Africa Symposium, November 2013
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The 3rd annual National Asset-Liability Management Africa symposium took place on 27th-28th November 2012 in Johannesburg, providing thought leadership on reserve management, risk and investment strategies and national wealth management.
A snapshot of the 2012 Africa symposium
Keynote speech -
Anne-Marie Gulde, Deputy Director for Africa at the International Monetary Fund addressed the macro-economic effects of the global debt crisis on Africa and how central banks in the region can react to ensure their country's financial stability.
In depth case studies -
Reserve Managers, Heads of Risk Management, Heads of Treasury, Heads of Financial Markets and Leading Economists discussed a varied programme including; diversifying asset allocations; reserve currencies; alternative risk management techniques; macro-economics; safe-havens; a fixed-income perspective and more...
Expert panel discussions -
Interactive panel discussions designed with the audience in mind - a great opportunity to get answers to your questions. Panels included; "Standing alone: Africa's great escape"; "Movements in the African domestic debt market" and "Identifying the key risks for balance sheet management"
View the 2012 agenda here
(click on the '2012 programme' tab on the left hand navigation panel)
Previous 2012 symposium speakers included
Chairman - Iain Thomson, former Open Market Operations Manager, Bank of England; former Director of Foreign Exchange, Central Bank of Swaziland
Keynote - Anne-Marie Gulde, Deputy Director, Africa, International Monetary Fund
Mzi Njamela, Deputy Head: Financial Markets Department, South African Reserve Bank
Steve Opata, Foreign Reserves Risk Management, Treasury Department, Bank of Ghana
Sandeep Jain, Chief Treasury Officer, Capital Markets Division, African Development Bank
Kombe Soteli, International Reserves Management manager, Bank of Zambia
Rabah Arezki, Economist, IMF Institute, International Monetary Fund
Russell Silberston, Head of Developed Market Rates and Currency, Investec
Gary Smith, Head of central banks, supranational institutions and sovereign wealth funds, BNP Paribas
Ulrik J Walther, CFA, Senior Vice President, Head of EMEA Sovereign Business, Pyramis Global Advisor