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INFRASTRUCTURE

Why African Pension Funds Are Not Investing In Infrastructure

Pension funds rarely allocate capital to assets with unproven stable cash flows that could be passed as dividends to the investors. These are usually new or early stage infrastructure assets with higher design and construction risks,

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REGULATION

Nigeria Must Put Its Foreign Exchange Folly Behind It

Nigeria has recorded a third successive quarter of negative economic growth. The recession, together with the profound structural challenges posed by the dependence of the economy on oil, calls for a serious political response... (Kingsley Moghalu)

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PRIVATE EQUITY

AVCA Spotlight on Southern Africa Private Equity

This African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association report provides a summary of recent private equity (PE) activity in Southern Africa, including transactions and exits, between 2010 and 2016 H1. Our findings show that the region accounted for 29% of the

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PRIVATE EQUITY

The Missing Middle In Africa Private Equity

Parallel to the global narrative about Africa’s economic progress, the discussion about private equity investment in the region has taken on a bipolar nature — either there is too much money chasing too few deals or there is a dearth of capital for African countries’

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PENSION FUNDS

What Determines A Pension Scheme’s Ability Take Risk?

Investing involves risk, and certainly, when investing pension assets to meet pension payment, the risk and return objective should be appropriate to meet the long-term aim of the pension scheme. Pension schemes have many working parts, taking risk can be

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HEALTHCARE

Healthcare: Delivering Impact and Financial Returns

Emmanuel Katongole, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CQCIL) explains why healthcare is a popular investment theme for institutional investors and private equity groups, and how best to deliver

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AFRICA ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT INTENSIVE – 5TH LONDON FORUM
Bringing together an ecosystem of investment practitioners committed to addressing the principal blocks to institutions with strong appetite to build ang manage infrastructure and alternative asset portfolios.


MONDAY, 16 OCTOBER 2017   |   LONDON, UK


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Investor Insight

Practitioner–led content, driven by knowledge sharing about what works and what doesn't work for institutional and private investors with a strong appetite to build alternatives portfolio in Africa.
 

 
 
Our Strategic Pillars

Our Africa strategy is built on three interconnected ideologies that underpin sustainable growth - private capital, small business innovation & infrastructure
 
Enhance Capacity for Alternative Investing

Focus on addressing the principal blocks to capital owners with strong appetite to build investment portfolios in alternative assets. It seeks to address lack of in-house experience at boards and trustees levels, whilst working with the industry to develop investment vehicles that offer the diversified and optimum risk–adjusted returns.

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Access to Bankable Infrastructure Projects

This theme is inspired by the impact of visibility and access to bankable public and private sector infrastructure project pipeline across Africa. It is collaboration with practitioners to implement a process that includes initial sourcing of opportunities, screening and due diligence through to approval and execution.

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Africa Scale–Up Programme

The micro and small business programme supports scale-up and growth businesses by building an ecosystem of unique networking, learning opportunities and skills development around the business leaders. It provides vetted business with high-quality practical education, access to patient growth capital and day-to-day business support.

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AFRICA ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT INTENSIVE – 4TH NEW YORK FORUM


Tuesday, 19th September 2017   |    1301 Avenue of the Americas New York


 
 
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