Africa Pension Funds Network (APFN)
Pension funds and other institutional investors play an increasingly critical role in long-term finance and capital markets, through the mobilization and allocation of stable, long term savings to support investment. The different levels of development of pension systems in Africa provide a useful context for exchange of knowledge and expertise amongst industry participants across the continent, with some countries having well developed private pension systems and others only moving to funded pension schemes
It is in this context that the MFW4A Secretariat, with the support of leading pension industry participants from across Africa has decided to establish the Africa Pension Funds Network (APFN).
The Africa Pension Fund Network provides a platform for exchange of knowledge and expertise amongst industry participants across the continent. The network also facilitates cross-country collaboration through co-investments and peer-to-peer learning and provides a forum for engagement with other financial sector stakeholders at the Pan-African level.
- Developed a functional intranet platform to connect members, which allows for the identification of opportunities for collaboration, exchange of documents, ideas and discussions;
- Established an intranet based library with virtual knowledge resources, from within and outside the continent, including member generated content; and
- Supported publication Pension Funds and Private Equity - Unlocking Africa's Potential, available in the Knowledge Centre.
Current Membership includes:
South African Retirement Industry Association (BATSETA)
East and Central Africa Social Security Association (covering Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia)
Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria
Botswana Pensions Society
Namibia Pensions Society
Chair: Dave UDUANU, Pensions Alliance, Nigeria
Vice Chairs: Wanjiru KIRIMA, BATSETA South Africa
Margaret OSURE, East and Central Africa Social Security Association