The HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2014 will be held in Cape Town on February 20, 2014. Join more than 200 fund managers, investors and service providers to discuss important issues in this exciting space.
David Berman of New York-based hedge fund Durban Capital will be delivering a keynote address at the HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2014.
Berman specialises in consumer and retail sectors and has been in the headlines this year for his calls on the retail sector, covered extensively by CNBC. He will offer his insights on the global economy and, in particular, big consumer moves and what they mean for fund managers and investors, with a focus on the hedge fund industry.
Neil Wilson, former editorial director of HedgeFund Intelligence, will also be contributing to the programme. Wilson has had a long career as a financial journalist and hedge fund commentator, spending more than a decade at HFI where he forged close ties with many top managers and investors globally, giving him unique insights into the industry around the world.
The Symposium is now in its fifth year and has an established reputation for delivering high-quality content and attracting a top-tier audience of managers, investors and service providers, based both in South Africa and further afield.
Next year’s event is expected to prove to be no exception. Imminent changes under way on the regulatory front in South Africa will no doubt be an important topic of debate, in particular a new tax dispensation and incoming retail product structures.
As always, shifting economic landscapes and where alternative asset managers are seeing investment opportunities and risks will be an important focus of the day’s discussions. In addition, maintaining global best practice with regard to business and operational issues will also come under the spotlight.
The agenda will include topical panel sessions from a range of leading managers and investors, with a primary focus on South Africa and the broader African landscape.
Confirmed speakers include:
Bradley Anthony, Fairtree Capital
David Berman, Berman Capital
Mark de Klerk, Tages Capital Group
Robert Foster, Capital Exchange Partners
Albrecht Gantz, RisCura Analytics
Heather James, Federal Street Partners
Jamie Kent, Steyn Capital Management
Rone La Grange, KPMG
Yolanda le Roux, Investec Prime Services
Lynn Miller, Edge Capital
Erik Nel, Terebinth Capital
Philippa Owen, Tower Capital
Russell Shanglee, TriAlpha Investment Management
Andre Steyn, Steyn Capital Management
Melanie Stockigt, Tantalum Capital
Rashaad Tayob, Abax Investments
Elmien Wagenaar, THINK.CAPITAL
Neil Wilson, HedgeNews Africa
Jarred Winer, Westbrooke Capital Management
Symposium topics will include:
• Africa state of the markets: is the continent purely a beta bet?
• Investor viewpoints: hear from leading industry allocators
• Taking the retail route: strategies and pitfalls
• A new tax dispensation: what the industry needs to know
• South Africa: handling a shifting economic landscape
• Global manager views: quantitative easing and beyond
Standard booking rate $1,000 / R8,000
10% early-bird discount rate: $900 / R7,200 (valid before December 6, 2013)
15% discount for hedge fund managers / investors: $850 / R6,800
25% discount for named HedgeNews Africa subscriber: $750 / R6,000
*only one discount applies *ZAR rates are exclusive of VAT
If you are a not-for-profit hedge fund investor or pension fund trustee, you may be eligible for a free pass. Please contact Aiden Davis on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To download the Symposium booking form, please click here.
The HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2014 programme has been approved by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa.
Members who attend will receive 5.5 CPD (continuous professional development) points, which are required to develop and maintain their capabilities to perform competently within their professional environments.
“We loved the event and the location.”
- Simon Ruddick, Albourne Partners
“I enjoyed the cross section of speakers.”
- Gary Linford, HighWater Limited
“Great to see such a first-class function for the industry in South Africa.”
- Ken Kinsey-Quick, Blue Diamond Fund
“The HedgeNews Africa Symposium is a unique event, with the highest quality of speakers &
- Isabella Burke, Investec Prime Broking
“The annual HedgeNews Africa Symposium has established itself as a benchmark industry
over recent years. I have found great value in the interactions and insights shared by peers and investors. The event presents a high quality offering.”
- Steve Liptz: Director & Co-founder of 36ONE Asset Management
Rooms have been made available at The Vineyard Hotel and Spa to HedgeNews Africa symposium delegates for the evenings of 19 and 20 February 2014. Should you be interested in making use of this group booking, please complete the booking form and submit before the 4th of January 2014.
|COURTYARD FACING ROOMS:
R 2,195.00 per single room, per night
R 2,645.00 per double room, per night
R 2,595.00 per single room, per night
R 3,045.00 per double room, per night
|These rates are inclusive of Breakfast and 14% VAT.|
The following alternative accommodation options can be considered for HedgeNews Africa Symposium delegates:
Newlands Southern Sun Hotel (Newlands)
City Lodge V&A (Waterfront)
15 on Orange (Gardens)
Andros Boutique Hotel (Claremont)
Medindi Manor Boutique Hotel (Rosebank / Rondebosch)
Upper East Side Hotel (Woodstock)
Riversong Guest House (Newlands)
Fernwood Manor Boutique Guest House (Newlands)
Highlands Country House (Kenilworth)
Palm House Luxury Guest House (Wynberg)
Bed & Breakfasts:
Westwinds Luxury B&B (Kenilworth)