Johannesburg, South Africa; New York, USA; 19 September 2016: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that Ai has established the continent’s first platform for sovereign wealth fund and pension fund leaders: the Ai African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Forum (ASWPFF).
This new Forum recognises and addresses the critical role African pension and sovereign wealth funds are playing in Africa’s development and their commitment to collaborate and do more together. It is a high-level platform for African sovereign wealth and pension fund leaders to network and share best practices on key issues related to improving the investment environment for long-term intra-African investment.
The Forum is designed to foster and facilitate a conducive environment for inbound investment in the continent’s financial markets, together with northern hemisphere asset owners and supranational institutions. The Forum also has a strong training component, to build capacity and skills in areas such as infrastructure investment, co-investing, risk management and fiduciary rating of third-party custodians of capital and manager selection.
It is the result of a series of Ai-led consultations and events for African sovereign wealth fund and pension fund leaders to assess and determine existing barriers to investment in Africa – including non-listed assets such as infrastructure. You can visit the Forum’s website at www.aiswpff.com.
As a follow-up, Africa investor will also be hosting the next iteration of the Ai Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders’ Forum from 1-3 May in South Africa, ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa.
For more information on the ASWPFF, contact Precious Nkandu on email@example.com or +27 11 783 2431.
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