AFRICA ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT INTENSIVE – 4TH NEW YORK FORUM

Bringing together an ecosystem of practitioners committed to addressing the principal blocks to institutions with strong appetite to build alternative investment portfolios.


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


 
 
 
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Overview

Although still a nascent industry, private equity is arguably the only alternative asset class well positioned to give institutional investors access to Africa's private markets. Infrastructure and real assets have struggled to attract significant institutional capital, whilst alternative credit and private debt are overlooked by debt funds. Given the limited data and knowledge of how to access alternative assets and private markets in Africa, the confidence to invest is held back by the concern of undue risk exposure.

Despite the growing popularity of Africa private equity, many LPs and GPs are apprehensive that the investable themes that pitted Africa private markets against many emerging markets are not been realised.  Thus prompting the question – Is there really an alternatives markets for institutional and private investors seeking risk–adjusted returns in Africa?  Where does the real value of investing in Africa alternatives lie?  How viable is investing in Africa alternative assets?  How can alternative fund managers capture further value for asset owners?   What are the best ways to gain meaningful exposure to alternative assets?

Themed Leveraging Alternatives for Risk–Adjusted Returns, the 2017 AAII – 4th New York Forum is a practitioner–led, peer-to-peer ecosystem of institutional investors and fund managers that are committed to addressing the principal blocks to institutions with a strong appetite to build infrastructure, real assets, private equity, alternative credit, and private debt portfolios across Africa.  The Intensive is a “talk-show free” open forum driven by knowledge sharing about what works and what doesn't work when investing in Africa, and it is held under the Chatham House Rule.



 
 
Discussion Leaders

Hand-picked to lead discussions, take part in debates, interviews, and open conversations.  Join our carefully selected speakers.
 

Obie Mckenzie

OBIE McKENZIE
Managing Director
BlackRock

IKENNA EMEHELU

IKENNA EMEHELU
Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright

Nguyen Lynn

LYNN NGUYEN
Acting VP, Investment Funds, OPIC

Paul-Hinks_Symbion

PAUL HINKS
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Symbion Power LLC


 
 
What's On

The Intensive is more than just a forum. It is a practitioner–led, peer-to-peer ecosystem driven by content, knowledge sharing and access to transactions.
 

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THE FORUM

The Alternative Investment Intensive
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | 08.00 - 17.30

The most comprehensive ecosystem of senior alternative investment professionals driven by knowledge sharing on what works and what doesn’t work when investing in infrastructure, real assets, private equity, alternative credit, and private debt in Africa.

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THE IMMERSION

Fundraising in the U.S. for Africa-focused funds
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | TBA

An institutional investor led immersion on what Africa-focused funds need to know to successfully fundraise from the U.S. The immersions are exclusive to investors with strong appetite Africa alternative assets, and managers with strong track record.

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THE RECEPTION

The Alternative Investment Reception
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 | TBA

An institutional investor led immersion on what Africa-focused funds need to know to successfully fundraise from the U.S. The immersions are exclusive to investors with strong appetite Africa alternative assets, and managers with strong track record.

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Be Part of It

Enhance your brand perception, further establish expertise, position yourself as a thought–leader whilst learning from others speakers.
 
Why Attend

The Intensive gives you a unique opportunity to – highlight your brand positioning, build long-term valuable relationship, engage with a senior-level audience, demonstrate thought-leadership, and educate your market place.   Get in-touch with Peace Natachy at pugbajah@afri-conomie.com, or +44(0) 208 870 6620 for sponsorship that will give you opportunity to:

  • Contribute a thought leadership piece on Infrastructure debt strategies,
  • Participating in or moderating a roundtable discussion at the forum or rendezvous,
  • Sponsor a masterclass learning session for asset owners,
  • Taking part in a debate, interview or the AAII multichannel digital practitioner-led report.

The Intensive is limited to around 80 select practitioners, so REGISTER NOW to secure your place and take advantage of the early bird discount.   To enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact enquiries@afri-conomie.com.
Who Attends

This event is designed for institutional investors and fund managers who are actively investing, or exploring; how to effectively to build infrastructure, real assets, private equity, alternative credit, and private debt portfolios in Africa. They are senior executives from:

  • Institutional Investors
  • Central Banks and Public Asset Managers
  • Single and Multi-Family Office
  • High–Net–Worth Individuals
  • Endowments / Foundations
  • Asset Allocators and Fund Advisors
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Blue chips, Corporates and SMEs
  • Commercial Banking / Other Finance
  • Private Equity Fund / Fund of Funds
  • Legal Firms and Management Consultants

 
 
Host Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm, that provides the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service.
 
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Discover more about our key industry sectors:

  • Financial institutions
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure, mining & commodities
  • Transport
  • Technology and innovation
  • Life sciences and healthcare

FACT SHEET


 
 
2017 Speakers

Hand-picked to leader discussions, take part in debates, interviews , contribute to a thought leadership and moderate open conversations.
 

OBIE McKENZIE

OBIE McKENZIE
Managing Director,
BlackRock

IKENNA EMEHELU

IKENNA EMEHELU
Partner,
Norton Rose Fulbright

DULARI PANCHOLI

DULARI PANCHOLI
co-Head, Impact Research Group, NEPC LLC

Gordon McLaughlin

GORDON McLAUGHLIN
Co-founder and Partner,
Development Capital Partners

JIM SCHNORF

JIM SCHNORF
Investment committee, Eastern Illinois University Foundation

Joanne Yoo

JOANNE YOO
Managing Director,
CBO Investment Management

JASON A. VOSS

JASON A. VOSS
Content Director,
CFA Institute

Dr-Mima-Nedelcovych

MIMA NEDELCOVYCH
President & CEO,
Initiative for Global Development

Nguyen Lynn

LYNN NGUYEN
Acting VP, Investment Funds
OPIC

Armando-Acosta

ARMANDO ACOSTA
Senior Vice President,
PineBridge Investments

Dan Keeler

DAN KEELER
Editor, Frontier Markets,
The Wall Street Journal

ROBERT TASHIMA

ROBERT TASHIMA
Managing Editor: Africa
Oxford Business Group

MICHAEL-UNDERHILL

MICHAEL UNDERHILL
Founder & CIO,
Capital Innovations, LLC

JAndrea-Pizziconi

ANDREA PIZZICONI
Managing Principal,
The Christie Company

Paul-Edwards

PAUL EDWARDS
Vice Chairman, Capri Global; and President & CEO, Capri Africa

Marco-A-Casas

MARCO A. CASAS
Senior VP - Global Markets
ICBC Standard Bank


 
 
Sponsors & Partners

A very tailored, cost effective and dedicated brand awareness and corporate communication platform
 

Lead Partners

Phenne      MNCapital      PAN-African-Network      Alt text     



Co-Partners

igdleaders      AsokoInsight      Afrique-Expansion-Inc      oxfordbusinessgroup      Alt text     




 
 
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