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ESG and considerations for Private Equity Funds

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ESG and considerations for Private Equity Funds

Join AGF’s educational webinar on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 and hear from leading experts on the topic of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and their impact on how institutional investors source and select alternative asset funds.

Start Date: March 16th, 2021

Time: 9:00AM (EST) // (13:00 UK, 15:00 South Africa // 17:00 Mauritius) Check your local times here: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com

Topics include:

  • The importance of ESG and its impact on GPs;
  • Major issues GPs are focused on and how ESG frameworks are being applied in private markets;
  • What is investor demand for ESG policies? Environmental , Social or Governance - what tops investors’ agenda?
  • How to integrate ESG elements in investment decision-making process? And what are the challenges?
  • How is ESG performance related to revenue and costs?
  • What are the different elements of ESG reporting? Are smaller managers behind the curve on ESG, or is it down to reporting and processes?

Moderator:

Hyder Aboobakar
Hyder Aboobakar
Business Development Director, IQ-EQ Mauritius

Hyder Aboobakar, Business Development Director at IQ-EQ Mauritius, is responsible for growing IQ-EQ’s global offering on African and Indian markets.  Hyder has a thorough understanding and expertise in managing funds and a strong knowledge of the fund market dynamics and relationship management.

Hyder is part of the ESG Working Group at IQ-EQ, driving the initiative and supporting clients to grow their business and investment portfolios in a sustainable and compliant manner.

Hyder is a CFA charter holder, certified FRM (Financial Risk Manager) and holds a Bachelor in Economics and Finance.

Panelists:

Nicholas Piquito
Nicholas Piquito
CEO, African Alliance Asset Management

Nicholas is the CEO of African Alliance Asset Management – a leading pan-African private market investor. He has 25 years’ experience investing across all asset classes in developed, emerging and frontier markets. Nicholas holds a Doctor of Engineering degree, and is a CFA and CAIA charter holder.

Graham Sinclair
Graham Sinclair
ESG Architect at SinCo

Graham [@esgarchitect] is ESG architect at the advisory boutique SinCo, working for clients in the investment ecosystem at the intersection of investment, strategy and strategy. Client engagements over the past 15 years include AIG Global Investment Group, the UN Environment Programme, Principles for Responsible Investment, Gates Foundation, WWF, Sanlam, South African Development Bank, CFA Institute, and the Freedom Fund. His work in private equity in Africa includes leading the IFC’s 2 year “Sustainable Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa” project with RisCura interviewing 45 GPs and LPs, making the case for impact investing with the US$5bn AuM China-Africa Development Fund, executive education of the Board of Trustees of an African sovereign wealth pension fund, benchmarking ESG performance of 32 private equity funds for the African Development Bank, ESG systems design for private equity infrastructure fund, and the chapter on Private Equity for “Innovations in Sustainable Investment” (Wiley, 2011). His first decade was running pension funds in southern Africa for Old Mutual and Alexander Forbes, and institutional front office for Nedcor Investment Bank and SEI Investments global unit. His TEDx "Investing As If The Future Matters" was ranked top 5 in ESG by the CFA Institute. Graham earned his MBA at Villanova School of Business and an LL.B at Howard College. On any day he would rather be cycling his gravel bike. 

Tamar Pashtan
Tamar Pashtan
Head of ESG & Impact, Vital Capital

Tamar Pashtan is Head of ESG & Impact at Vital Capital. Ms. Pashtan designs and executes Vital’s long-term impact strategy. She leads the ESG & impact investment diligence, liaising with venture promoters, co-investors and professional resources. In addition, she conducts ongoing ESG and impact monitoring of portfolio companies, guiding and implementing improvement recommendations, and reporting on company ESG and impact performance. Tamar is passionate in the pursuit of mainstreaming impact investment and is involved in various industry initiatives.

Ms. Pashtan brings with her a comprehensive background in environmental consulting, with over a decade of international experience in sustainable urban planning, green building and infrastructure, standards and regulatory compliance.

Paul Boynton
Paul Boynton
Joint CEO, Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI)

Paul is joint-CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments (OMAI). He has been involved with the business since its inception and was CEO of OMAI from 2014 – 2019. During this time OMAI has grown into the largest private alternative investment manager in Africa with over R60 billion in assets under management across 27 active funds and over 160 portfolio companies.

Paul has a total of nearly 30 years’ experience in investments and capital markets. He currently chairs the Alternative Assets Investment Committee and serves on the boards of African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), African Clean Energy Development, the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Tourvest, J&J, Phembani and Lesedi and Letsatsi.

Paul served his articles with Deloitte in Johannesburg where he qualified as a chartered accountant. He then spent 7 years as an investment banker with Investec before moving to Cape Town to join Old Mutual in 1995. He was the portfolio manager of the Old Mutual Life Funds for 5 years and spent a further 3 years as Head of Investment Views for Old Mutual Asset Managers before being appointed Head of Alternative Investments in 2004.

He completed an Honours degree in Operations Research and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town.


ESG and considerations for Private Equity Funds Webinar is sponsored by:

IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group employing 3400+ people across 23 jurisdictions worldwide. We bring together that rare combination of global technical expertise and a deep understanding of our clients' needs. Our know how and know you allows us to provide a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to investment funds, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide. 

For further information, go to https://www.iqeq.com

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