Alternative Learning

Alternative Learning is a learning solutions platform for asset owners, investment funds and asset management industry across Africa. We partner with regulators, policymakers, asset owners, asset allocators, asset managers and select industry stakeholders to enhance short, medium and long-term knowledge and skills through face-to-face, online and offline platforms.

Our programmes are practitioner informed and led and informed. They are specifically designed to address some of the key challenges facing long-term investors with a strong appetite to invest and build an alternative asset portfolio in Africa.

Our unique approach to executive learning is industry–driven and tailored to the imminent needs of professionals active in Africa's Africa's rapidly growing, risky, and relatively non-transparent alternatives markets. We leverage the expertise of practitioners and business schools to deliver customized programmes that address your leadership and management needs.

To find out how you can demonstrate thought-leadership and educate your market place through programme sponsorship and corporate partnership, contact us at enquiries@africanalternative.com, or +44(0) 208 870 6620.

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NIGERIA  | KENYA  | GHANA | BOTSWANA | NAMIBIA| ZAMBIA

Impact Investing For Pensions Funds and Insurers

A practical practitioner-led programme designed to unlock pensions and insurance assets for impact investing across the continent. The programme achieves this by leveraging the expertise of sustainable and impact practitioners to amp-up the capacity and capability of asset owners to develop impact investment policy statement and implement impact portfolios.


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08 - 11 MAY 2019 | LONDON, UK

Africa Credit Risk Management Intensive (ACRI)

Over 90 percent of bank losses in Africa can be directly linked to ineffective credit risk management framework. And the persistence rise in Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) indicates a failure to make the most of the learning and skills support programmes available to credit risk executives. As well as failure of credit risk systems to focus on bank’s risk–return strategy ...

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TBA | TBA

Infrastructure Debt Strategies for Pension funds and Insurers

Infrastructure debt solutions can offer pension funds and insurance companies long-dated, stable, cashflow-driven returns. However, as long–term investors in Asia, Europe and the U.S continue to increase their exposure to infrastructure debt; African asset owners are struggling to effectively engage with this asset class. This immersion will leverage vetted infrastructure.

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TBA 2019 | LUSAKA, ZAMBIA

Risk Management Solutions for Commodity Trade Financing

Themed Implementing Catalysts for Impact and Financial Returns, the forum will enable critical and thought-provoking discussions on how the public and private sector can work together to successfully navigate investment opportunities across Africa. And will serve as a conduit for investment funds and managers that are investing or thinking of investing in Africa.

07 MAY 2019 | LONDON, UK

Analysing and Managing Investment Performance and Risk

Infrastructure debt solutions can offer pension funds and insurance companies long-dated, stable, cashflow-driven returns. However, African asset owners continue to struggle to effectively engage with this asset class. This immersion will leverage case study projects to explore emerging structures, enhancements and solutions crowding in long-term institutional capital into Africa infrastructure and real assets.