy offers different modules and courses to the investment professional. Not only to keep their professional competence up-to-date, but also to help them grow in their careers to the next level of being a trusted partner with effective leadership and a good sense of integrity.


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