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ALTERNATIVE INSIGHT


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Alternative Insight (AI) is the most comprehensive practitioner-led video and audio content hub on Africa's rapidly growing, risky, and relatively non-transparent alternatives markets. Alternative Insight is the first-stop conduit for investment funds and managers that are investing or thinking of investing in Africa private markets.
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CENTRAL BANKING POLICY

TBA, CEO, TBA In conversation with Patrick Ngugi Njoroge, The Governor, Central Bank of Kenya
  • Policy framework and initiatives to strengthen investor confidence
  • Improving synergies between the private sector and financial markets
  • The role of the central bank a catalyst for innovation and sustainable economic growth
  • Shaping the landscape of Kenya's currency, money supply, and interest rates

FEATURED

SECURITIES EXCHANGE

In Conversation With Geoffrey Odundo On Kenya’s Public Markets


INSURANCE REGULATION

In conversation with Chinua Azubike, CEO, InfraCredit and Lasitha Perera, CEO, GuarantCo
  • What are the practical implications of InfraCredit to institutional?
  • A look at the potential bottlenecks that could arise at transactions stages
  • Shaping the face of local currency infrastructure debt instruments
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PENSIONS REGULATION

In conversation with Chinua Azubike, CEO, InfraCredit and Lasitha Perera, CEO, GuarantCo
  • What are the practical implications of InfraCredit to institutional?
  • A look at the potential bottlenecks that could arise at transactions stages
  • Shaping the face of local currency infrastructure debt instruments

 
Be Heard . Be Part of the Kenya AI
Using correctly created video and audio content to activate, inform and engage investment funds and managers doing business in Kenya.
 
EXPERT



EXPERT SERIES

The ultimate showcase of thought leadership through an industry leader's view on a specific market and product innovation. This makes you more authentic, easier to engage and connect with. The video production – creation, development, and delivery will be driven by specific audience targeting, engagement, and optimization.
SPOTLIGHT



SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Designed to explore investable strategies, executable themes and showcase vetted investment opportunities. The spotlight examines what works and what doesn't work when investing traditional and alternative asset classes in Africa. The takes the form of in conversations, oxford style debate and case studies.
PERSPECTIVES



PERSPECTIVES

Delivered as roundtables, open conversations, and panels, the Perspectives gives a select group of senior investment practitioners the opportunity to demonstrate expertise in building alternative asset portfolio and navigating through the complexities of investing in Africa whilst raising the profile of their firm.

EXPERT SERIES

REITS AND REGULATION

Michael Strain, Legal Director at Clyde & Co looks at the Legal Framework for REITS

CONTENT PARTNERSHIP



Why Alternative Insight? Why Video & Audio?

The internet is awash with content. There is too much to read and audience engagement is diminishing. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult to be seen and heard over all that digital noise.

To remain relevant, build and maintain brand affinity, companies must adapt their approach to producing content and engaging an audience whose approach to consuming information has evolved.

In Africa, a market perceived as rapidly growing, however, risky, illiquid and relatively non-transparent. Businesses must create a new content strategy and refocused their content approach if they are to pioneer their brand and market narrative.

They have no choice but to use well created video and audio content, supported by social media and other relevant touchpoints to activate and engage their audience.

INFRASTRUCTURE DEBT

Edwin Dande, CEO, TBA Infrastructure Debt Solutions For Long-term Asset Owners


PERSPECTIVES
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PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Paradigm Shift In Africa’s Wealth

As Africa’s wealthy families and High-net-worth individuals become increasingly international, a growing number of wealth managers are broadening

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INSURANCE ASSET MANAGEMENT

Managing Insurance Assets In Africa

Emerging key risks that will have long-lasting impacts on insurers' traditional business model and asset allocation strategies across Africa

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CAPITAL MARKETS

Institutional Capital Markets In Africa

Emerging investment structures and vehicles used by domestic and foreign institutions to match the demand for funds with the supply of funds in Africa
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ART AND FINANCE

African Art: An Investable Alternative?

Modern and contemporary African art achieved record-breaking sales in the past 18 months. On the face of it, this reaffirms the growing awareness of

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IMPACT INVESTING

Building A Diversified Impact Portfolio

Scaling up capital in the impact investing space is hindered by the confusion and misperception around the term as well as other obstacles

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AGRICULTURE

Investing In Agri-tech

There is a growing recognition that the challenges facing agriculture in Africa can only be addressed by embedding new technologies into the industry

POINT OF VIEW

MACROECONOMICS | SEPTEMBER 2014

Africa Against The Backdrop Of Global Macroeconomic Trends

An in-depth analysis of the institutional investment trends against the backdrop of macroeconomic trends in African markets. The panel examines the interplay of global geopolitics; as well as how natural resources, access to funding, diverse consumer class, and developing infrastructure is positioning Africa in global markets.

