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4th Annual African Cup of Investment Management Conference - August 29-30, 2013 - Cape Town, South Africa
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  Lead Sponsor(s)
Sanlam Investment Management With some R300bn under management, Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) is one of SA's largest single manager asset management companies and offers a diverse range of investment products, namely conventional and traditional collective investments, life-pooled products and segregated portfolios for third-party institutional and retail clients as well as the Sanlam Group. It is the investment heart of Sanlam Investments - the operational cluster that oversees Sanlam's 14 entrepreneurial investment businesses. SIM's diverse range of investment products are managed by eight multi-specialist investment teams who manage the following capabilities: Equities, Fixed Interest, Balanced funds, Absolute Return, Liability-Driven, our quantitative investment business, sim.smartcore, SIM Unconstrained Capital Partners and SIM Gen-X, our hedge fund offering. Thus when you invest with us you get access to a business that consciously fosters flexibility, a sense of ownership and independence in its investment teams, while also taking full advantage of all the benefits of being a large investment player and part of a broader, international financial services group. SIM invests according to a pragmatic value investment philosophy. We believe that markets are inefficient and, as a result, we can add value relative to the general market by identifying mispriced assets, determining their fair value and investing based on whether they are over- or undervalued according our analysis. By investing in this way, we are confident we will be able to deliver superior investment results relative to our peers consistently over time. SIM's size and resultant influence gives us a number of advantages. The investment team is also able to draw from a strong team of about 20 research analysts who have access to a number of proprietary analytical systems that give them the edge in making investment decisions. A single research platform also ensures a rich cross-pollination of ideas across the entire investment business - and the ability to leverage those ideas in different investment realms. Also, SIM has large positions in companies and credit issues and this allows us to engage with company management in unlocking value where we believe it exists and we can also influence the terms of a credit issue, such as debt covenants, type of instrument and maturity date. As part of a broader financial services group, SIM investment teams also benefit from their access to Sanlam and Sanlam Investments' significant operational infrastructure, including risk management, finance and compliance functions and distribution capability. Ultimately all of this assures us ready access to companies, government, parastatals and other industry bodies.
  Gold Sponsor(s)
Ashburton Investments, FirstRand’s newly established investment management business, is an Africa-based new generation investment manager. With assets under management of over R100 billion, Ashburton Investments provides retail and institutional global investors with traditional and alternative South African, African and Asian corridor investments, from its product providers Ashburton and Rand Merchant Bank.


FactSet helps the world's best investment professionals outperform. For more than 30 years, financial professionals have relied on FactSet's streamlined solutions and unmatched client support to get their jobs done, better. FactSet's global datasets, comprehensive data feeds, and powerful analytics let users stay ahead of market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance of their equity and fixed income portfolios in the office or on the go. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, FactSet conducts operations with over 5,000 employees in 28 global office locations, including Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, London and Frankfurt. Learn more at, and follow us on Twitter:

Old Mutual Investment Group is one of Africas largest asset management groups, with R484 billion in assets under management as at 31 December 2012. Via our suite of specialist investment boutiques, we offer institutional and individual investors access to a comprehensive range of investments across all asset classes and investment styles. Our investment professionals invest alongside our clients, this vested interest underscores our strong conviction in our abilities and commitment to delivering on our client promise. Our investment teams are backed by risk, legal and compliance experts who ensure that we comply with the highest standards of governance at all times.

Our global reach via our UK-listed parent company Old Mutual plc, which operates on five continents across both emerging and developed markets, provides access to international investment expertise and global best practice. This includes the application of the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investing (UN PRI), to which Old Mutual plc became signatory in 2012. OMIGSA is committed to applying these principles in our investment practices, as detailed in the OMIGSA Responsible Investment Guidelines.

We see that the sustainability imperative is reshaping the competitive landscape across many sectors and believe that incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into our investment and ownership decisions supports the pursuit of superior risk-adjusted returns for our clients. Old Mutual Investment Group is also one of South Africas largest and most experienced investors in social and environmental infrastructure which is vital for a socially equitable, ecologically stable and economically vibrant future. Our funds invest in much-needed affordable housing, low-fee schools, inner-city and student housing, low carbon energy projects, agriculture, roads, railways and airports, all while providing attractive commercial returns for our clients.

A strong and dynamic transformation agenda ensures the socioeconomic advancement of previously disadvantaged individuals, in line with the requirements of the South African governments Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment policies. We have achieved a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) rating of level 2 (on a scale of level 8 to level 1, with level 1 being the highest possible rating).

