The attendees and number of Pension Funds that attended this conference in Mauritius has been excellent, as well as the ability to have an education process on the concept of alternative investment […] It has been really exciting having that engagement on one on one session and the ability to have really good speakers on some of the topics.
I found the conference to be very useful in meeting decision makers from the African Pensions sector.
Thank you very much for organising such a great event, it was very insightful and provided a great platform for networking. It made it possible for people who hardly find time to meet due to certain protocols that need to followed if people are from the same country and certain red taps that make meetings impossible to take place. I am looking forward to the 2020 event in whatever capacity I will be attending.
A very well organised conference, quality speakers and lots of information and insights shared.
Excellent platform to network and share ideas and solutions.
Very interesting and broad perspectives showing the diversity of challenges and opportunities across Africa.
With inspiring, knowledge professionals and great sessions, this is definitively an event worth attending.
The conference is getting better and better. This is our 2nd year of sponsoring and we will be back again next year. We like the good unit of pan African pension funds.
Absa Corporate and Investment Bank is the investment banking division of Absa Bank Limited. Absa CIB is a leading African investment bank, offering clients financing, risk management and advisory solutions across a wide range of currencies and structure. Our Index Solutions business prides itself as the largest issuer of products in SA. This includes providing Exchange Traded Products and Structured Products to both institutional and retail clients. Our products cover a wide range of asset classes, putting us in a perfect position offer our clients with solutions that combine to meet their specific investment needs via tailor made solutions.
The success of this business has been recognized in a number of awards, with NewGold, recognized as the largest ETF in South Africa and NewPlat, the largest platinum ETF globally. Furthermore, a number of our ETFs have been secondary listed in various markets in the continent, including Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya and Mauritius. Our index linked ETFs remain at the forefront of market development, and have lead the development of factor solutions in South Africa. This underpins our focus on product innovation in line with evolving client demand.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), an investment-grade multilateral finance institution, was established in 2007 with an equity capital base of US$1billion, to be the catalyst for private-sector-led infrastructure investment across Africa. AFC has a current balance sheet size of approximately US$4.2 billion and is the second-highest investment-grade-rated multilateral financial institution in Africa with an A3 (Stable outlook) rating from Moody’s Investors Service.
AFC’s investment approach combines specialist industry expertise with a focus on financial and technical advisory, project structuring, project development and risk capital to address Africa’s infrastructure development needs and drive sustainable economic growth. AFC invests in high quality infrastructure assets that provide essential services in the core infrastructure sectors of power, natural resources, heavy industry, transport and telecommunications. To date, the Corporation has invested approximately US$4.5 billion in projects within 28 countries across North, East, West and Southern Africa.