The 5th Annual Africa Pensions & Retirement Funds Conference 2024:

Empowering Change: Shaping the Future of African Pensions and Retirement Funds


Join us as we embark on a transformative journey, arming you with the tools and insights to streamline your investment strategies. It’s about reducing time-to-market for innovative investments, embracing technological advancements for a competitive edge, and bolstering your data management capabilities for smarter decision-making. We’re here to boost operational efficiency and elevate performance to new heights.

Conference Themes

Our summit is your gateway to a new era in pension and retirement funds. We are here to empower trustees, fund managers, insurers, regulators, and all stakeholders with cutting-edge solutions to revolutionize your approach. We are not just talking about change; we are leading the way.

Unveiling the Challenges:

Dive into the pivotal issues shaping the African pension and retirement industry, and discover strategies to conquer them.

The Two-Pot Revolution:

Uncover the advantages of the Two-Pot retirement system and how it’s redefining the pension landscape.

Pensions Dashboards:

Explore the game-changing development of pensions dashboards and their potential impact on the industry.

Mastering Asset Allocation:

Navigate the complex world of
asset allocation in the face of rising inflation, geopolitical instability, and environmental concerns.

Africa's Pioneering Role:

Understand why African pension funds are emerging as the driving force in infrastructure finance, reshaping economies.

Adapting to Inflation:

Learn to reorient your asset allocation strategies in an inflation-driven world for sustainable growth.

The 60/40 Portfolio Dilemma:

Assess the viability of 60/40
stock/bond portfolios in today’s dynamic investment landscape.

Changing Risk Dynamics:

Explore how risks and rewards are evolving for plan sponsors, participants, and government regulators.

Effective Risk Management:

Discover how to navigate the current environment and bolster your risk management practices.

In-house or Outsourced?:

Delve into the efficiency and cost optimization considerations when deciding between insourcing and outsourcing.

Performance Pressures:

Gain insights into the growing emphasis on performance for trustees and how to thrive under this new paradigm.

Evaluating Your Trustee Board:

Learn how to assess the effectiveness of your pension and retirement funds’ trustee board.

Our Speaker Line-Up

Timothy Mukoba

Systech Limited

Lihle Khoza


Geraldine Fowler

President - IRFA

Salum Awadh

SSC Capital

Samiha Ali

Sazali Consultancy

Ziyad Bundhun

AFG Capital Ltd

Wayne Hiller Van Rensburg


Richard Firth

MIP Holldings

Semoli Mokhanoi

Mergence Investment Managers

Yugen Pillay

SusTrainability Development Global

Nancy Andrews

Discovery Invest & Discovery Employee Benefits

Prof. Dana Muir

University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Dr. Marcel Jeucken

Systech Limited

Kim Robinson

Renaissance Strategic Solutions

Jerry Moriarty


Issaka Ibrahim

Metropolitan Pension Trust Ghana

Amanda Khoza

Vice President - IRFA

Adv. Thuleleni Mbhansa

Momentum Corporate (Legal Services)

Tiaan Bazuin

Namibian Stock Exchange

This Year's Destination: Zanzibar

Located about 22 miles (35km) off the east coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar is an archipelago consisting of the main island of Unguja (commonly known as Zanzibar), Pemba Island, famous for its deep-sea fishing, and about 50 smaller surrounding islands and coral reefs.

Also known as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar evokes images of an exotic paradise with white palm-fringed beaches and turquoise coves, dreamy dhows with billowing white sails, and ancient Islamic ruins.

The Conference Agenda:

The African pension and retirement funds industry is navigating through a transformative era marked by demographic shifts, economic volatility, and a pressing need for sustainable investment practices. Confronting the challenges and harnessing the opportunities within this landscape is pivotal for securing the financial futures of the continent’s aging population. This essay outlines the key themes of an influential conference designed to address these pressing issues.

The primary objective of the conference is to equip a diverse audience of industry experts, government officials, and fund managers with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of the pension and retirement funds landscape. By providing a platform for knowledge exchange, the conference aims to crystallize a vision for the future that is both resilient and responsive to the needs of African societies.