MACROECONOMICS | SEPTEMBER 2014

Africa Against The Backdrop Of Global Macroeconomic Trends

An in-depth analysis of the institutional investment trends against the backdrop of macroeconomic trends in African markets. The panel examines the interplay of global geopolitics; as well as how natural resources, access to funding, diverse consumer class, and developing infrastructure is positioning Africa in global markets.
 
 

OVERVIEW

Institutional investors across African markets, particularly Nigeria continue to experience persistent volatility due to uncertainty in the financial markets, low business confidence and gloomy economic growth forecast. This is exacerbated by the decline in commodity prices and currency weakness that’s impacting investment returns.
Given the uncertain outlook that’s likely to prevail in the region, the Africa Alternative Investment Intensive (AAII) – 2017 Nigeria Form seeks to explore the key themes capital owners, investment funds and managers anticipate to impact and drive long–term investment into alternative asset classes and infrastructure projects in Nigeria.

Themed Navigating New Paths to Growth, and by invitation–only, the forum will bring together a carefully selected ecosystem of investment professionals and industry stakeholders to examine what works and what doesn't work when investing in Southern Africa. The forum will highlight investable strategies, executable themes and showcase vetted investment opportunities across the region.

The forum is a “talk-show free” open forum driven by knowledge sharing on alternative investing in Nigeria, with emphasis on showcasing product innovations, structures and pooled investment vehicles for portfolio diversification and risk-adjusted returns.


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WELCOME ADDRESS

Chaim Wachsberger, Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Which countries are best placed to withstand the on-going concerns about global and emerging markets growth

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ACCESSING ALTERNATIVE REAL ESTATE STRATEGIES IN AFRICAN MARKETS

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SETTING THE SCENE

Ashley Bendell, Africa Investment Advisors
Which countries are best placed to withstand the on-going concerns about global and emerging markets growth

ACCESSING ALTERNATIVE REAL ESTATE STRATEGIES IN AFRICAN MARKETS

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MAKING SENSE OF AFRICA INVESTMENT THEMES

Ashley Bendell, Africa Investment Advisors
Which countries are best placed to withstand the on-going concerns about global and emerging markets growth

ACCESSING ALTERNATIVE REAL ESTATE STRATEGIES IN AFRICAN MARKETS

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Alternative Insight

Practitioner–led, peer–to–peer driven content (audio and video) hub designed to help institutional and private investors with strong appetite to build alternative asset portfolio to navigate through the complexities of investing in Africa.
The reports turn the spotlight on investment professionals and their advisers playing vital roles in innovating investment structures in infrastructure funds, real estate funds, alternative credit, private equity and debt.  And created by a professional journalist-led team, from live forums, interviews, debates, open conversations and dialogues held all year round and in key financial hubs.

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INFRASTRUCTURE | VIDEO

Infrastructure Debt Strategies As Catalyst For Long–Term Capital
Infrastructure debt solutions can offer pension funds and insurance companies long-dated, stable, cashflow-driven returns. However, as long–term investors in Asia, Europe and the U.S continue to increase their exposure to infrastructure debt; African asset owners are struggling to effectively engage with this asset class. This report will address the principal blocks to institutions wishing to invest in infrastructure debt.

NOVEMBER 2017

ALTERNATIVES | PODCAST

Investing in Africa Alternative Assets
Investing in Africa Alternative Assets, 2017 is a new practitioner–led, peer-to-peer driven content (audio, podcast, and video) report designed to turn the spotlight on alternative asset classes in Africa. The report intentionally shifts away from text-based PDFs, and places emphasis on engaging institutional and private investors with a strong appetite to build alternative asset portfolio in Africa; with easily assessable audience activated content via online and social media touchpoints.

DECEMBER 2017

Chinua Azubike, CEO, Infracredit In conversation with Lasitha Perera CEO, GuarantCo
INFRASTRUCTURE | VIDEO

Unlocking Long-Term Infrastructure Capital: Is InfraCredit a Game Changer?
November 2017 | London, United Kingdom

An in-depth conversation on the practical implications of InfraCredit to institutional and private investors with the appetite to build infrastructure portfolio. The session looks at the potential bottlenecks that could arise at transactions stages, as well as explore how InfraCredit could shape the face of local currency debt instruments issued to finance infrastructure in Nigeria.
Featured - Chinua Azubike, CEO, Infracredit In conversation with Lasitha Perera CEO, GuarantCo