FRIDAY 5TH MAY 2017 Seminars

9:00 am - 10:40 am

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  • Per van Swaay Senior Vice President - The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX)
9:00 am - 10:40 am

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9:00 am - 9:20 am

Re-evaluating the African Investment Landscape

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9:00 am - 9:20 am

Supporting the long term growth aspirations of banks in Africa

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9:20 am - 9:40 am

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

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9:20 am - 9:40 am

From Bricks to Digital

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Deepening the Financial Services Sector in Africa

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  • K.C. Li Group Chairman - SBM Holdings Ltd, Mauritius
9:40 am - 10:00 am

Identifying the Optimal Capital Structure for Financial Institutions

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  • Philip Hopkins Director of Investments, Africa - Equator Capital Partners LLC, Africa
10:00 am - 10:40 am

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

 

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10:00 am - 10:20 am

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

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

Value Creation through Private Equity in Africa

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

Networking Break – Sponsored by CDC

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Networking Break – Sponsored by CDC

11:10 am - 11:30 am

Building confidence in Infrastructure Financing in Fragile States

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

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  • Peter Hinton Co-Lead, Affordable Education Finance - CapitalPlus Exchange
11:10 am - 12:50 pm

Moderator

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11:10 am - 11:30 am

The Africa Opportunity: Balancing Risk and Reward

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11:30 am - 11:50 am

Atlas Mara – Building the Best African Bank

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11:30 am - 11:50 am

Financial institution ratings – An emerging market perspective

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

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

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11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Opportunities for FinTech Investments in Africa

12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

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 foreign investors including an examination of risk appetite, tenor, Local currency issuance etc

Speakers

  • Bunmi Akinremi Deputy Group CEO/MD, Investment Banking - United Capital, 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
12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

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 to approach DFI's for investment

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  • Guillaume Barberousse Responsable Banques et Marchés Financiers – Head of FI - Proparco
  • Johannes Feist Head of Division, Financial Sector Southern Africa & Regional Funds - KfW Group
  • Antti Urvas Associate Director - Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Development)
12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

12:50 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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

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  • Eric Kump Managing Director - Carlyle Africa
2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Moderator

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2:00 pm - 3:40 pm

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  • Cobus Visagie Managing Director - Africa Merchant Capital, Sub-Saharan Africa
2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

Access Microfinance Holding AG: Growing Strongly in Africa

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2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

What is fintech?

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

Embracing financial inclusion – Opportunities and Challenges

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2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

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

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  • Martin Heimes Head Financial Institutions Debt Financing - responsAbility Investments AG
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

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

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  • Mwombeki Baregu Head of Agriculture and Rural Finance - Financial Sector Deepening Trust, Tanzania
  • 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
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

Using Cloud Technology to Rebuild Financial Infrastructure

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3:20 pm - 4:00 pm

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

 

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3:40 pm - 4:00 pm

Invest in Botswana IFSC – Your gateway to Africa

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