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  • AFSIC 2017: 3rd - 5th May 2017, Park Plaza Riverbank, London, UK

2017 Agenda – Friday 5th May

Friday 5th May, Room 1

09:00 - 10:40

Moderator

  • Per van Swaay Senior Vice President - The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)
09:00 - 09:20

Supporting the long term growth aspirations of banks in Africa

09:20 - 09:40

From Bricks to Digital

  • Manzi Rwegasira Senior Manager Strategy & Special Projects - National Microfinance Bank PLC (NMB), Tanzania
09:40 - 10:00

Deepening the Financial Services Sector in Africa

  • K.C. Li Group Chairman - SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius
10:00 - 10:40

Panel: Local Currency – Friend or Foe?…Ways to mitigate currency risk for investors in Africa’s financial services sector

– An overview of recent FX issues across the continent – An analysis on the impact of current movement on African financial services companies’ balance sheets and income statements – Cost implications of FX movements on investment returns – Ways in which to Mitigate local currency risk – The upside – benefiting from periods of severe exchange rate movements  

10:40 - 11:10

Networking Break – Sponsored by CDC

11:10 - 12:50

Moderator

  • Peter Hinton Co-Lead, Affordable Education Finance - CapitalPlus Exchange
11:10 - 11:30

The Africa Opportunity: Balancing Risk and Reward

11:30 - 11:50

Atlas Mara – Building the Best African Bank

11:50 - 12:10

Opportunities for FinTech Investments in Africa

12:10 - 12:50

Panel: Issues and Opportunities surrounding Raising Debt for African Financial Services companies both within Africa and Externally

– An examination of foreign appetite, and trends towards African Financial Services Debt Issuance – The development of Local Debt Capital Markets and the role that these Markets can play in providing Debt Capital – Issues relating to structuring Debt Issues that have arisen as a result of the recent slowdown in some African economies – Structure of demand from Continue Reading »

  • Bunmi Akinremi Deputy Group CEO/MD, Investment Banking - United Capital, Pan-African
  • James Doree Managing Director - Lion's Head Global Partners, Pan-African
  • Ed Higenbottam Managing Director - Verdant Capital, Pan-African
  • Ashwin Mahabaleswara CFA, CIM Director - Debt Investments  |  RM - Asia, Africa and the Middle East - DWM Asset Management, LLC, Pan-African
  • James Marshall Senior Portfolio Manager - Enko Capital Management
12:50 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:20

Investing in the growth of African Financial Services Providers with Debt, Tier II and Mezzanine Finance

14:00 - 16:00

Moderator

14:20 - 14:40

Access Microfinance Holding AG: Growing Strongly in Africa

14:40 - 15:00

Embracing financial inclusion – Opportunities and Challenges

15:00 - 15:20

Using Cloud Technology to Rebuild Financial Infrastructure

15:20 - 16:00

Panel: Investing in Microfinance Institutions, A detailed Investigation of the Opportunity and Risk

– Discussion about the historic experience of investing in Africa’s MFI’s – Recent trends in the MFI industry affecting Investors – Application of technology to reduce the risk of fraud within the sector – Discussion of differences between geographical areas of Africa – Identification of investment opportunities in the MFI sector  

Friday 5th May Room 2

09:00 - 10:40

Moderator

09:00 - 09:20

Re-evaluating the African Investment Landscape

09:20 - 09:40

Balancing USD versus local currency funding in Sub Sahara MFI’s

09:40 - 10:00

Identifying the Optimal Capital Structure for Financial Institutions

  • Philip Hopkins Director of Investments, Africa - Equator Capital Partners LLC, Africa
10:00 - 10:20

Saham Finances a Case Study of a successful African Financial Services investment and exit

  • Colin Curvey Co-Head, IFC African, Latin American & Caribbean Fund - IFC Asset Management Company
10:20 - 10:40

Value Creation through Private Equity in Africa

  • Albert Alsina CEO and Managing Partner - Mediterrania Capital Partners
10:40 - 11:10

Networking Break – Sponsored by CDC

11:10 - 11:30

Building confidence in Infrastructure Financing in Fragile States

  • David White Chairman - The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa
11:10 - 12:50

Moderator

11:30 - 11:50

Financial institution ratings – An emerging market perspective

  • Omega Collocott Head of Financial Institution Ratings - Global Credit Ratings (GCR)
11:50 - 12:10

Nigerian Banks – Reflecting on the Recent Experience in Nigeria and implications for their international operations

12:10 - 12:50

Workshop: Meet the Development Finance Institutions, Africa’s Longstanding Growth Partners

– Meet the Financial Services Investment Team from leading Development Financial Institutions – Learn more about the DFI’s historic investments in the sector, and their experience gained from these investments – Get clarity on where the DFI’s see investment opportunities and each DFI’s investment objectives – Understand each DFI’s investment priorities and where your business may fit – Learn how Continue Reading »

  • Guillaume Barberousse Responsable Banques et Marchés Financiers – Head of FI - Proparco
  • Johannes Feist Head of Division, Financial Sector Southern Africa & Regional Funds - KfW Group
  • John Kristensen Senior Investment Manager, Head of Fund Investments - Swedfund International
  • Bas Rekvelt Manager Financial Institutions Africa - FMO
  • Antti Urvas Associate Director - Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Development)
12:50 - 14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00 - 14:20

Investing in African financial services firms: Lessons from around the world

  • Eric Kump Managing Director - Carlyle Africa
14:00 - 15:40

Moderator

  • Cobus Visagie Managing Director - Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa
14:20 - 14:40

What is fintech?

14:40 - 15:00

Green Lending: Unlocking opportunities for financial institutions in the energy efficiency and renewable energy lending spaces

  • Martin Heimes Head Financial Institutions Debt Financing - responsAbility Investments AG
15:00 - 15:40

Panel: How to Make Superior Returns financing Africa’s Agricultural Sector

– Africa’s Population is forecast to grow massively over next 100 years – The continent needs a vibrant agricultural sector – Agriculture is at a turning point with large scale urbanisation, and move to more efficient farming methods – Experience of lending and investing in the sector – Ways of making superior returns in the sector

  • Mwombeki Baregu Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance - Financial Sector Deepening Trust, Tanzania
  • Maxime Bouan Regional Manager - Africa & MENA - BlueOrchard Finance Ltd
  • Aly-Khan Jamal Partner - Dalberg, London
  • Frank Nagel Director, Advisory Services - Rabo International Advisory Services
  • Richard Wangwe Head Agribusiness Uganda - Stanbic Bank Uganda Ltd, Uganda
  • Cobus Visagie Managing Director - Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa
15:40 - 16:00

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