SESSION 1 – PANEL DISCUSSION -THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF PENSION FUNDS ON AFRICA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Currently, Pension funds in Africa have around $379 billion in assets under management. Even in these uncertain economic times, this is a large pool of funding that can be used to improve infrastructure and social development with the view to increase economic development across the continent. Experts and thought leaders will discuss their assessments on how these funds can be utilised for the benefit of the continent as a whole, how to generate returns from investment in these tough economic times, traditional verses alternative investment and provide an analysis of the industry’s future potential impact on developed and less developed African capital markets.
Moderator: Timo Bollerhey, Senior Advisor Financial Systems Development, GIZ