4th ANNUAL AFRICA PENSIONS

Emerging Markets Investment & Retirement Forum (The EMIR FORUM)

Fairmont Hotel, Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

9 - 12
MAY 2023

Participating Partners

4th ANNUAL AFRICA PENSIONS, Emerging Markets Investment & Retirement Forum (The EMIR FORUM)

Join us for the 4th ANNUAL AFRICA PENSIONS, Emerging Markets Investment & Retirement Forum (The EMIR FORUM) as we look at the latest trends and solutions for retirement planning professionals.

Now in our fourth year, this is a gathering of the leading pension funds, experts in pension funds, investment and economic policy decision-makers.

We endeavor to promote knowledge-sharing and thought-leadership in the pension funds industry as well as a platform to enable participants to connect with new and existing pension networks.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Institutional Investors – Pensions, Insurance, Endowments & Foundations
  • Chief Executive Officer / CEO / President
  • Chief Investment Officer / CIO
  •  Chief Risk Officer / CRO
  • Pension Board Trustees & Committee Members
  • Asset Managers, Advisory Firms, Consultants and Technology Experts
  • Portfolio Managers
 
4th ANNUAL AFRICA PENSIONS, Emerging Markets Investment & Retirement Forum (The EMIR FORUM)

SOME OF THE KEY THEMES / CALL FOR PAPERS:

The pension and retirement opportunities and challenges offered by the Covid crisis

New strategies for risk-sharing between schemes’ underwriters and members

Funding gaps and regulatory benchmarks

Redesigning the pension and retirement institutions to accommodate the informal sector in Africa

Geographically diversified portfolios and negative shocks

The strategic implications of increasing allocation to fixed-interest

Is the stock-market rally a misguided euphoria?

The risks of investing pensions and retirement funds in speculative investments

Dealing with entities claiming exaggerated and guaranteed investment returns

Managing the “Two-pot” system risks

The impact of technology on modern pension and retirement funds

Enhancing Trustee Conduct to Combat the Emerging Risks in Pensions and Retirement Funds Management

The risks and rewards of retirement funds investments in infrastructure projects

Speakers

Industry Experts

M. Nicolas J. Firzli

World Pensions Council

Geraldine Fowler

Institute of Retirement Funds

Wayne Hiller van Rensburg

Pension Matters (Pty) Ltd

Robin Ellison

Pinset Masons

Nicholas Silver

Chairman & Cofounder of the Climate Bond Initiative (CBI)

Amanda Khoza

Institute of Retirement Funds Africa

Dr Shaimaa Sabry Mahmoud

TELECOM Egypt

Prof. Salamatu Idris Isah

Kaduna State Pension Bureau

Professor Dana Muir

Robert L. Dixon Collegiate Professor of Business, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law

Semoli Mokhanoi

Mergence Investment Managers

Nicholas Sherry

TWUSUPER

Melis Guven

World Bank Group

Himanshi Jain

World Bank Group

Escher Luanda

Ethics GIPF

Mike Brown

etfSA.co.za

Oguche Agudah

Pension Funds Operators Association of Nigeria (PENOP)

Dharmesh Dayal

Investment Spectrum

Robin Ellison

Pinset Masons

Ngatia Kirungie

Spearhead Africa

Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN)

Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers

Jacqueline Irving

World Bank Group

Sundeep Raichura

Zamara Group

Sanjeev Gupta

Africa Finance Corporation

Deresh Lawangee

RISE

Summit Format /Schedule

DAY 1

13:00 Registration
16:00 Desert Safari

DAY 2

08:00 – 16:00 Full Day Conference
18:00 – 22:00 Marina Dinner cruise with drinks & live music

DAY 3

08:00 – 16:00 Full Day Conference

DAY 4

08:00 – 13:00 Half Day Workshops/Masterclasses
14:00 Dubai City Bus Tour Including the Burj Khalifa Or
17:00 Dubai Helicopter Tour from Palm Jumeirah