From your perspective, what are the main outcomes of this debate dedicated to the impact of Pension Funds?

This critical thinking dedicated to the impact of Pension Funds has helped enhance the leader’s ability to review the management of pension funds in order to achieve profitability and growth. The indispensable role of pension funds in developing the capital market triggers economic growth with the availability of long-term capital and improving corporate performance.


What strategies should be considered by shareholders looking for alternative opportunities to invest?

The most important strategy is diversification of resources or looking for other profitable alternatives.

With this, funds are allocated for various vehicles, sectors, industries, and companies, etc. with the aim to mitigate risk and maximize returns through effective and efficient performance.


What benefits can Alternative Investments offer to companies and individuals?

  • Diversification Potential which could lead to high profitability;
  • New Exposures and Opportunities;
  • Higher Returns through corporate performance.


What solutions should be implemented to facilitate direct investment and co-investments?

An attempt to do direct investment allows for portfolio diversification beyond traditional instruments. Important solutions include:

-Putting in place various incentives to facilitate investments; for example, the scrapping of some administrative procedures which could constitute a stumbling block to investment processes;

-Diversification of assets that could be allocated for the energy/power, technology/business services, consumer, healthcare, financial services, industrial sectors, etc.

Name Alain Mekulu

Position Chief Executive Officer, Caisse Nationale de Prévoyance Sociale, Cameroon (CNPS)

Event PIAfrica 2021