Leveraging African Pension Funds for Housing Finance Webinar Series

Feb 22, 2018 | Global (online)

African Pension Funds and Housing: Opportunities and Challenges

Register now for Webinar 1 – African Pension Funds and Housing: Opportunities and Challenges

22 February, 2018 | 1:00pm Abidjan (GMT), 3:00pm Johannesburg, 10:00am, Washington DC (EST)

Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) and the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) is hosting a series of webinars on “Leveraging African Pension for Housing Finance”. The first of the three-part series will provide an overview of the pension industry in key African markets in terms of assets under management (AuM), regulation and investment portfolios with a focus on housing. The following questions will be addressed and discussed:

  • Under what conditions and how much of the AuM can be allocated to housing? What does the regulation allow in your market?
  • What has been the experience of African pension funds in terms of investments in the affordable housing sector?
  • What opportunities and risks do trustees and managers of pension funds see in investing in the affordable housing sector?

Register Now

Registration is free but limited, so please register early. This session is the first of a three-part webinar series that will explore the potential of mobilizing domestic pension assets for housing finance in Africa. The goal is to strengthen the relationships between the pension funds community and the housing sector by providing a platform where they can interact and learn from each other’s needs and constraints.

Speaker Details for Webinar 1

Dr Alfred Shem Ouma, Chief Manager, Research and Strategy, Retirement Benefits Authority, Kenya
Ms Bopelokgale Soko, Director, Retirement Funds, Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority, Botswana
Mrs Akosua Nelson-Cofie, Portfolio Manager, Social Security and National Insurance Trust, Ghana
Mr Dave Uduanu, Managing Director, Sigma Pensions Nigeria and Chair, Africa Pension Funds Network

David Ashiagbor
, Partnership Coordinator, Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A)

Upcoming webinars:

Webinar 2: Affordable Housing Finance in Africa – Opportunities and Challenges
This webinar will provide market insight and industry knowledge on the affordable housing market as well as opportunities for pension funds to finance this asset from a housing financier’s perspective.

Webinar 3: Leveraging Pension Assets for Affordable Housing in Africa
The final webinar will build on the first two to explore the opportunities to leverage pension assets for affordable housing.