Balaclava, September 2017

The increase in the number and size of pension funds have flourished throughout Africa in the last few years. This may be due to the realisation that they could be a valuable source of funding to contribute towards the continent’s infrastructure shortfall, which annually amounts to an estimated US $90 billion.

The Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Conference (PI Africa), themed Challenges and Alternative Opportunities for Development and Growth, provides a platform to get a comprehensive view of the pension funds and African capital markets while highlighting key trends, challenges and opportunities on the continent.  This event, which previously attracted 132 attendees, 34 speakers from various countries, will return for its second edition in Balaclava, Mauritius from 15 – 16 March 2018, with a specialised industry workshop taking place the day before on 14 March 2018.

PI Africa’s new programme has been formulated by an advisory committee made up of speakers from the previous edition and other industry based experts, in order to build upon topics and relevant industry content to really propel the Pension Funds & Alternative Investment environment forward. The committee includes:

  • Gosego January, CEO of Debswana Pension Fund, 
  • David Ashiagbor, Making Finance Work for Africa
  • Sibusiso Lithuli, CEO of the Eskom Pension & Provident Fund
  • Hayford Amankwah, Investment Analyst, NPRA Ghana
  • Dr Barbara C Samuels II, Executive Director & Founder of Global ClearingHouse for Development Finance
  • Venessa Kangueehi, Manager of Benefits Processing Government Institutions Pension Fund – GIPF, Namibia.   

Supported by African Securities Exchange Association, the 2nd Pension Funds and Alternative Investment Africa conference will give delegates the opportunity to take part in interactive panel discussions that will give them knowledge about unlocking institutional investments, social security reforms, upcoming trends, new financing techniques and ways to diversify portfolio’s.  Senior level executives and decision makers such as Asset Managers, Government Ministers, CEO’s, investors and many other stakeholders will be present to share experiences and business opportunities as well as scan the environment for current and upcoming projects in the pension fund and alternative asset space.

Register to access the latest pension funds and alternative investment opportunities in Africa.

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