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2015 Symposium

The sixth annual HedgeNews Africa Symposium is provisionally scheduled for February 19, 2015, in Cape Town.

The HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2014 was held in Cape Town on February 20, 2014. For full coverage see our April print edition or click here.

The Symposium 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.

Programme details will be posted in the coming months. To suggest a speaker or topic for next year’s event please contact

Booking rates for 2015

Standard booking rate $1,000 / R8,000
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

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 6.5 CPD (continuous professional development) points, which are required to develop and maintain their capabilities to perform competently within their professional environments.

>> 2014 Symposium Topics

>> 2013 Symposium Topics

>> 2012 Symposium Topics

2014 Sponsors




Merchant Bank


Deutsche Bank






Albourne Village

Attendee feedback

“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 conference is truly an exciting event not to be missed by industry players. I am already looking forward to the next conference event next year”.

- Yolanda le Roux, Investec Prime Services

“The annual HedgeNews Africa Symposium has established itself as a benchmark industry event
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 18th and 19th February 2015. Should you be interested in making use of this group booking, please complete the booking form and submit before the 3rd of January 2015.

R 2,750.00 per single room, per night
R 3,250.00 per double room, per night
R 3,550.00 per single room, per night
R 4,045.00 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)
Tel: 021-683 6562

City Lodge V&A (Waterfront)
Tel: 021-419 9450

15 on Orange (Gardens)
Tel: 021-430. 5302

Andros Boutique Hotel (Claremont)
Tel: 021-797 9777

Medindi Manor Boutique Hotel (Rosebank / Rondebosch)
Tel: 021-686 3563

Upper East Side Hotel (Woodstock)
Tel: 021-404 0570

Guest Houses:

Riversong Guest House (Newlands)
Tel: 021-683 8394

Fernwood Manor Boutique Guest House (Newlands)
Tel: 021-674 4406

Highlands Country House (Kenilworth)
Tel: 021-797 8810

Palm House Luxury Guest House (Wynberg)
Tel: 021-761 5009

Bed & Breakfasts:

Westwinds Luxury B&B (Kenilworth)
Tel: 021-762 4213

Chambery (Kenilworth)
Tel: 021-797 9531