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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, Strathclyde University

Daniel is a finance academic and formerly a senior figure in the fund management industry. He is Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation, Strathclyde University. In addition to previously managing African equity and fixed income funds, Daniel has held a number of executive level positions in the investment world. These include Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Portfolio Manager. Daniel has written numerous books and articles related to capital markets and has had two peer reviewed papers published on what the appropriate index is for African equity funds.

Panelists:

Ayo salami
Ayo Salami
CIO, Duet Group

Dr Salami is the Chief Investment Officer for the Duet Africa Liquid Strategies. Ayo has been involved in researching African financial markets since 1998 when he worked at Nomura International where he was the senior equity analyst covering Africa. He initiated Nomura’s coverage of the region and over the years has acquired substantial knowledge and experience on African economies and companies. Dr Salami was named Chief Investment Officer of the year at the Investment Excellence Awards in 2014. Dr Salami has substantial experience as a practitioner in African financial markets where he was involved in originating and structuring corporate acquisitions, capital raising via initial public offerings. Dr Salami has published in leading academic journals on the financing, post merger performance and sources of synergy in corporate takeovers. Dr Salami is a Chartered Accountant and has previously worked as an auditor in the City of London. Ayo obtained his PhD in Finance from Cass Business School and he is a graduate of both the London School of Economics and Leeds University.

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.

Richard Ladbrook
Richard Ladbrook
Portfolio Manager, Ninety One

Richard is a portfolio manager responsible for Pan-Africa listed equities at Ninety One. He joined the firm as an analyst in 2012 covering global emerging markets equities. Prior to joining the firm he covered the South African General Financial Sector and the large South African banks while at Absa Capital Securities (Pty) Ltd. Prior to this he was an analyst at BJM Securities (now Renaissance BJM). He was awarded as one of the top analysts in the Financial Mail Analyst Rankings for the general financial sector in 2010, 2011 as well as 2012.

Richard graduated from the University of Pretoria with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in Accounting Science. He completed his articles at KPMG Inc. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and CFA Charterholder.

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