Transforming African economies through Pension Funds and Alternative Investments

MAURITIUS, Feb. 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Only one month remains until industry stakeholders meet at the Pension Funds & Alternative Investments Africa Conference (PIAFRICA), taking place on the 15 – 16 March at the Intercontinental Resort, Balaclava, Mauritius.

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Mauritius has a real GDP growth of 3.4% and access to 26% of the world’s population via air and sea networks, a range of investment promotion and protection agreements and bilateral double taxation avoidance agreements, making it a prime location to explore the opportunities available in pension funds and alternative investments. Pension funds are seen as an important vehicle to enhance national reserves and to mobilise private savings for funding long-term investments in Africa.

The conference’s programme will provide a comprehensive view of the industry. The speakers will address the key trends, challenges, best practices for sustainable growth, private equity, country profiles, long term benefits of investment, capacity building, the latest technologies and fund administration.

It allows for participants to meet and network with senior executives as well as decision managers and asset managers, identifying key investment avenues and opportunities that are sure to offer reliable returns.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director General and CEO, PENCOM
  • Gosego January, CEO, Debswana Pension Fund
  • Harvesh Seegolam, Chief Executive, Financial Services Promotion Agency, Mauritius
  • Tom Minney, Africa Growth Partners Ltd
  • David Ashiagbor, Coordinator, Making Finance Work for Africa, AFDB
  • Oscar N Onyema, President, ASEA and CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange*
  • Kofi Anokye Owusu-Darko, CEO, National Pensions Regulatory Authority, Ghana
  • Mr PK Kuriachan, Chief Executive, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius
  • Ernest Thompson, Director General, Social Security & National Insurance Trust, Ghana
  • Sibusiso Luthuli, CEO and Principal Officer, Eskom Pension & Provident Fund
  • Tony Clamp, MD, Compass Infrastructure
  • Eric Fajemisin, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers
  • Krishen Sukdev, CEO, Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA), South Africa
  • Simon Wafubwa, MD, Enwealth Financial Services
  • Richard Arlove, CEO, Abax Services, Mauritius
  • Paul Boyton, Chief Executive Officer, Old Mutual Alternative Investments
  • Jarred Glansbeck, Chief Executive Officer, Riscura
  • Hugh Stacey, Executive Director – Investor Solutions, Augentius (UK) Ltd
  • Nonnie Wanjihia Burbidge, Board Member, East African Venture Capital Association (EAVCA) and Vice President, Emerging Capital Partners

With the support from the associate sponsor, Riscura and the endorsing partners EAVCA, FSPA and ASEA, this event promises to be highly thought-provoking and informative.

For more information, visit or contact the AME Trade events team at or +44 207 700 4949.

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