Thursday, January 23, 2020 /4:05 PM / United
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Kicking the year off on a high-note and as part of its strategic initiatives, the Investment Banking division of United Capital Plc, a leading pan-African investment banking group, is hosting a breakfast session titled 2020 Outlook: Decade of Alternative Investments.
The session which will hold on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Victoria Island has been designed to discuss 2020 and this decade's financial market outlook as well as the paradigm shift in investments subscribed to by the buyside investors (i.e. Pension Fund Administrators, Insurance Companies and Asset Management Firms).
The last decade witnessed the buyside participants invest largely in plain vanilla instruments offered by the market to yield positive returns. However, as the total asset value under management continues to grow, we believe that the buyside investors can deploy funds into alternative instruments that contribute to the sustainable economic development as well as yield higher returns. Such instruments include the Infrastructure Funds, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and others aimed at improving the state of infrastructure in the country and ultimately aid growth and development.
On the breakfast session, the company's Group CEO, Peter Ashade said "We believe that as industry leaders, it falls on us to create platforms where the industry can gather and have these crucial conversations on the next steps. It is also in line with our corporate strategy to embody fluidity that matches the changing times in our operations".
"We are definitely excited about the possibilities for alternative investments in our clime and look forward to playing a big role in it. While we are energized as an organization, it was also germain that we discuss with other players in the industry as such dialogues are beneficial to the industry across the board." He said.
The breakfast session is expected to be attended by the top echelons of the finance and investment banking community. It is to be headlined by Mr. Bismarck Rewane, Managing Director/CEO of Financial Derivatives Limited and a seasoned economist Mr. Wale Olusi, Head United Capital Research. It will also feature a panel session of seasoned industry experts such as Mr. Andrew S. Nevin, Chief Economist & Partner at PwC; Mr. Eguarekhide Longe, MD/CEO of AIICO Pension and immediate past chairman of PENOPs; Mr. Ken Etim, Managing Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo;, Mr. Abdulkadir Abbas, Director, Securities and Investment Services of the S.E.C and Mr. Babatunde Obaniyi, Managing Director United Capital Investment Banking.