The inaugural Financial Markets Indaba offers attendees thought leadership, powerful networks and robust debates through focused conversations and dynamic panel discussions.
This conference convenes up to 300 attendees and over 50 influential speakers and panelists from various backgrounds.
At the end of the sessions we hope to have achieved two goals. First, we expect the best ideas elevated and profiled. Secondly, we believe the union of thought leaders, professionals and government will inspire financial market reforms key to economic growth.
Our conviction “ideas inspiring a future” is the motivation behind this conference.
CEOs and Financial Executives International Investors Investment Brokers Investment and Money Managers Insurers and Pension Funds Investment Advisory firms Government Entrepreneurs Law firms Regulatory bodies (SEC and Central Bank)
Over 50 talented experts speaking and sitting on panels sharing ideas, experiences and best practices.
Opportunity to connect and network with over 300 key decision makers, senior executives, managers and professionals from in and out of Zimbabwe.
Become a part of a group that is shaping the development agenda and solutions for Zimbabwean Financial Markets.
Platform to share world changing ideas with the opportunity to reach out to partners, collaborators and clients.
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|1 May – 31May||After 1 June|
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Meikles Hotel Corner of 3rd Street & Jason Moyo Avenue Harare, Zimbabwe www.meikles.com; Tel: +263 470 7721/9
Deregulation of Financial markets in the 90’s led to unprecedented innovation. Unfortunately it gave way to a vulnerable system that led to the collapse of many banks and asset managers. To make the sector safe we have tightened the system at the risk of stifling innovation. The Reserve Bank and Securities Exchange Commission take time to walk us through the subject of regulation and investor protection. Key questions are: Are investors safe on our markets? Do we still provide a competitive market that attracts talent and innovators?
At a time when most institutional funds are recording negative returns, what changes in asset selection and allocation strategies should investors consider? What constraints are institutional investors facing in identifying and allocating funds in assets that provide healthy returns? This panel including local and international experts discusses global and local trends with respect to opportunities and risks in Zimbabwe. They also explore how institutional investor needs (liquidity, growth and income) can be best achieved in the current environment.
Weak valuations on the ZSE market have been a boon for scouters of buyout bargains – domestic private equity has been active in this regard. A number of transactions were closed in the last 18months. But private equity still constitutes a tiny allocation in institutional investor funds. Our panel of local and international private equity luminaries, financiers and advisors discusses the imperatives for the sector’s development and maturity. With reference to recent case studies they also identify winning strategies in this asset class.
In two years ending December 2015, the industrial index lost 56% and the Mining index 74%. Have we hit the bottom as yet? Our talented panel explores what is driving losses? They debate whether fundamentals are to blame? We also ask the panel to provide their outlook in this asset class? We close this panel by asking what regulatory/institutional/structural changes are needed to position the equities market as a fair source of capital and provider of liquidity.
High literacy rates; High unemployment levels and a vibrant informal sector can be viewed as perfect ingredients for entrepreneurship development. Yet, the next Unicorns are not in view. Experts blame an under-developed Venture Capital industry. This diverse panel including Start ups, Investors and VCs discusses the state of start-ups in Zimbabwe and the role that VCs need to play. The panel also identifies steps that can be taken to foster development of a robust venture capital industry; and discuss what winning ideas look like and what it takes to be funded as a start-up? Other key issues to be discussed include actions that need to be taken to make venture capital an attractive asset class for institutional investors.
“Infrastructure deficit has been identified as a drag to the economy of Zimbabwe. Relative to other asset classes, infrastructure is seen as the most defensive asset class, yet institutional investor allocations are still less than 5%. This panel convenes notable infrastructure investors on the continent, advisors and pension funds. These experts discuss funding strategies for Zimbabwe and steps that can be taken to enhance infrastructure investing.”
Constrained liquidity in the credit markets has spurred fixed income securities in the last two years. Coupon rates are still steep yet appetite by borrowers is reasonably high. With local rates moving into single digits, fixed income is poised to remain popular with institutional investors – but the market is not where it should be. What can be done to enhance tradeability and acceptability of bonds? Importantly what should we do to broaden the investor base? Should we borrow any ideas from Kenya and South Africa that now enable retail investors to trade bonds for as low as $20 a piece?
ZAMCO set up to clean up non performing assets in the banking sector has reported some early successes. The second phase of the program that seeks to involve the public and private markets presents both treasures and junk. This panel including ZAMCO, advisory firms and investors will shed more light on what it takes to identify repairable assets and succeed in this asset class. With the help of recent case studies participants will be able to reveal winning strategies
Constrained liquidity in the credit markets has spurred fixed income securities in the last two years. Coupon rates are still steep yet appetite by borrowers is reasonably high. With local rates moving into single digits, fixed income is poised to remain popular with institutional investors – but the market is not where it should be. What can be done to enhance tradability and acceptability of bonds? Importantly what should we do to broaden the investor base? Should we borrow any ideas from Kenya and South Africa that now enable retail investors to trade bonds for as low as $20 a piece?