907931479_50958Africonomie Group has officially launched the Ghana Pensions and Sovereign Fund Investment Forum, an annual event which brings together high profile delegates in transatlantic locations to discuss pension, private equity and real estates as well as asset management.

The event will also afford delegates the opportunity to discuss contemporary investment, management and administration issues impacting on pensions and sovereign fund investments in Ghana.

The Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Adu Antwi, who officially launched the forum in Accra at a Media Breakfast meeting, noted that the forum will contribute to the efforts stakeholders are making to deepen Ghana?s financial market for economic growth and development.

According to Mr. Antwi government of Ghana had, in 2008 passed the National Pensions Act which introduced reforms into the country?s pension system and that there has been significant flow of pension fund into the capital market.

He mentioned that the accumulation of pension funds will have a significant impact on the development of the capital market in Ghana.

He also averred that it will be prudent for delegates who are attending the forum to consider discussions into valuable issues that impact on the management of pensions and sovereign fund as well as the growth of real estate and equity investment.

Mr. Antwi also enumerated that investment is the key to economic growth and development of a country, hence capital markets enhance effective financial intermediation, increases mobilization of savings, improve efficiency and volume of investments and aide economic growth.

?Whiles we seek to improve the demand side of the market through investor education, we must also seek ways to improve the supply side of the market. To enhance investment variety in our markets and create a competitive and liquid market, we should work towards expanding the investment vehicle in the country by creating more financial products on the market,? he said.

Mr. Martin Ofoiri of the Africonomie Group said the event was planned to enable them meet with special stakeholders to communicate the unique opportunities created by Africonomie.

He also noted that the event is as a result of the demand from international institutional investors to work with their indigenous patners.

He added that participating individuals and companies who will be attending the forum will not only be offered with corporate and brand exposure but will also be given access to exclusive engagement with investors and key players in the sovereign fund and asset management industry.

Africonomie is a boutique marketing and communications services business specialising in Africa and emerging markets investment funds and asset management industry.

It helps capital owners, sovereigns, corporates and investment managers establish contacts, communicate their corporate strategy to make informed and effective business decisions.

The forum is scheduled to take place on the 4th to 6th June 2014.

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