Africa Alternative Investment Intensive - 4th New York Forum

Date: 19 Sept 2017
Location: 1301 Avenue of the Americas, New York


Although still a nascent industry, private equity is arguably the only alternative asset class well positioned to give institutional investors access to Africa's private markets. Infrastructure and real assets have struggled to attract significant institutional capital, whilst alternative credit and private debt are overlooked by debt funds. Given the limited data and knowledge of how to access alternative assets and private markets in Africa, the confidence to invest is held back by the concern of undue risk exposure.

Despite the growing popularity of Africa private equity, many LPs and GPs are apprehensive that the investable themes that pitted Africa private markets against many emerging markets are not been realised.  Thus prompting the question – Is there really an alternatives markets for institutional and private investors seeking risk–adjusted returns in Africa?  Where does the real value of investing in Africa alternatives lie?  How viable is investing in Africa alternative assets?  How can alternative fund managers capture further value for asset owners?   What are the best ways to gain meaningful exposure to alternative assets?

Themed Leveraging Alternatives for Risk–Adjusted Returns, the 2017 AAII – 4th New York Forum is a practitioner–led, peer-to-peer ecosystem of institutional investors and fund managers that are committed to addressing the principal blocks to institutions with a strong appetite to build infrastructure, real assets, private equity, alternative credit, and private debt portfolios across Africa.  The Intensive is a “talk-show free” open forum driven by knowledge sharing about what works and what doesn't work when investing in Africa, and it is held under the Chatham House Rule.

Discussion Leaders

Hand-picked to lead discussions, take part in debates, interviews, and open conversations.  Join our carefully selected speakers.

Why Attend

The Intensive gives you a unique opportunity to – highlight your brand positioning, build long-term valuable relationship, engage with a senior-level audience, demonstrate thought-leadership, and educate your market place.

Get in-touch with Peace Natachy at, or +44(0) 208 870 6620 for sponsorship that will give you opportunity to:

  • Contribute a thought leadership piece on Infrastructure debt strategies,
  • Participating in or moderating a roundtable discussion at the forum or rendezvous,
  • Sponsor a masterclass learning session for asset owners,
  • Taking part in a debate, interview or the AAII multichannel digital practitioner-led report.

Who Attends

This event is designed for institutional investors and fund managers who are actively investing, or exploring; how to effectively to build infrastructure, real assets, private equity, alternative credit, and private debt portfolios in Africa. They are senior executives from:

  • Institutional Investors
  • Central Banks and Public Asset Managers
  • Single and Multi-Family Office
  • High–Net–Worth Individuals
  • Endowments / Foundations
  • Asset Allocators and Fund Advisors
  • Development Finance Institutions
  • Blue chips, Corporates and SMEs
  • Commercial Banking / Other Finance
  • Private Equity Fund / Fund of Funds
  • Legal Firms and Management Consultants

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