Impact Investing has typically been biased towards liquid asset classes such as equities and bonds. However, the rising attractiveness of alternative asset classes for long-term asset owners and the increasing need to make positive social and environmental without compromising financial performance has brought sustainable investing, particularly, Impact Investing to prominence in the alternative asset management industry.

However, alternative investors looking to allocate to impact investment opportunities still have a limited range of products and portfolio solutions to meet their needs. As well as lack of a more consistent way of defining, measuring and reporting on impact outcomes.

Themed maximising risk-adjusted returns and impact, Investing Impact Capital In Africa Alternatives brings together asset owners, asset consultants, fund managers and industry stakeholders to examine how to get the best risk-adjusted returns and diversification from alternatives and private markets investments in Africa while achieving measurable impact.

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Identify and build consensus on effective ways of measuring impact outcomes such that it makes sense for asset owners

The creation of products that should safely and sustainably meet the specific risk appetite of long-term capital owners

Amp-up the capacity/capability of trustees & investment team to safely invest in sustainable opportunities

Put the spotlight on inspiring impact entrepreneurs, providers of impact capital and managers of impact capital delivering returns and impact


Maximising Risk-adjusted Returns And Impact

Enhance your ability to navigate emerging sustainable investment thematics and disruptive forces facing long-term alternative asset owners and their managers in Africa. As well as emerging trends and strategies for pursuing better outcomes - for the end investors, the industry and society.

ESG and Impact Investing is now among the top two items on the agenda of alternative asset managers


agenda topics

The Immersion convenes professionals committed to helping their clients deploy their capital for sustainable impact and will focus discussions on strategies that use non-traditional methods to gain exposure to traditional assets and vehicles that invest in non-traditional assets such as — Infrastructure Debt & Equity, Private Equity, Permanent Capital & Venture Capital, Private & Alternative Credit, Institutional Real Estate, Agriculture & Farmland, Mutual & Exchange Traded Funds and Collectables — Art, wine etc.

The Speakers


Obie Mckenzie, Vice Chairman, Cordiant Capital


Ade Adefeko, Vice President, OLAM Nigeria

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Eric Osiakwan, Managing Partner, Chanzo Capital

Charles Asubonten, CEO, Capital Hill Ventures, LLC


Ikenna Emehelu, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP


Liubym Gerasymenko, CFO,

Symbion Power Services US


Donna Sims Wilson, President, Smith Graham&Co


Ayo O. Ayodele, VP, Alliance Bernstein Private Wealth

The Impact


Personal Impact

Be part of the most comprehensive programme that puts the spotlight on sustainable (ESG and Impact Investing) investing in Africa private markets and alternative assets classes. Uniquely tailored to the Africa context, the programme combines the practical expertise of a practitioner-led speakers line-up with professionals insight of guest speakers with extensive experience of investing across the continent.


Organisational Impact

Position your organisation to take advantage of emerging sustainable investment opportunities across Africa. Through networking and by showcasing the capacity to create and implement investment vehicles and assets that should safely and sustainably scale-up impact capital in Africa.

Impact your organisation’s growth by gaining deep knowledge of the how to deliver impact without compromising returns'.

Be Part of It


Thought Leadership

A unique platform for pioneers and organisations that have shown leadership in institutional (pensions and insurers) investing to showcase content and thought leadership through corporate partnership. With a key focus on dynamic portfolio management, alternative asset investing - infrastructure, private equity and emerging strategies to position Africa pension funds for growth in a highly competitive market and changing demographics.


Engage Tailored Audience

This immersion attracts practitioners and organisations at the forefront of sustainable (ESG, Impact Investing & Exclusion) investing. And presents a cost-effective brand communication platform dedicated to your corporate needs. Sponsoring partners can leverage speaking and highly sharable content to engage with their target audience before, during and after the programmes.


Go Beyond Networking

Take your networking and exchanges further with on-site or pre-arranged one-to-one meetings. Sponsoring partners are able to schedule private meetings with like-minded participants. Meetings are pre-arranged based on interests and availability.

Who Attends


Target Audience

The Immersion is designed for senior management with the remit for strategic oversight of managing and keeping track investment strategy and portfolio performance.

Subject to approval a limited complimentary places are available to CIO, CFO, Heads of Sustainable and Responsible Investment from pension funds, insurers, SWFs and Development Financial Institutions.

A limited number of paying places are available to senior executives from Private Equity Funds, Asset Managers, Fund of Funds, Lawyers, Investment Consultants and advisors.

Target Audience






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Past Immersions

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