Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Mauritius is set to host this year’s third Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa Conference (PIAfrica 2019) at the Hilton Mauritius Resort in Flic en Flac, next week.
The event supported by the Economic Development Board is expected to bring together senior executives from Pension Funds with regulators, asset managers, financial advisors, and other stakeholders from Africa, to discuss the way forward for the sector.
In a statement, the Mauritius government said the conference will be held under the theme, “The Search for Returns in a Global Low Return Environment”. Participating Pension Funds will share their views on the current investment climate, the strategies to overcome existing challenges and the opportunities available to savvy investors.
“The conference will also highlight key trends and future industry issues, while offering ample opportunities for participants to network and engage in one-to-one meetings,” reads the statement.
“Delegates will have the opportunity to take part in interactive panel discussions with Government and private pension funds from across Africa and will play a role in unlocking institutional investment to close the infrastructure funding gap in Africa.”
Delegates will also interact with decision-makers and asset managers in charge of billion-dollar portfolios seeking investment opportunities offering reliable returns, while having the opportunity to showcase their projects and funds including alternative assets such as infrastructure, real estate and private equity to pension funds.
The presentations and panel discussions will be focused on the search for returns in a low global return environment; Regulatory developments in Africa – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Namibia, Botswana, Morocco, Egypt; Preserving and growing capital by insulating investments against market stress; Mega funds; and Benchmarking and performance insights.