Guest Contributor | Oct 9, 2018 | 0
Pension Fund Investment Forum nears
Minister of Finance, Hon. Sara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila, will address and officially open the 2nd Annual Namibia Pension Funds Investment Forum ( NamPFIF) on 12-13 November at the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek.
MNCapital Group, an international investment advisory and institutional business development firm in association with the Retirement Funds Institute of Namibia (RFIN) confirmed that this year’s annual forum meeting will see a high-profile delegation in attendance.
Amongst the confirmed attendees is Industry Regulator, Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (Namfisa) Chief Executive Officer, Philip Shiimi. The country’s largest Pension Fund, GIPF’s Chief Executive Officer, David Nuyoma and former CEO Elias Masilela of the Public Investment Corporation, a South African quasi-public investment entity with over US$150 billion of assets under management, among other dignitaries.
Managing Director of MNCapital Group Michael Ndinisa, said, “We are really excited about the prospects of this forum, bearing in mind that we will have professionals from not only Namibia but from other southern African countries. This 2nd Annual Forum has been designed with a deliberate inclination towards the discussion of the formulation of pragmatic solutions, challenges and the alignment Investment structures, regulations and practices with current global expectations and competitiveness.”
The 2nd Annual Namibia Pension Funds Investment Forum is designed to provide pension funds, their fund managers and the general investment management industry with access to industry-led insights, and analysis of best practices in fund management, sustainable investment strategies and governance.
Participants will access alternative asset classes for pensions and retirement funds; particularly private equity with focus on emerging non-traditional asset classes and portfolio allocation strategies Other institutions that have confirmed their participation are Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Bank of Namibia Provident Fund, Nam-Mic Holdings, Retirement Fund for Local Authorities and Utility Services in Namibia and United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI).