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Now in its fifth edition, the next ADCM Summit will take place on 16 April 2015 in Washington D.C. during the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. This year’s programme will focus on the emergence of financial hubs in Africa, the latest bond issues including sovereign debut sukuk bonds, private equity, and the role of African and international investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds) in Africa’s capital markets. The event will also highlight a range of opportunities that investors can tap into, provide insights into new trends in financial services such as insurance, and offer solutions to better understand and manage investment risk.

For further information please contact

Daniela Severino,
Events and Partnerships Manager
Email: d.severino@icpublications.com
Phone:+44 (0) 2078413213
Mobile: + 44 7917333831

 

Previous sponsors include

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FreeBalance Espirito Santo Moodys Newstate Partners

 

Why attend?

Come and Meet 200 of the most senior leaders in Africa’s financial world

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.

  • Meet and network with key players from the African and international financial markets
  • Learn about the latest developments, trends and opportunities
  • Hear first-hand about case studies, challenges and success stories

 

Who Should Attend

Sovereign and corporate issuers (current and prospective)

  • Finance Ministers
  • Central Bank Governors
  • African private sector leaders
  • Institutional investors (asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, pension funds)
  • Investment bankers
  • Insurance companies
  • Credit rating agencies
  • Legal advisors
  • Financial advisors
  • Risk advisors
  • Service providers

Speakers

  • Jaloul Ayed
    President of MED Confederation & Former Minister of Finance of Tunisia -

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

  • Jingdong Hua
    Vice President, Treasury and Syndications, IFC -

  • Ade Adebajo
    Consultant, Debt Capital Markets – Africa -

  • Sebastian Spio-Garbrah
    Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst, DaMina Advisors -

  • Keith Nichols
    Managing Director for Africa, Thomson Reuters -

  • Staci Warden
    Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, the Milken Institute -

  • Megan McDonald
    Head of Debt Primary Markets, Standard Bank -


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Programme

Now in its fifth edition, the next ADCM Summit will take place on 16 April 2015 in Washington D.C. during the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group. This year’s programme will focus on the emergence of financial hubs in Africa, the latest bond issues including sovereign debut sukuk bonds, private equity, and the role of African and international investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds) in Africa’s capital markets. The event will also highlight a range of opportunities that investors can tap into, provide insights into new trends in financial services such as insurance, and offer solutions to better understand and manage investment risk.

 

2015 Agenda Outline

8.00 – 9.00                           Registration and networking breakfast

9.00 – 9.05                           Welcome remarks

  • Omar Ben Yedder, Publisher, African Banker Magazine

9.05 – 9.15                           Keynote Address

  • Jingdong Hua, Vice President, Treasury and Syndications, IFC

Africa’s capital markets: an update

9.15 – 10.15                        Panel Discussion

  • Building world class financial hubs
  • Deepening financial markets
  • Debut sovereign sukuk bonds and latest issues

Speakers

  • Hon. Kaba Nialé, Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of Economy and Finance, Ivory Coast
  • Megan McDonald, Head of Debt Primary Markets, Standard Bank
  • Abbas Abdulkadir, Deputy Director and Head of the Fixed Income Division, Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria
  • Jaloul Ayed, Chairman of Vegatech and Former Minister of Finance, Tunisia
  • Giulia Pellegrini, Sub-Saharan Africa Economist & Strategist – Executive Director, J.P. Morgan*

Moderator

  • Tom Minney, Editor, African Growth Partners

Buy side focus

10.15 –   11.15                     Panel Discussion

  • How can investors contribute more to driving growth?
  • Pension funds and sovereign wealth funds
  • Where are the African investors?

Speakers

  • Amadou Hott, CEO, Sovereign Wealth Fund for Strategic Investments (FONSIS), Senegal*
  • Serge Mickoto, CEO, Gabonese Sovereign Wealth Fund (FGIS)*
  • Dr. Manas Bapela, Chief Investment Officer, Argon Asset Management
  • Milko Skoro, ‎Head of Structured Equity, Quantum Global Investment Management
  • Uche Orji, Managing Director, Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority*
  • Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Acting Director General, Pension Commission Nigeria*

Moderator

  • Ade Adebayo, Consultant, Debt Capital Markets – Africa

11.15 – 11.45                      Networking coffee break

Insight: Insurance

11.45 – 12.15                      One-to-two discussion

  • What are the opportunities in the African insurance sector?
  • What kind of insurance solutions are needed?
  • How can insurance contribute to driving global investment in Africa?

