WEBINAR: Volatility in African securities: Evaluating risk and understanding the opportunities


Investing in Africa's capital markets during COVID-19 and beyond

Webinar 1 of 4 | Volatility in African securities: Evaluating risk and understanding the opportunities

We are pleased to invite you to join a four-part webinar series focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on institutional participants in Africa’s capital markets. Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Allan Gray, this series, which begins in October, will be a virtual edition of the ninth African Financial Markets Initiative/AfDB Annual Workshop.

Launched in 2008 by the AfDB, the African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) aims to promote the development of Africa’s local currency bond markets.

As a participant in the workshop, you can look forward to discussions examining the impact of the current economic and health crisis, and opportunities that are emerging. You can also get your questions answered in live Q&A sessions that will follow after each slot.

Series overview

  • Part 1: Join the UN Economic Commission for Africa and Allan Gray as we discuss past and current crises in relation to volatility in African securities, evaluating risk and understanding the opportunities. This event will be moderated by David Ashiagbor from the AfDB.
  • Part 2: The African Securities Exchanges Association, African Development Bank and Allan Gray will discuss African sovereign and corporate listed bonds. This event will be moderated by Jamil Toyo from Allan Gray.
  • Part 3: African institutional investors will share their experiences in managing assets and liabilities. The panellists represent the Government Institutions Pension Fund of Namibia, the World Bank’s Reserves Advisory and Management Program, Allan Gray and the AfDB African Domestic Bond Fund/Mauritius Commercial Bank. This event will be moderated by Arnold Derek Bagubwagye from the Bank of Uganda.
  • Part 4: The series will conclude with a discussion by the MasterCard Foundation and AfDB on COVID-19 and the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa and the AfDB’s Africa Digital Finance Inclusion Facility.

To register for part 1 of the series, please click on the button below. 


Topic: Webinar 1 of 4 – Volatility in African securities: Evaluating risk and understanding the opportunities

Time: Oct 27, 2020 02:00 PM in Johannesburg


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David Ashiagbor

David is a senior consultant in the Financial Sector Development department at the AfDB. He was head of the Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership Secretariat at the AfDB between 2015 and July 2020. David is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Imperial College, London.

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Bartholomew Armah

Bartholomew is the director a.i. of the Macroeconomics and Governance Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. He holds a Doctor’s degree in Development Economics from the University of Notre Dame and has served as a tenured professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Tapologo Motshubi

Tapologo is the head of Allan Gray’s businesses outside South Africa and portfolio manager of Allan Gray Botswana. He is a graduate of the universities of Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal, a Chartered Accountant (SA) and a CFA® charterholder. Tapologo is also a Fellow Certified Public Accountant.

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