Agenda – Ai CEO African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Leaders’ Summit

Facilitating Pension Fund Investment Partnerships with African Asset Owners

 

The Ai CEO African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Leaders’ Summit is the calendar event and premier business development forum for pension funds, trustees, investment consultants, sovereign wealth funds and institutional investors.

This unique, CEO/CIO-level Summit will focus on investment strategies, governance and showcase institutional-grade opportunities and instruments to de-risk and catalyze global and African institutional capital

2 May 2017

07h00-08h30

Private Breakfast Session – Invitation Only

Ai Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Forum Advisory Board Members’ networking breakfast and discussion, on areas of collaboration between African and international asset owners

08h30-09h00

Registration

09h00-09h10

Welcome and Opening Remarks

09h10 – 09h50

Leaders’ Roundtable on the Institutional Investment Climate in Africa for Pension Investors

This opening session will provide an up-to-date overview of the investment
climate for long term, pension and institutional investors.

09h50 – 10h40

Understanding African infrastructure as an investment class; Overview of Instruments, Vehicles, and the Taxonomy of Risks

During this session, leaders will discuss strategic investments available to African sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). Of particular importance will be the role SWFs can play in the promotion of coinvestments in domestic and regional projects

10h40 – 11h10

Pension Fund Leaders’ Roundtable on co- investing and catalysing international partnerships

Pension fund leaders will discuss the investment landscape, decision-making process and impact of boards of trustees and investment consultants on their strategy and allocations

11h10 – 11h30

Networking Break

11h30 – 12h10

Innovations in Pension Investment Governance, Consultant
Mandates & Regulatory best practice

Leaders in this panel will feature presentations and a dialogue on global
Innovations in Pensions Investment Governance, working with Consultants
and Regulatory best practice.

12h10 – 12h50

Leaders’ Roundtable on De-risking and Aligning Infrastructure Investments for Pension Fund Investors

Investment leaders will advance a number of recommendations to de-risk African infrastructure investments to ensure they align with pension and long-term institutional investors risk appetites. This session will facilitate a dialogue on mainstreaming those recommendations and the role pension funds can play in that process.

12h50 – 14h00

Networking Lunch & Presentation of the: ‘Ai Pension Investment Leadership Awards’

The PILA’s recognise exceptional Pension Fund and Institutional Investment
leaders at the forefront of driving allocations and investments continent-wide.

14h00 – 15h00

US-Africa Institutional Investment Partnership

During the 71st UN General Assembly both Africa investor and the
Department of Commerce hosted business and institutional investment
leaders to advance the US-Africa economic partnership agenda. This session will review the recommendations from both those events and launch a US-Africa Institutional Co-investment Partnership.

15h00 – 15h40

Leaders Roundtable on Successful Investments: Capital Markets and PE

During this session, capital market and private equity leaders will showcase successful investment strategies pursued by domestic and international pension and long-term investors.

15h40-16h00

Networking Break

16h00 – 16h30

Leaders’ Panel on Municipal bond and Parastatal infrastructure Investment Opportunities

During this session, experts will discuss and showcase current investable
energy and transport projects, highlighting the sponsors’ track record,
investment and risk management structures, cash flow profiles and investment returns.

16h30 – 17h00

Leaders Roundtable on Successful Energy and Transport infrastructure projects

During this session, experts will discuss and showcase current investable energy and transport projects, highlighting the sponsor’s track record, investment and risk management structures, cash flow profiles and investment returns.

17h00 – 17h30

Leaders Roundtable on Successful investments in Telecoms, Water, and other Utilities

17h30 – 17h40

Closing Remarks

17h40 – 18h00

The 2017 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards Ceremony

The Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards officially recognise achievements across the main infrastructure sectors in Africa and reward the personalities driving transactions and improving the continent’s infrastructure investment climate.
Launched in 2008, the Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards are the longest standing and most respected platform for investors in Africa’s fast-growing infrastructure sectors.

18h00-20h00

Ai Cocktail Reception