Private Equity

12.15 – 13.15                      Panel discussion

  • Is private equity a viable asset class to unlock investment capital?
  • Increasing depth, breadth and diversity of Africa’s pension funds
  • The role of governments: enabling a conducive environment for growth

Speakers

  • Stefan Nalletamby, Director – Financial Sector Development – African Development Bank*
  • Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda*
  • Dr. Waseem Khan, CIO Private Equity, Silk Invest*
  • Director Africa, Abraaj Group*
  • Ponmile Osibo, Research Analyst, African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)*

Moderator

  • Gail Bupe Mwamba, Managing Editor, Private Equity Capital*

13.15 – 14.30                      Networking lunch

Investment & risk-return management

14.30 – 15.30                      Panel discussion

  • Risks and constraints of investing in Africa: realities vs perceptions
  • Innovative solutions in risk-return management
  • Policy and legal frameworks: what can governments do to minimise investment risk?

Speakers

  • Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor, Bank of Uganda
  • Staci Warden, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, The Milken Institute
  • Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, Director-General, Nigeria Debt Management Office*
  • Dr. Samuel Ameyaw, Director, Debt Management Division, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana*
  • Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Global Managing Director & Chief Frontier Markets Analyst, DaMina Advisors
  • Keith Nichols, Managing Director for Africa, Thomson Reuters

Moderator

  • Tom Minney, Editor, African Growth Partners

15.30 – 15.45                      Closing Remarks

19.00                          Gala Dinner hosted by Standard Bank

*TBC

This programme is tentative.

Last update 30 March 2015

Sponsors

 Standard Bank_Blue on white

Standard Bank, also trading as Stanbic Bank, is a leading African financial services group with worldwide banking capabilities. As Africa’s largest banking group by assets and earnings we operate in 20 countries on the African continent and other key markets globally.

Over the years, our multi-platform services and products have evolved along with our clients’ need for increasingly sophisticated financial services. We combine our specialist product expertise; strong local capacity and global distribution reach to provide solutions that are highly relevant. As an emerging markets bank, we have specialist insight into financial systems at different levels of maturity and markets at different stages of development.

Having withstood periods of great volatility and change, and operated through different economic cycles, we understand the importance of responding to changing market conditions.  This equips us to help our clients to realise opportunities and manage their risks. We connect our clients to opportunities across Africa through our on-the-ground presence in Africa, our local insight and proven experience in emerging markets.

The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), the world’s biggest bank, is a 20.1% shareholder in Standard Bank, providing a powerful strategic relationship and access to the world’s fastest growing major economy. The relationship boosts our ability to facilitate and finance increasing trade flows between Africa, Asia and the rest of the world.

With the implementation of Basel III, the ability of banks to provide balance sheet funding is becoming more expensive. As a result, the ability to access funding from debt capital markets and securitisation is becoming increasingly important. Infrastructure development and improvement projects are a priority across Africa. In infrastructure project finance transactions, after initial bridge financing or retained cash flow, long-term funding solutions need to be in place. Capital markets are expected to drive most of these projects, with debt capital market or securitisation funding generally best placed to provide long term funding solutions.

With an extensive presence across Africa and experience in the sectors most relevant to its growth and development, Standard Bank provides versatile solutions to our clients. The debt primary markets team focuses on solutions across debt capital markets and securitisation. Our team draws on the expertise of product teams and sector specialists across the full capability of Standard Bank where necessary, to ensure our solutions are fit-for-purpose and appropriate to the needs of our clients.

Standard Bank has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. We have a network of more than 48 800 employees (including Liberty), working in more than 1 280 branches, with the skill and capacity to service the full spectrum of our clients’ diverse financial requirements. Our three main pillars of business are Personal and Business Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Wealth through Liberty Holdings Limited.

 thomsonreuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

 

 fmdq

FMDQ OTC PLC (FMDQ) is an organisation with the strategic intent of bringing about revolutionary changes and fostering the development of the Nigerian financial markets. Registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as an over-the-counter (OTC) market in 2012, and launched on to the Nigerian financial landscape in November 2013, FMDQ has dual responsibilities of a securities exchange and self-regulatory organisation (SRO) and brings together Nigeria’s fixed income and currency operations under a single market governance structure. With a vision of becoming No. 1 in Africa in the Fixed Income and Currency markets and a mission to empower the financial markets to be innovative and credible, in support of the Nigerian economy, FMDQ is positioned to drive global competitiveness by deepening its markets through product innovation and institutionalising robust market architecture. Whilst complementing other existing securities exchanges and providing world-class market governance for capital transfer, FMDQ’s primary focus is on the OTC markets – fixed income (money, treasury bills, and bonds), currencies and derivatives. Driven by its compelling value proposition – “GOLD” Agenda (Global Competitiveness, Operational Excellence, Liquidity and Diversity) for the transformation of the financial markets, FMDQ, as a change agent, began instituting requisite financial market infrastructure to drive transparency, governance, market oversight, credibility and market liquidity to power growth in the Nigerian financial markets with a view to protecting investor interests.

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