Join our network

2016 Symposium

This year’s HedgeNews Africa Symposium offers a power-packed agenda, with addresses from leading industry players spanning both investor and manager perspectives at a critical time in the global markets.

Marcus Storr of FERI Trust, a prominent Europe-based global allocator, will focus on investors’ needs and requirements, while Dr Ayo Salami of Duet Asset Management in London will discuss the African opportunity set against a troubled global backdrop.

For the first time in its seven-year history, the Symposium programme also features a timely address from the South African regulator, to be delivered by Udesh Naicker, head of hedge funds at the Financial Services Board, which comes as the industry moves into a regulated environment. 

Marcus Storr
Marcus Storr
Ayo Salami
Ayo Salami

Former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan, who founded venture-capital firm Montegray Capital, will deliver a forward-looking analysis of how exponential changes in global technology might affect the asset management industry. Also part of the agenda is Niki Natarajan, of In Ink, a London-based hedge fund communications consultancy, who will focus on the vital communication channels between investors and fund managers.

Chairing the day’s agenda is experienced London-based hedge fund commentator Neil Wilson from Wilson Willis, who brings vital global perspectives to inform the local debate.

The Symposium also includes a range of topical panel sessions with leading international and domestic industry players, discussing pertinent topics that range from business and operational issues to strategies and investment choices and up-to-date regulatory developments.

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.

For accommodation at the Vineyard Hotel or alternative options, please click here.

The HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2016 programme has been approved by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. Members who attend will receive 8 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