Africa Alternative Investment Intensive (AAII) – 5TH London Forum

Africa’s capital owners, allocators and managers have become more sophisticated.  They understand investable strategies and executable themes in a continent that’s one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, young population and urbanizing.  They look past the headline GDP numbers; media frenzy and understand what is really happening on the ground.  They appreciate the regional idiosyncrasies of the continent, taking into account culture, geography, and historic trade links.

Building on the success of last year’s forum, the 3rd Africa Alternative Investment Intensive (AAII) seeks to further address practical issues encountered by US institutional investors when investing in African markets.

It presents investment practitioners a “talk-show free” environment to gain an understanding of the key economic metrics for each of these regions; analysis of the export and import makeup; further analyses of the state of infrastructure, Africa’s transport and energy.

And curates an ecosystem driven by innovation and knowledge sharing about what works and what doesn’t work when investing in Africa.  Whilst showcasing product innovations, structures and pooled investment vehicles for portfolio diversification and risk-adjusted returns.


Deputy Governor (Operations)
Bank of Zambia

High Commissioner
Rwanda High Commission UK

Head, Investment & Actuarial
Government Employees Pension Fund - South Africa

SinCo &
Principal & Founder

Africa Economist
Citi Research

Managing Director, Head - Africa Macro
Standard Chartered Bank

Vice Chairman, Africa, India and Middle East
Capri Global Capital

Head of Private Equity
Dean Wetton Advisory

Founding Chairman & Group Managing Director
Dunn Loren Merrifield

Pension Fund Manager
De Beers UK

Investment Director
InvestFord Partners

Co-Managing Partner
Sarona Asset Management

Special Advisor
Qalaa Holdings

Lion's Head Global Partners

Visiting Fellow & Senior Advisor
Cass Business School

Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Railways Staff Retirement Benefit Scheme

Emerging Markets Editor-at-Large

Public Service Pensions Fund - Zambia

Division Chief - Financial Markets Division
The African Development Bank

Partner, Head of EMEA
Hermes GPE

Managing Director, Head - Africa Macro
TLG Capital

Partner, Head of Financial Services

Berkeley Energy - Africa Renewable Energy Fund










Africa Alternative Investment Network

Anpractitioner–led ecosystem of institutional investors and fund managers that are committed to addressing the principal blocks to institutions with a strong appetite to build alternatives portfolio.

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Upcoming events

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