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08:00 08:30 (30 mins)

Main agenda

Registration and Networking

09:00 09:05 (5 mins)

Main agenda

Chairman’s Opening Address

09:30 10:00 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Brand New Research: Idiosyncratic themes - Unveiling real pockets of opportunity in Africa

  • Gerald Gondo - Executive Director, Riscura

10:00 10:30 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Africa or Frontier? Does it make sense to manage Africa as a stand-alone, or are investors’ interest best met by broadening the investment horizon

  • Sven Richter - Fund Manager Global Emerging Markets, Drakens Capital
  • Kato Mukuru - Portfolio Manager, Frontier, EFG Hermes Holding

10:30 11:00 (30 mins)

Main agenda

Networking Morning Coffee

11:00 11:30 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Stock-picking vs the Benchmark: Weighing up the value of a contrarian approach vs the security of benchmark investing. Pros and cons in the African context

  • Anthony Schroenn - Partner, Kura Capital
  • Nicholas Piquito - Group CIO, African Alliance Asset Management

11:30 12:00 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Where to play? Private or Public: What will pay off for the investor in search of returns in the African context and what is the optimal mix in a diversified portfolio

  • Philippe Koch - Head of Fund Management, IPRO
  • Alexander Trotter - Partner, NewMarket Asset Management

12:00 12:30 (30 mins)

Main agenda

FundForum Africa & Middle East Investment Expert Interview

  • Interviewee Nimit Shah - Partner, Helios Investment Partners

12:30 14:00 (90 mins)

Main agenda

Networking Lunch

14:00 14:30 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Impact as A Source of Alpha: Building meaningful partnerships

  • Eric-Vincent Guichard - CEO, Movement Capital

14:30 15:00 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Real Estate: How to Take Advantage of This Investment Opportunity?

  • Sanjiv Mihdidin - Founder and CEO, SMART Property

15:00 15:30 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Access Through ETFs: Determining the benefits of a passive vehicle in an African context

  • Abhimanyu Yadav - Head of Fixed Income & Currencies, MCB Capital Markets

15:30 16:00 (30 mins)

FundForum Africa

Infrastructure: Which sectors offer the most attractive opportunities for the long-term investors

  • Ibrahim Sagna - Head, Financial Advisory, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)
  • Charbel Abou Jaoude - CEO, Alcazar Capital

16:00 16:30 (30 mins)

Main agenda

Afternoon Tea

16:00 17:00 (60 mins)

FundForum Africa

Networking Roundtables - Different Approaches for Accessing African Markets

Listed Equities

Private equity



Real Estate

17:00 18:30 (90 mins)

Main agenda

FundForum Africa Welcome Cocktail