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African equities investing: what lies ahead?

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Join AGF and leading industry experts on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 for a webinar to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on African equity markets.

African equities investing: what lies ahead?

Start Date: June 10, 2020

Time: 8:00AM – 9:00AM (EST) // 13:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

Hear from leading industry experts as they examine the future of African stock markets in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • What has been the immediate impact of the crisis?
  • African markets performance to date; top and bottom performers
  • What sectors have been hit hardest? And what sectors are becoming more attractive in light of the crisis?
  • How are fund managers maintaining their portfolios?
  • What liquidity issues are investors facing during this time?
  • What is the outlook for stock market investors in the region?

Moderator:

Daniel Broby

Daniel Broby

Director, Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation

Daniel has enjoyed a successful career in both academia and practice. This includes the management of Africa dedicated investment funds. He has held a number of C level positions in fund management. He has held a number of non executive director roles at mutual funds, pension administators and a family office. His academic research interests revolve around financial technology, financial indices, and the regulation of capital markets. He has written a number of peer reviewed papers on index construction, fund management, emerging financial markets, distributed technologies and market regulation. I have also pioneered research into blockchain and its application in the Fintech ecosystem.

Daniel is considered a leading academic in the field of “Fintech”. He has spoken and chaired numerous conferences. He has also appeared in Bloomberg TV, CNBC and in the financial press. He has travelled extensively in my various professional roles to Africa and Emerging Markets. He has interacted with policy markets and regulators. I believe my work has real world impact.

The Department of Accounting and Finance, to which he is affiliated, is ranked “1st in the UK for Accounting and Finance” in the Complete University Guide Subject League Table for both 2016 and 2017.

Panelists:

Ayo salami

Ayo Salami

CIO, Duet Group

 

Sven Richter

Sven Richter

Fund Manager, Drakens Capital

Sven has been an investor in listed equities since 1995 when he started working for Templeton Asset Management. He was born and educated in Johannesburg South Africa where he started his working career at Standard Bank. In 1995 he started to work for Templeton’s Emerging Markets group with Mark Mobius. While at Templeton he covered research in Africa and other Emerging Markets as well Global Sectors.  He managed Emerging Market and Frontier funds. During this period, he also one of the co-authors of the King Report the leading corporate governance guide in South Africa. In 2011 Sven joined Renaissance Asset Managers to manage various funds the firm ran.  A number of the funds that Sven managed for Renaissance Asset Managers received ratings and awards, including the Best Fund in Africa award for the African Sub Saharan fund.  In 2016, he formed Drakens Capital a fund manager focusing on sustainable investing in global markets. While in 2020 he launched Geokalla. Geokalla focuses on providing investors in its funds with a real-world environmental sustainability benefit. Sven speaks at conferences and on TV shows and writes about investing, African investments, and sustainable investing. 

Jenni Chamberlain

Jenni Chamberlain

CEO, Altree Capital

Jenni Chamberlain serves as Chief Investment Officer for Altree Capital and Portfolio Manager of the Africa Opportunities Funds including Altree Africa, Altree Credit and Altree Impact.   Altree Africa is recognized as one of the industry’s pre-eminent Africa ex-South Africa investment funds and was voted Africa ex-South Africa Fund of the Year 2011.

Ms. Chamberlain has been instrumental to the development of the African capital markets and has worked in various asset management, investment banking and corporate advisory roles across the region.  Her tenure across the African capital markets spans nearly two decades, and she been actively involved as investor and/or lead agent for numerous primary and secondary market transactions across the continent. Ms. Chamberlain has worked on many deals on the majority of African Stock Exchanges and has an intimate knowledge of trading these markets, including regulatory oversight, compliance controls, currency considerations, custody, administration and operational/back offices issues.

Prior to founding Altree Capital, Ms. Chamberlain served in a number of senior positions, including Chief Executive Officer of Securities Africa and Managing Director, EMEA Equity Sales at HSBC. Whilst at HSBC, she served as member of the EMEA fundraising team and managed the listing process for African companies. In addition, Ms. Chamberlain served as member of HSBC’s corporate advisory team on capital restructuring and listing opportunities.

Ms. Chamberlain was named Reuters top-ranked African Research analyst from 1997 – 99. Her work on the African capital markets has been cited by numerous news agencies including Barron’s, BBC, CNBC and Thomson Reuters. She has written for a number of industry publications including Africa Fund Manager, MENA Fund Manager, Hedge Funds Review, HFM Week, MaxHedge and SwissHedge and recently participated in “The High-level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs” at the United Nations’ 63rd General Assembly and “Issues of Poverty, Development and Investment in Africa” as part of Sarah Brown & Graca Machel’s awareness initiative at 10 Downing Street. She has spoken at numerous African investment conferences including Global Frontier Markets, Hedge Funds World Africa, GAIM and Jetfin Africa, to name a few.

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