Putting African Capital to Work: Domestic Institutional Capital for Africa’s Development Agenda​


This event will convene Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), institutional investors, including pension funds, insurers, sovereign wealth funds and other asset owners, asset managers, regulators, and industry practitioners to discuss opportunities to mobilise domestic institutional capital for Africa’s priorities.

The proposed roundtable will achieve the following key objectives: 

  • Disseminate the findings of a feasibility assessment of a proposed local currency solution for MDB portfolio transfer. The proposed solution enhances the efficiency of MDB capital and deepens domestic capital markets by providing African institutional investors with a new asset class. The discussion is particularly relevant for ongoing MDB capital adequacy reforms.
  • Create awareness of the Pan African Fund Managers’ Association (PAFMA), a membership association that convenes fund managers across Africa on matters of common interest, including investments.