About the East and Southern Africa AIFAM Forum 2017

14th and 15th of June 2017

The Grand Palm Hotel in Gaborone, Botswana

The AIFAM Regional Forum convenes East and Southern Africa capital owners (Pension And Provident Funds, Social Security Funds, Sovereign Funds, Insurers, Central Banks, DFI’s Etc.), Fund Managers, and Investment Professionals to meet with institutional investors and other stakeholders who are interested in opportunities on the continent. Our 2017 AIFAM Regional Forum takes place in Gaborone, Botswana on the 14th and 15th of June 2017 and the main event is earmarked for 30th November 2017 at a venue yet to be confirmed.

Forum Objectives

To explore and identify what it would take to make significant advances in understanding integration and implementation of global and country specific best practices in the management, implementation and investment of pensions, retirement and social security funds.
Bring together leaders from various sectors to discuss legal, regulatory and framework, fund investment strategies, environmental, social governance (ESG) consideration, fiduciary and other contemporary issues impacting the African pension fund industry.
Focus on long-term strategic collaboration with active stakeholders in Africa and other regions to advance developments in the industry.
Incorporate input and evaluate practical case studies from international and indigenous market, with the aim of bench-marking on developments, opportunities and challenges.

2017 Forum Features

Exclusive Keynotes

Sessions designed to showcase sector trends and developments.

Industry Influencers

Themes are pioneered by industry influencers, business schools and policy makers.

Realistic Experiences

Access practical and realistic experiences via carefully selected case studies.

Pre-arranged Meetings

Pre-arranged business meetings designed to maximize networking opportunities.

Strategic Collaboration

Long-term strategic collaboration with active stakeholders to advance the industry.

Associate Partner

WHY ATTEND THE AIFAM FORUM

Africa-Specific

Review Africa-Specific reforms and regulatory framework, market trends and environment.

Expert Speakers

Hear from thought leaders and expert speakers presenting the latest and best industry practices.

Decision Makers

Network with senior decision makers, pension fund managers and investment professionals, build on existing business relationships.

Brand Visibility

Increase your brand visibility and awareness by showcasing your fund operations’ team expertise.

Decision Making

Improve trustee decision-making and the know how in the investment strategy of the scheme.

Global Community

Be part of the growing global community for the development of the African economic space.

FORUM SCHEDULE

DAY 1: 14 JUNE 2017
8:00 REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

WELCOME ADDRESS

Michael Ndinisa, CEO, MNCapital Group
9:00 – 9:10

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS

And Setting The Scene
9:10 – 9:20

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Elias Masilela, Executive Chairman – DNA Economics
9:20 – 10:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Shareholder Interests and Good Corporate Governance
10:00 – 10:45
10:45 NETWORKING BREAK

INVESTING AND MANAGING PENSIONS ASSET IN REGION

11:00

This interactive session convenes leading pension funds executives to discuss some of the significant developments in pension fund investment and management in specific African countries and regions. With emphasis on how pension funds navigate new challenges, implement more resilient long-term funding strategies, without compromising return or raising long-term funding costs.

PANEL DISCUSSION | ROLE OF REGULATORY AUTHORITIES AND PENSION FUND PROVIDERS IN DRIVING FORWARD PENSION CHANGES IN AFRICA

12:00

Understanding the impact of volatile investment markets on pension schemes in Africa
Areas of improvement with regards to pension market structure and dynamics including distribution and access
Striking the right balance between making pensions mandatory, using new techniques like auto-enrollment and innovative approaches to get the best results

13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH

PANEL DISCUSSION | INVESTABLE STRATEGIES AND EXECUTABLE THEMES IN EAST & SOUTHERN AFRICAN MARKETS

Speaker: Richard Black
14:00 – 14:45

Despite the sentiments and perceived risk of investing in Africa; the bottom line for institutional investors are achieving their risk and return objectives. This panel highlights a deviation from the usual macros, focusing on the investable and executable themes driving investment strategies and allocation in the region.

PRIVATE EQUITY IN AFRICA – A COMPARISON OF OPPORTUNITIES, RISK AND RETURNS WITH OTHER MARKETS

14:45 – 15:30

With global institutional investment funds clamouring for opportunities in emerging Africa markets, and private equity proving formidable in transforming the landscape of investing in Africa. We bring together leaders at the forefront of private equity to discuss the challenges of deal take off, the negative perception still associated with private equity, and the ‘real’ impact on economic growth. The panel with seek to position Africa private equity within the context of global private equity trends – deal flows, fundraising, management fees, sector focus and so on.

15:30 NETWORKING BREAK

DIGGING DEEP — SPOTLIGHT ON AFRICA ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT TRENDS

15:45 – 16:30

This is session examines the key economic metrics for each of these regions; analysis of the export and import makeup. Which countries are best placed to withstand the on-going concerns about global and emerging markets growth, specifically China? As U.S. dollars strengthens, what are the impact of interest rate adjustment to the region’s economies and on investor confidence? What are investor’s appetites for these regional markets?

IMPORTANCE OF RISK MANAGEMENT AND ADOPTING A RISK CULTURE

16:30 – 17:15

Shifting from an asset allocation based process to a risk allocation based process
Measuring and managing risk in diverse portfolios
Knowing your key risk challenges and adopting of risk indicators

17:15 CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING REMARK

DAY 2: 15 JUNE 2017
08:00 REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS
08:30 RECAP OF DAY ONE & DAY TWO SET UP

INSIGHT INTO MAURITIUS

9:30 – 10:30

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10:30 NETWORKING BREAK

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11:00 – 12:00

This session examine practical ways of implementing principles of stewardship that are
underpinned by long-term value creation, environmental and social issues, capital governance, shareholder rights, equal treatment of shareholders, accountability to shareholders, effective leadership and oversight, alignment of interests, and transparency.

MANAGERS’S PRELUDE (IP)

INNOVATIONS IN MANAGING INSTITUTIONAL ASSETS
12:00 – 13:30

Emerging global trends have amplified the importance of a clear investment policy statement, asset allocation and implementation of alternative investment strategies. With ever more focus on risk and liabilities, scale of investments on their balance sheet and the impact of investment results on its profitability. This session showcases some of Africa’s most innovative fund managers, and comprise of 3 back-to-back 15 minutes keynotes followed by Q&A.

AGRIBUSINESS: INVESTING FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND DIVERSIFIED RETURNS.
REAL ESTATE INVESTING: IMPLEMENTING AN AFRICA REAL ESTATE STRATEGY
THE NEW ALTERNATIVE? — SEARCHING FOR YIELD PRIVATE DEBT & CREDIT MARKETS

13:15 CHAIRMAN WRAP UP – END OF AIFAM FORUM/ NETWORKING LUNCH & ONE ON ONE MEETINGS

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PARTICIPATION COST

$1000

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