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PIAfrica lead Conference is live!

The only dedicated Pension Funds and Alternative Investment show in Africa is, this year, virtual, and brings you a whole month of webinars, masterclass training sessions and a 2-day lead virtual conference! The 4th Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa is now live under the theme “The Developmental Impact of Pension Funds Allocating Capital in a Broad-based Economy”. This edition happens under the virtual format for the safety and security of all attendees, gathering a total of 282 attendees and 60 representatives of Pension Funds and Wealth Funds from 25 countries. The 2021 virtual edition brings new faces from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroon, Seychelles, and Madagascar, and a total of 59 speakers across 14 sessions and 2 masterclasses. During the month of March, PIAfrica brings a panoply of pre and post events discussing the Pension Funds & alternative investments markets, available to all participants. The Opening Ceremony of the first day of the lead virtual conference was opened by important names, such as Mahad Ahmed, DM and co-founder of AME Trade, Bronwyn Knight, CEO at Grit Real Estate Income Group, Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director- Financial Services, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Khoabane Phoofolo, Head, BlackRock Africa, Mohan Vivekanandan, Group Executive, Client Coverage and Deal Origination, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), Dhanesswurnath Thakoor, Chief Executive, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius, Ken Poonoosamy, Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Board, Mauritius, and Michael Awori, Deputy CEO, Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank. The first executive day included sessions of debate focused on: alternatives of investment, relaunching economies through infrastructure investment models, and the private equity and venture capital’s role in catalyzing sustainable investment. Meanwhile, the second day, taking place on 19 March, includes sessions of debate that will cover the role of regulatory authorities and capital markets in fostering developmental impact, structuring and risk mitigation, repatriation of capital, exchange controls, contract enforcement, and on moving beyond traditional investment income sources. PIAfrica brings together the representatives from leading Pension Funds and Investment companies to share their views on the investment climate, strategies, challenges to overcome and new opportunities available to savvy investors. The event is designated to promote the diversification in the portfolio of Pension Funds and asset managers, as well as promote alternative investments in the African markets. PIAfrica Month counts with the support of 13 sponsors and 7 Association Partners. The Key Strategic Partners of Pensions Funds and Alternative Investments Africa Virtual Conference 2021 are Grit Real Estate Income, BlackRock, ABSA, DBSA (Development Bank of Southern Africa), Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), TDB (Trade & Development Bank), ENKO capital, Africinvest, Moravia Capital Investments, RisCura, LS Advisors, Perigeum Capital, BADEA. PIAfrica official partners 2021 are Economic Development Board Mauritius and Kenya Pension Funds Investment. As Supporting institutions include African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, Association of Pension Administrators of Kenya, Moroccan Private Equity Association (AMIC), Actuarial Society of South Africa, SAVCA, PENOP and Global Finance Mauritius.