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This years African Debt Capital Market will highlight changes in the African debt landscape and provide insights into new trends and developments. Sessions will focus on particular market segments and institutions, trading systems, custody developments, regional cooperation, regulatory and other trends including those in Europe and US which affect African capital markets.

Event introduction

The first and second editions of the Summit, which were held at the London Stock Exchange, focused on understanding the framework of African debt capital markets, meeting the most influential players from the continent, and creating a platform for issuers to meet investors, advisors and intermediaries. The third edition explored how a range of products – such as Islamic bonds, diaspora bonds and infrastructure bonds – contributed to diversifying African debt markets.

While these remain key and fundamental objectives, the next Summit will highlight changes in the African debt landscape and provide insights into new trends and developments. Sessions will focus on particular market segments and institutions, trading systems, custody developments, regional cooperation, regulatory and other trends including those in Europe and US which affect African capital markets. The event will look at the latest developments in Africa’s local currency markets, the sustainability of debt in relation to African countries’ broader economic performance, as well as a range of case-studies focusing on recent or prospective bond issuances.

Why attend?

  • Meet and network with key players from the African and international financial markets (current and prospective issuers, institutional investors, investment bankers and advisors)
  • Learn about the latest developments and opportunities
  • Hear first-hand about current issuers and investors’ case-studies and success stories

Who Should Attend

  • Sovereign and Corporate Issuers (current and prospective)
  • Finance Ministers
  • Central Bank Governors
  • African private sector leaders
  • Institutional Investors (Banks, Insurance Companies, Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, etc.)
  • Investment Banks
  • Islamic Banks
  • Credit Rating Agencies
  • Legal Advisors
  • Financial Advisors
  • Risk Advisors

 

Sponsors will benefit from networking opportunities with government officials, current and potential investors, private sector companies, intergovernmental and multilateral organisations, consultancies and advisory firms, and other stakeholders, including high level speakers. Opportunities for scheduled or impromptu meetings are also available and can be facilitated in line with sponsors’ objectives.

Sponsoring this Forum offers wide-ranging benefits, giving your institution a unique platform at the conference, as well as through our publications African Business, New African and African Banker, enhancing your corporate profile to influential participants. Our dedicated team will work closely with the sponsors to tailor their involvement in the summit and maximise media exposure.

Speakers

  • Tom Minney
    Editor, African Capital Markets News - African Growth Partners Ltd

  • Richard Fox
    Senior Director - Fitch Ratings’ Sovereigns Group

  • Anver Versi
    Editor, African Banker - IC Publications

  • Lasitha Perera
    Senior Investment Advisor - Frontier Markets Fund Managers

Programme

PROGRAMME
08.00 – 09.00
Registration and breakfast

09.00 – 09.30
Welcome remarks Anver Versi, Editor in Chief, African Banker

09.30 – 10.30
Session I: Panel discussion

Viewpoint & economic outlook

• Benchmarking Africa: where does the continent stand today within the global economy and the international financial markets?
• Sustainability of debt: are African governments borrowing too much? What should they be investing in?
• Deepening Africa’s debt markets Speakers
• Jaloul Ayed, International Banker, Lecturer on Finance and Economics, Entrepreneur, and Former Minister of Finance, Tunisia
• Sunil Benimadhu, Chief Executive, The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM)
• Adil Kurt-Elli, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa, CEEMEA Debt Capital Markets, HSBC BANK
• Francis Nwokedi, Partner, Fasken Martineau
• Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist, Head of Macro-strategy, Renaissance Capital

Moderator Tom Minney, Editor, African Capital Markets News

10:30 – 11:00
Refreshments & networking break

11:00 – 12.00
Session II: Panel discussion

Local currency markets

• Which markets have attracted foreign interest? Why?
• What is the added value of investing in local markets?
• What are the opportunities for issuers?

Speakers

• Douglas Bennet, Deputy Head, GuarantCo
• Innocent D. Dankaine, Ag. Chief Executive, Uganda Securities Exchange
• Angus Downie, Head of Economic Research, Ecobank
• James Marshall, Executive Director, EM Trading – Sub Saharan Africa, JPMorgan
• Per van Swaay, Senior Vice President, Structuring, TCX

Moderator Anver Versi, Editor in Chief, African Banker

12.00 – 12.45
Session III: Presentations followed by Q&A

Debt pipeline and future issues

• Sovereign, sub-national and corporate issuers talk about recent and prospective bond issues
• How are Eurobond proceeds being used by sovereign issuers?
• From ‘opportunistic’ to regular issues: what is the appetite?

Speakers

• Senior Official, Ministry of Finance, Mozambique
• Senior Official, Ministry of Finance, Ghana
• Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, Director-General, Nigeria Debt Management Office
• Matt Robinson, Manager – Africa Sovereign Ratings Team, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody’s

Investors Service

Moderator Tom Minney, Editor, African Capital Markets News

12.45 – 14:00
Networking lunch

14.00 – 14.30
Session IV: Panel discussion

Investors’ perspectives

• What are investors looking for?
• New players, new dynamics: pension funds, hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, and family offices
• Monitoring and regulation of ‘shadow banking’

Speakers

• Antoon De Klerk, Portfolio Manager and Investment Specialist, Global Emerging Market Debt, Investec Asset Management
• Vicente Pons, Managing Principal, Frontera Capital Limited

Moderator Tom Minney, Editor, African Capital Markets News

14.30 – 15:00
Session V: Panel Discussion

Risk & Rating

Speakers
• Richard Fox, Head of Middle East & Africa Sovereigns, Fitch Ratings
• Stephen Opata, Head of Risk Management, Treasury Department, Bank of Ghana

Moderator Anver Versi, Editor in Chief, African Banker

15.00 – 15.30
Refreshments & Networking

15.30 – 16.30
Session VI: Country focus discussion

Nigeria’s Debt Capital Markets

• What is being done to stimulate the Nigerian Debt Capital Markets?
• What are the challenges, the solutions that are being developed, and the opportunities in these markets?

Speakers

• Dotun Adegbite, Vice President, Àrgentil Capital Partners Limited
• Mary Eduk, Director, Securities and Investment Services, Securities & Exchange Commission, Nigeria
• Moremi Marwa, Chief Executive Officer, Dar Es Salaam Stock Exchange
• Ike Nwobodo, Partner, Fixed Income Sales and Trading, Exotix Partners LLP
• Uche Orji, Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority

Chair Lasitha Perera, Executive Director, Frontier Markets Fund Managers

16.30 – 17.30
Session VII: Panel Discussion

• Financing development: PPPs, infrastructure bonds and other
• Debt as a source of funding for investments in infrastructure and other target sectors
• Public-Private Partnerships: role and successful models
• Are governments shifting from multilaterals’ funding to private markets?

Speakers

• Jill Dauchy, Managing Partner, Newstate Partners LLP
• Steven Gamble, Director, Africa Legal Group, Norton Rose Fulbright; Chair, Africa Group, Loan Market Association (LMA)
• Laughlan Waterston, Deputy Head of Infrastructure, Transport & Islamic Finance Structured Finance Department, SMBC

Moderator Anver Versi, Editor in Chief, African Banker

17:30 – 17:40
Closing remarks

17:40 – 19.00
Drinks & networking reception**

*This programme is tentative. **To be confirmed

Please click here to download the programme – ADCMBrochure2014_programme

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