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Event Info:

  • 24th October, 2019
  • 08:00 - 17:00
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 299
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Reasons to attend

  • Exclusive content and attendance
  • The only conference in the world focused in the back office of PE firms for the African continent
  • High level of debate, experience and information sharing, not to mention innovations for the sector
  • Speakers specialized in their fields
  • Subjects and sessions developed by great professionals using Market intelligence
  • Enlightening and well-structured presentations and panels
  • +90 top-tier decision makers, +50 companies represented, +15 speakers and panelists
  • Differentiated Format
  • +6hr of specific content and high level discussions
  • Environment 100% favorable for networking and business relationship development

Target Audience

  • COOs
  • CTOs
  • CFOs
  • CCOs
  • of Private Equity Funds
  • Asset Managers

Events Timeline

Timings Events
08:20 - 08:45
Reception & Registering
08:45 - 08:50
AGF Editor’s Opening Remarks
08:50 - 09:00
Chairman Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:20
The Evolution of Financial Services in Africa

Examine How Financial Services Have Been Developing in the Continent - What it was and How it is Evolving to be one of the Most Attractive Investment Places in the World.

It is essential to get to know more of the evolution of financial services in order to use every chance to develop better businesses and close exceptional deals.

09:20 - 10:00
Tax, Regulation & Compliance

Providing a Solid Foundation and Updates on the Current and New Regulation in order to Gain Investor Trust Through Regulatory Compliance.

Assess Current Fee Structure Models, Taxation of the fund and manager, and Report Trend.

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break & Networking Sponsored by SS&C Advent
2019 AGF Forum and Awards Grand Sponsor: SS&C Advent
10:30 - 11:10
Fund Structuring and Fund Domiciles

Assess the Latest Innovations in Fund Structuring, Permanent Capital Vehicles (PVCs), PEs and Fund Domicile Trends.

  • Offshore vs. Onshore
  • Closed-end PE funds
  • Is Luxembourg Really Becoming a Place to Set up Funds?
  • Are PCVs a better solution for Africa?
  • Private markets: What are the advantages of PCVs over?
11:10 - 12:20
Operational Risk Management & Fund Due Diligence

The Importance of Sound Operations and Solid Governance to Attract Capital: Develop Knowledge on Operational Transformation - Mitigating Operational Risks in order to Improve Efficiency, Reduce Operating Costs and Transform for Tomorrow.

It is important to have more applicable information on the evolvement of the due diligence process to address fund innovations, and on the necessary information for institutions as side letters, compliance certificates, risk transparency in order to become more efficient and reduce cost, time and energy.

  • The process of researching and hiring an investment manager
  • How is due diligence being performed on the administrators and vendors?
  • How is asset allocation determined and its impact on portfolio construction and manager selection?
  • Undisclosed information: how do you get it and verify it?
  • Existing tools to assist in due diligence of managers and funds
12:20 - 13:40
Lunch & Networking
13:40 - 14:50
Investor Relations Development & Investor Reporting

Improving Disclosure and Managing Transparency: Developing Corporate Governance in Order to Attract Greater Institutional Investment. And, Being on Top of the Key Trends and Changes in The Investor Relations Landscape.

The importance of investor relations is known, mainly to encourage greater portfolio investment. In addition, experimented tools will help overcome the whole governance and transparency process.

  • Realizing your Environmental, Social & Governmental (ESG) & Responsible Investment Capabilities
  • Embracing ESG to encourage greater institutional investment
  • Standards and requirements for: Quarterly reporting and Client file/documentation
  • Technology: Effectively incorporate tech into the investor reporting process
  • ILPA’s standardized best practices and reporting templates: What can be learned from them
  • Capital call and distribution notices (develop better)
14:50 - 15:50
Fintechs and Digital Transformations

Leveraging Technology for Funds and Investors to Operate More Efficiently and Cost-Effectively: Challenges Faced, Opportunities Taken and Solutions Found.

Technology is present in our lives in various ways nowadays, and it will only grow and develop better to make our tasks become easier and more efficiently done. It is not different when it comes to Finance. FinTech’s are popping everywhere! So, we ought to analyze them and check benefits and advantages that can be taken from them

  • Legacy platforms and processes restricting growth
  • Recent technological Innovations that are enhancing fund operations
  • The impact of technology on various operational functions of the fund
15:50 - 16:20
Coffee Break & Networking Sponsored by SS&C Advent
2019 AGF Forum and Awards Grand Sponsor: SS&C Advent
16:20 - 17:00
Be safe: Privacy, Data Security & Insurance

Effectively Maintaining Data, Identifying and Reporting New Cybersecurity Risks, and Managing Vendors in Order to Be Safe and Avoid Jeopardy.

  • Data protection guidelines and Incident response plan
  • The Benefits of Insurance: thoughts and strategies regarding insurance for you, your investors and vendors
  • Effective policies and procedures for cyber-risk management
  • Performing an IT and cybersecurity audit
  • Vendor management: how can you properly ensure your third-party providers aren’t putting you in jeopardy?
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