Pensions News

Ivory Coast: a supplementary pension scheme for civil servants


 | Source: Financial Afrik

The Ivorian government announced on April 4 the establishment of a supplementary funded pension plan for the benefit of civil servants and agents of the State.

Zimbabwe: Insurance Firms Invest $800m in Prescribed Assets


 | Source: Financial Gazette; All Africa

The insurance and pensions industry has invested nearly $1 billion in prescribed assets in the last six years, as they sought to comply with the country's legislation on portfolio investments.

Uganda: NSSF Moves to Tap Into Informal Sector


 | Source: The Monitor; All Africa

The Ugandan national pension fund (NSSF) has launched a Voluntary Membership Plan to allow workers not under the mandatory scheme, especially the informal economic agents, to save for their retirement.

Kenya: Pension Funds See Low Returns in Limited Cross-Border Investment


 | Source: Daily Nation; All Africa

Pension schemes are finding it difficult to make cross-border investments due to political interference.

MFW4A Hosts Roundtable on Local Investors and Long-term Finance in Africa


MFW4A Secretariat and the Africa Pension Funds Network hosted a Roundtable on the theme “Local Investors and Long Term Finance in Africa: Developing the Buy Side”.

Kenya: Pension schemes get go ahead to invest in derivatives


Pension schemes can now invest in all exchange traded derivatives and Reits.

Private Equity narrows Africa’s infrastructure gap


Private Equity investment in infrastructure has been growing over the past decade.

South Africa's pension fund invests in affordable housing


It is hoping to reduce South Africa's significant housing shortage.

East Africa: Regional insurance association targets the informal sector


It wants to dispel the common view that insurance only covers employees in formal employment.

African securities exchanges discuss plans for unique index


This could boost new listings on African markets.

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