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), a division of FirstRand Bank Limited, is a leading African investment bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. We offer innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions. As the investment banking arm of FirstRand Bank Limited, RMB has a deal footprint across 35 African countries and offices in Namibia, Botswana, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya. RMB also operates in the UK, India, China, and the Middle East. RMB provides a diverse range of non-traditional investment solutions to meet the needs of private investors and institutions.
  Silver Sponsor(s)
Absa Capital is the investment banking division of Absa Bank Ltd. As an affiliate of Barclays Capital (the investment banking division of Barclays PLC, which acquired a controlling stake in the Absa Group Limited in 2005), Absa Capital is in the enviable position of being one of the few investment firms in the country able to leverage an extensive global network to provide a full suite of financing, investment and advisory solutions. Our approach is supported by products and services, access to world-class technology and product expertise as well as an enviable balance sheet through Absa Bank Ltd and Barclays PLC. Our intimate knowledge of local market dynamics ensures that our solutions are appropriate and competitive within sub-Saharan Africa.

FUTUREGROWTH - Enriching Lives Futuregrowth is a specialist investment company, managing fixed income related investment strategies in a way that sustainably enriches the lives of all. Employing one of the largest and most experienced teams of investment professionals in the fixed income space allows us to manage the full range of fixed income products, and maximise our competitive advantage in the unlisted debt market. Managing around R110 billion of assets, this team has developed the requisite specialist skills, particularly credit analysis, to extract value and manage the risks and rewards that accompany these assets. Futuregrowth is dedicated to the development and empowerment of South Africa and its people, with many of ourr investment offerings geared towards making a meaningful difference to our world. With this in mind the company continually strives to identify opportunities that will enrich the lives of our people through delivering economic and social returns that really matter.

Investment Solutions provides asset-management services to individuals and institutions. These services include building tailored portfolio solutions, multimanager products, investment administration and investment advice.

Investment Solutions is independent of all asset managers, has a clear investment philosophy and a sound investment process implemented by a team of 140 people.

The companys value proposition is:
  • to provide investment expertise and services to institutional and private investors
  • to strive to achieve superior returns for all investors
  • to deliver service excellence
Investment Solutions has a wide range of portfolios designed to meet the varying needs of individual and institutional investors. The company is not only innovative in its approach to investment management but also in the way the investors best interests are considered. Products and services are underpinned by the companys multi-manager proposition, which ensures investment portfolios provide a less volatile return stream with improved long-term returns.

For more information on Investment Solutions, visit the company website:


McGregor BFA is South Africa's leading provider of financial data feeds and analysis tools. We cover JSE and global share prices as well as company information, including annual reports, financial statements and more. Our database and track record stretch back over 40 years.

We have been known as the highest-quality data provider in the local market since we launched our data feeds in 2000, and delivered our first fully web-based solution in 2002. In 2011 McGregor BFA launched Expert, a ground-breaking solution that combines unparalleled depth of content, analytical functional, integration and global access.

In 2012 McGregor BFA launched Touch, the first tablet based application of its kind. Touch puts all the economic, financial markets and political information you need to navigate the African continent at your fingertips, integrating market data with insights and award-winning economic and political research.

We will continue to use our technological edge to open new markets in Africa and create the best tools for our investment community.
  Cocktail Reception Sponsor
FactSet helps the world's best investment professionals outperform. For more than 30 years, financial professionals have relied on FactSet's streamlined solutions and unmatched client support to get their jobs done, better. FactSet's global datasets, comprehensive data feeds, and powerful analytics let users stay ahead of market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance of their equity and fixed income portfolios in the office or on the go. Headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, FactSet conducts operations with over 5,000 employees in 28 global office locations, including Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong, London and Frankfurt. Learn more at, and follow us on Twitter:
  Association Supporter(s)
CFA South Africa promotes ethical and professional standards within the investment industry, encourages professional development through the CFA Programme, and facilitates the open exchange of information and opinions. Administered by CFA Institute, the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Programme is a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and examination programme for investment specialists Established in 1962, the CFA Programme sets the global standard for investment knowledge, standards, and ethics. Earning the credential can serve as a passport to entry or advancement within the investment profession around the world. The designation tells clients, employers, and colleagues that the charterholder has mastered a rigorous curriculum covering a broad range of investment topics and that he or she is committed to the highest ethical standards in the profession Our society encourages its members to earn the CFA Charter and supports candidates by sponsoring CFA exam study groups and other programmes. Many of our members hold the esteemed CFA designation.

The IAS is a Society which represents the investment professionals in the region. These investment professionals include: analysts; asset managers; stockbrokers; fund administrators; financial market traders; and portfolio managers. The Society has about 1800 members and has been in existence for over 40 years.

The IAS looks to maintain standard and set codes of conduct for persons who are employed full time or earn their living in the financial markets. Accordingly, it maintains close relationships with similar organisations which represent financial analysts and professionals around the world, as well as with local professional bodies and market regulators.

During the course of the 2012 calendar year, some 250 presentations were made to the Societys members by JSE listed companies on their financial results and prospects.

