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Past meetings : Southern Africa Pension Fund Investment Forum

Details of all recent past meetings and speakers are set out below.  In addition, details of older past meetings are available on request from Meeting Responses. You can also download our Meeting History here.

Topic: B-BBEE Scorecard – Measurement and Integration into Pension Fund Portfolios

Date: 12 February 2020

Venue: Michaelangelo Hotel, Sandton, South Africa - Click here to view map


At this Seminar we discussed the very important issue of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Scorecards, Measurements and Practical Issues for their integration into pension fund manager selection processes.

We are also pleased to let you know that Azola Mayekiso, former Chief Executive Officer, Sanlam Investment Management joined the panel and addressed: B-BBEE Measurement and Integration.

Topic: Investing in Alternative Assets – The Potential to Deliver Alpha?

Date: 16 October 2019

Venue: Michaelangelo Hotel, Sandton, South Africa - Click here to view map


With ‘alpha’ elusive at times in traditional asset classes such as equities and bonds, what role can and should alternative assets play in portfolios today to deliver the robust risk adjusted returns pension funds need? What is the right allocation to alternative assets taking account of regulatory constraints such as Regulation 28? Is now the time to increase such investments either domestically and/or internationally in your portfolio?  What are the key risk and return drivers and where can you find the best opportunities?