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2016 Symposium

Marcus Storr of Feri Trust and Dr Ayo Salami of Duet Asset Management will be delivering keynote addresses as part of an exciting and busy agenda at the HedgeNews Africa Symposium, to be held on February 25, 2016 at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.

The 2016 Symposium comes at a particularly interesting juncture for the hedge fund industry and the investment markets, and is sure to generate much stimulating debate.

Marcus Storr
Marcus Storr
Ayo Salami
Ayo Salami

Now in its seventh year, the Symposium attracts top-level speakers and delegates who are leaders in their fields.

Storr is head of hedge funds at Feri, a prominent allocator on behalf of institutional investors, mainly in German-speaking Europe. Feri manages assets of €27 billion including €3 billion in alternative investments, of which €1 billion is invested into hedge funds (UCITS and offshore).

Storr joined FERI in 2005 and has more than 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He is responsible for portfolio management, manager selection and due diligence within the asset management department, as well as hedge fund operations.

He has worked previously at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in London and also at Robert Flemings, and holds a masters degree in finance/capital markets and international management/economics from Humboldt University Berlin.

Based in London, Salami is CIO for Duet Africa Liquid Strategies, part of the Duet Group, a global alternative asset management firm with more than US$5 billion under management. He has been involved in researching African financial markets since 1998, when he worked at Nomura International as the senior equity analyst covering Africa. He initiated Nomura’s coverage of the region and over the years has acquired substantial knowledge and experience on African economies and companies.

He is a chartered accountant, obtaining his PhD in Finance from Cass Business School and graduating from both the London School of Economics and Leeds University.

Symposium topics include:

•    What are investors looking for in 2016?
•    Finding opportunities across Africa
•    South Africa: new rules, new prospects
•    Marketing and investor relations
•    International investment opportunities
•    The global macro outlook
•    Operational issues and concerns
•    Plus more timely and topical content

Booking rates for 2016

Register by December 12 to receive our 10% early-bird discount.
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 2015 programme has been approved by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. Members who attend will receive 6 CPD (continuous professional development) points, which are required to develop and maintain their capabilities to perform competently within their professional environments.

2016 Sponsors




Merchant Bank


Deutsche Bank




Albourne Village
Savvy Investor Media

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

They get better and better every year and we thoroughly enjoyed the content and networking from the day

- Hamish James, 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