Africa Sustainable Investment Forum (AfricaSIF). AfricaSIF is building a pan-African not-for-profit network of investment practitioners promoting sustainable development in Africa by attracting sustainable investment in public, private and philanthropy sectors across asset classes, countries and stakeholders at

The main objectives of the Association are to:
  • Promote the venture capital and private equity profession in Southern Africa
  • Represent the profession at the national and international level
  • Develop and stimulate professional and transactional venture capital and private equity investments throughout Southern Africa
  • Stimulate the expansion of venture capital and private equity throughout Southern Africa
  • Collect information from markets and from members
  • Circulate information to members and the outside world
  • Stimulate and maintain contacts within the membership
  • Contribute to the management development of investors and investees
  • Provide the relevant authorities with proposals for improvement in the corporate, fiscal and legal environment for venture capital and private equity in Southern Africa
  • Maintain ethical and professional standards
  Media Partner(s)
Acquisition International is a monthly magazine brought to you by AI Global Media Ltd, a publishing house that has reinvigorated corporate finance news and reporting. As an editorially driven magazine, its topical news articles make it a highly enjoyable read, and this readability ensures that advertisers will benefit greatly from their investment.

AI works alongside leading industry analysts to ensure we publish the most up to date figures and analysis. Through our regular features including the Deal Diary, the Deal Guru, Lead Mandate and our regional, sector and specialist reviews, we thoroughly research and publish todays corporate finance news in cooperation with the leading professionals in the industry. is an online information website about Africa, business, renewable energy, travel, science. provides useful information for those looking to promote their products and services in the emerging markets of Africa. Free Newsletter, Classified Advertisements, Markets Reports, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs in Africa... and more... Advertise your products on and start building your business in the market of tomorrow - Africa!

Africa investor (Ai) is an Investment Banking oriented Advisory Firm, which also supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of international investors with interests in Africa. Africa investor Group provides transaction advisory services, strategic research, investment indices and investment communication services, to support its clients investment programmes in Africa. Through its sister organization, Africa Investor Capital (Ai Capital) acts as a principal investor in strategic assets on the continent.

Blue Chip is first and foremost a journal aimed at informing and empowering South African professionals involved in wealth management. It is directed by a professional editorial board to ensure that articles of high quality from experts are both informative and educational to those working in the financial services industry and its related fields. The journal is distributed directly to wealth and asset managers, financial directors and CEOs of top companies, including those listed on the JSE, selected high net worth individuals and to MBA students, who represent the cream of the next generation of the country’s business leaders. Go to: Blue Chip Online

COVER is a month B to B news and information service to the South African and African financial services community. COVER provides all stakeholders in the financial services industry the opportunity to show case their corporate profile, products and services and promote their brand in a high-quality, widely-respected publication. Please
feel free to contact our offices for further information and tailor-made opportunities in brand building. Visit, follow us on Twitter @covertony.

Frontier Market Network brings together investors currently looking to invest in Africa with African projects seeking investments. The network can also help with building new trade links into Africa if you are seeking partnerships with established business.
Complimentary Frontier membership allows you to:
  • Define which investment opportunities you are interested in
  • Connect with partners and investors
  • Post your own projects and opportunities to generate new business leads
  • Have your opportunity optimised and promoted across all relevant online and social channels by our team of marketing experts
  • Learn more about the new markets of your interest with in-depth analysis articles and reports
To learn more about Frontier, please visit our site.


Every week, Hedge Fund Alert delivers hard-to-get news you won't read anywhere else about important events in the alternative-investment community. The newsletter's coverage takes a forward-looking approach, routinely alerting subscribers to upcoming developments that can change the hedge-fund business.

Hedge Fund SA serves as a portal into the South African hedge fund and fund of funds industry. We support potential investors, hedge fund managers, service providers of hedge funds and interested students by gathering information on the industry that serves to assist in setting up local hedge fund products and education.

HedgeNews Africa is the most timely, accurate and independent source of information covering the South African hedge fund industry and the alternative investment space in Africa. We reach a targeted audience of hedge fund managers, fund of funds, institutional and individual investors and other industry players, based both in the region and internationally. We publish a monthly online intelligence newsletter for qualified subscribers. It includes breaking news and monthly performance on South African and African funds. We publish the HedgeNews Africa Quarterly, a print journal on hedge funds and other alternative assets in the African region, which includes fund profiles, investor interviews and indepth feature articles. We host the HedgeNews Africa Symposium and Awards, held annually in Cape Town each February, providing a forum for industry players to share their insights and to recognise the outstanding achievements of industry players.

Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. OBG offers comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance. OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.


ReConnect Africa is a unique online careers and business website and monthly magazine for African professionals in the Diaspora and around the world. ReConnect Africa features articles and interviews on careers, development and business in Africa as well as information on relocation to Africa, top companies and recruitment agencies for Africa. It offers an ideal platform to advertise job vacancies, products and services to a targeted professional African market in Europe, across Africa and around the world. Call us to discuss how we can help with your marketing or recruitment needs: + 44 (0) 20 8200 2373 or via

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