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2015 Symposium

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

Bradley George of Investec Asset Management in London will be delivering a keynote address at the HedgeNews Africa Symposium to be held on February 19, 2015 at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.

George has headed commodities and resources at IAM since 2006. He and his team manage commodities and resources assets of US$3.7 billion, including US$360 million in a global commodities and resources long/short hedge fund.

George has 18 years’ of industry experience, joining Investec eight years ago after spending seven years at Goldman Sachs where he worked as an executive director in the commodity division. Prior to this, he worked in the Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division on natural resources M&A transactions in both London and South Africa.

Bradley George and Bruce Harington
Bradley George and Bruce Harington

Given George’s extensive experience as a fund manager, and the critical role that commodities and resources play in both the South African and the broader global economies, his views and opinions are eagerly anticipated.

The Symposium is now in its sixth year, with a reputation for delivering high-quality content thanks to the top-level speakers it attracts each year.

Also participating at next year’s event is Bruce Harington, who is a senior analyst at Stenham Asset Management, the US$2 billion fund of hedge fund headquartered in London. Harington’s key focus is equity long/short strategies across the company’s range of funds, and he will be among other leading global investors to bring key insights into global hedge fund markets, from both investment and operational perspectives.

The Symposium is once again expected to be an important gathering place for South African managers, providing valuable time for the industry to discuss the transition to a new regulatory environment.

As always it will also attract leading managers and investors focused on the broader African markets, with the agenda including a range of topical panel discussions.

Symposium topics include:

South Africa’s move to a new regulatory environment
Hedge fund investors: how the model is evolving
Opportunities across the African landscape
Starting a hedge fund: the risks and rewards
Global manager views on challenges in the markets

Booking rates for 2015

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 events@hedgenewsafrica.com.

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.

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2014 Sponsors


PLATINUM PARTNERS:

Investec


DIAMOND PARTNER:

Rand 
Merchant Bank

GOLD PARTNERS:

ABSA
 
Deutsche Bank
 
Peregrine 
Securities

PARTNER:

Bloomberg

ENDORSED BY:

AIMA

MEDIA PARTNERS:

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

Accommodation

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.

COURTYARD FACING ROOMS:
R 2,750.00 per single room, per night
R 3,250.00 per double room, per night
MOUNTAIN FACING:
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:

Hotels:

Newlands Southern Sun Hotel (Newlands)
www.southernsun.com/hotels/newlands
Tel: 021-683 6562

City Lodge V&A (Waterfront)
www.citylodge.co.za/cl/htm
Tel: 021-419 9450

15 on Orange (Gardens)
www.africanpridehotels.com/15-on-orange-hotel
Tel: 021-430. 5302

Andros Boutique Hotel (Claremont)
www.andros.co.za
Tel: 021-797 9777

Medindi Manor Boutique Hotel (Rosebank / Rondebosch)
www.medindimanor.com
Tel: 021-686 3563

Upper East Side Hotel (Woodstock)
www.uppereastsidehotel.co.za
Tel: 021-404 0570

Guest Houses:

Riversong Guest House (Newlands)
www.riversongguesthouse.co.za
Tel: 021-683 8394

Fernwood Manor Boutique Guest House (Newlands)
www.fernwoodmanor.co.za
Tel: 021-674 4406

Highlands Country House (Kenilworth)
www.highlands.co.za
Tel: 021-797 8810

Palm House Luxury Guest House (Wynberg)
www.palmhouse.co.za
Tel: 021-761 5009

Bed & Breakfasts:

Westwinds Luxury B&B (Kenilworth)
www.westwinds.co.za
Tel: 021-762 4213

Chambery (Kenilworth)
www.cape- venues.co.za/chambery/
Tel: 021-797 9531