Ghana is bullish about the growing investor sentiment as an investment destination of choice in Africa. This comes on the back of a conscious effort to align fiscal and monetary policies with the need to regulate for market stability and investment harmony. And with its real GDP growth projected to reach 5.9 percent in 2017 and 8.9 percent in 2018, its policymakers and sovereign asset manager might have a good reason to be upbeat.
However, translating this attractive enabling environment into bankable private markets opportunities for institutional and private investors with strong appetite for the country's assets have proved challenging in the past.
Themed, implementing drivers and enablers for financial and impact returns, the Africa Alternative Investment Intensive (AAII) – 2018 Ghana Forum will enable critical and thought-provoking discussions on how the public and private sector can work together to successfully navigate a rapidly growing, risky, illiquid and relatively non-transparent alternatives markets. Discussion leaders will include pension funds, insurers, private equity and debt funds, infrastructure and real asset funds to debate ‘alternative’ sources of risk-adjusted return and downside risk protection.
Held under the Chatham House Rule, this year's 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 Ghana's private markets and alternative assets –infrastructure debt, real estate, alternative credit, private equity and debt.