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March 2017
1 (Wed) Private Equity Africa 7th Annual Review & Outlook Seminar at Thomson Reuters HQ in Canary Wharf, London. The meeting “Generating Alpha in Uncertainty” features top speakers identifying 2017 trends in Africa, including emerging credit funds, private equity deal pricing and activity. Speakers include: Leon Saunders Calvert (Thomson Reuters), Gail Mwamba (Private Equity Africa), David Cowan (Citi), Nigel Wellings (Clifford Chance), Runa Alam (Development Partners International), Marlon Chigwende (Arkana Partners), David Damiba (Helios Investment Partners), Mark Jennings (Investec Asset Management), Suleiman Kiggundu (CDC) and Matteo Stefanel (Apis Partners). There will also be the launch of the first Thomas Reuters Private Equity Africa Annual Review of Africa’s private equity industry including mergers & acquisitions, fund-raising and deals and a ranking of which houses are making the most deals in Africa. I’m very honoured to be invited to host an evening of great insights and networking. For more information check the website.

15-16 (Tue-Thu) Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa 2017 held at Intecontinental Resort, Balaclava, Mauritius. This conference brings together the leaders of Africa’s pension funds and institutional investors, policymakers, regulators, capital-markets, private equity and other stakeholders. Discussions will focus on maximizing Africa’s pension fund and institutional investor opportunity. Organized by AME Trade. For more details, see the conference website.
12th annual World Exchange Congress

29-30 (Wed-Thur) 12th annual World Exchange Congress at Corinthia Hotel, Budapest, Hungary. This is the world’s biggest congress for securities exchanges, bringing together over 200 delegates representing the strategic leaders of the exchange and finance communities to explore the challenges and opportunities of an ever-changing sector. The theme: “New customers, new revenues, new partnerships” will be covered by CEO panels and roundtables over 2 days. Confirmed speakers include: Steven Maijoor (Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority), Nader Azar (CEO, Amman Stock Exchange; Chairman, Arab Federation of Exchanges), Fadi Khalaf (Secretary General, Arab Federation of Exchanges), Robert Ansari (Executive Director & Head of the Middle East, MSCI), Richard Vegh (CEO, Budapest Stock Exchange), Sunil Benimadhu (Chief Executive, The Stock Exchange of Mauritius), Muammer Cakir (Advisor – Derivatives Markets, London Stock Exchange Group). To find out more visit 10% discount for AfricanCapitalMarketsNews readers, enter discount code “MSRF” at checkout.

April 2017

May 2017

3-5 (Wed-Fri) global investors come to London for African Financial Services Investment Conference (AFSIC), held at Park Plaza Riverbank hotel. It is a top chance to meet the best of African banks, insurance, microfinance, leasing, stockbrokers and financial services companies. Speakers include World Bank, private equity, multilaterals and development finance institutions, top international and African bankers. For more, see website