Registered delegates click here for Symposium Digital Series

The 13th annual HedgeNews Africa Symposium is scheduled for March 9, 2022 in Cape Town, and we are excited to be returning to in-person programming and networking.

The event will be hosted in conjunction with leading industry players, and will adhere to strict Covid protocols, in line with prevailing venue and government restrictions.

We are excited to confirm that Lee Robinson of Altana Wealth and Kevin Gundle of Aurum Funds will both be in keynote conversation at the event, providing insights across a range of important topics, from prevailing market opportunities (from crypto to climate) and where the hedge fund industry is positioned in the global asset management arena.

In addition, David Berman from Durban Capital, will be returning as a keynote speaker. Berman focuses primarily on the US consumer, and many of our audience will recall his great calls a few years ago to buy Amazon and Apple.

As always, the Symposium agenda will feature topical keynote sessions and interactive panel discussions, and we will be working with top fund managers, investors and service providers to craft an agenda that educates, interrogates and inspires.

The agenda will be accredited with CPD points for attendees. The event will retain a hybrid element, and programming will be made available for online viewing, as in 2021.

In a year of ongoing change for global economies, prominent speakers and panellists will focus on key issues affecting alternative asset managers and their investors.

Industry players can look forward to day of important debate and discussion, as well as a premium networking opportunity.

Symposium topics will include:

  • The macro picture: implications for managers and investors
  • Playing the Pan Africa story
  • Different hedge fund strategies and what they offer
  • Risk and reward in South African equities
  • Risk and reward in South African fixed income
  • How private debt is bringing change
  • From crypto to carbon and commodities – accessing new ideas

The 12th annual HedgeNews Africa Symposium took place in three-part digital series on March 11, 18 and 25.

 The CPD-accredited content will remain on the site for 12 months to March 2022 for registered delegates to work through it in their own time.

Booking Rates

• Standard booking rate: $590/R8,800 – access to post-event podcasts 50% off this rate
• 15% discount for hedge fund managers and investors $500/R7,480
• 25% discount for HedgeNews Africa subscribers $440/R6,600

Only one discount applies
*ZAR rates are exclusive of VAT
**Applicable to standard booking rate only

Not-for-profit hedge fund investors, pension fund trustees and financial advisers are eligible for discounted rates. Please email for information.

Download the Symposium booking form here, or alternatively, you can email your booking query to

For accommodation at the Vineyard Hotel or alternative options, please click here.

The HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2022 programme has been approved by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa. Members who attend will receive 6.5 CPD Hours, which are required to develop and maintain their capabilities to perform competently in their professional environments.


HedgeNews Africa Symposium 2022 FINAL AGENDA – March 9, 2022

– in-person at the Vineyard Hotel, hybrid element continues

07h00-08h00 – registration and coffee

08h15-08h30 – welcome and introduction

08h30-09h15 PANEL DISCUSSION: Where in the world? Global market opportunities

09h15-09h45 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION:  From carbon to crypto – and everything in between. Lee Robinson, Altana Wealth

09h45 -10h30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  The state of the US consumer. David Berman, Durban Capital

10h30-11h00 TEA

11h00-11h45 PANEL DISCUSSION: South African equities – Many expect the South African equities market to continue moving higher in 2022, despite global market exuberance and domestic economic woes. What do equity hedge funds have to offer in this environment?

11h45-12h30 PANEL DISCUSSION: The crypto conversation

12h30-13h00 KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: The importance of ESG with impact. Kevin Gundle, Aurum Funds

13h00-14h00 Lunch in Exhibition Room

13h15-14h00 – Lunch Workshop – Absa Fund-Linked Solutions

14h00-14h45 PANEL DISCUSSION: South African fixed incomeThe domestic bond market still looks attractive to many, despite the country’s economic challenges as well as rising inflation and interest rates. Where do fixed income managers see opportunity, and can they protect against policy-induced volatility?

14h45-15h15 MASTERCLASS: BlackRock Master Class – Trends in private markets

15h15-16h00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Private debt is coming of age: what investors need to know.

16h00-16h45 PANEL DISCUSSION: The investor conversation – South African investors have been notably slow to invest in alternative assets, in particular hedge funds. How can hedge funds help to solve their asset allocation problems, and complement investments in less liquid alternatives?

16h45 -17h00 Closing remarks

This programme is provisional and subject to change at the organiser’s discretion




  • Jim Barry, BlackRock Alternative Investors
  • David Berman, Durban Capital
  • Chris Becker, Investec
  • Andre Breedt, Capital Fund Management
  • Carl Combrinck, Chrysalis Capital
  • Kobus Esterhuysen, Peresec
  • Mark Everitt, BlackRock Alternative Investors
  • Emlyn Flint, Peresec
  • Kevin Gundle, Aurum Fund Management
  • Wilhelm Hertzog, Rozendal Partners
  • Kasief Isaacs, Mergence
  • Jacobus Lacock, Fairtree
  • Yonela Makwetu, AIP Capital Management
  • Ndabezinhle Mkhize, EPPF
  • Niki Natarajan, In Ink (London)
  • Vuyolwethu Nogantshi, Absa
  • Busi Ngqondoyi, Old Mutual Multi Managers
  • Rory Ord, 27four Investment Managers
  • Philippa Owen, GraySwan
  • Dr Ebrahim Patel, RMB
  • Claire Rentzke, Sukha & Associates
  • Adam Reeves, Absa
  • Will Ridge, Investec
  • Lee Robinson, Altana Wealth
  • Johan Roos, Oakhaven Capital
  • Kim Silberman, RMB
  • Matthew Thomson, Peregrine Capital
  • Lebo Thubisi, Alexander Forbes
  • Hannes van den Berg, Ninety One
  • Sollie van der Linde, Matrix Fund Managers
  • Neil Wilson, Wilson Willis Management
  • Shane Watkins, All Weather Capital
  • Murray Winckler, Laurium Capital
  • Heiko van Wyngaarden, Optis Investment Management

Who Attends?

The Symposium attracts the top hedge fund managers, investors and service providers focusing on the African region.

Our programme is created by an editorial team who track the industry year round, giving us the edge in creating a topical and timely agenda that covers the real issues in the market.

We facilitate executive-level discussions with company decision-makers on our impressive speaker list, contributing via panel sessions and keynote speeches.

The one-day forum is held in a closed-door environment with no other media present, allowing participants the freedom to engage in in-depth discussions as well as interactive Q&A sessions.

For a full list of companies that attended the 2017 HedgeNews Africa Symposium, please email

Sponsors and Exhibits

The HedgeNews Africa Symposium offers an important opportunity for sponsors to showcase their products and services before a high-level audience.

We partner with top-tier industry players who are dedicated to building their brand at the highest levels while interacting with their target audience in a productive and informative environment.

The Symposium offers a premier sponsorship opportunity for:

• Prime brokers
• Investment banks
• Brokerage firms
• Accounting firms
• Lawyers
• Administrators
• Fund companies

If you are looking to enter the exciting African market or if your company offers access to untapped opportunities on the continent or the more developed South African space, you should consider partnering with us.

To discuss partnering with us further or if you would like to receive our marketing pack with more details, please contact Lindsay Mitchell.
T: +27 21 8500585

Contact Us

Tel: +27 (0) 43 748 1283 / 6476
Fax: +27 (0) 86 549 6914

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Q.  You have several discounts on offer. Can I have more than one discount applied to my booking?
Only one discount can be applied per booking.

Q.  Is the Symposium for one day only?
Yes it is.

Q.  Can I share my ticket with a colleague?
If you would like to share your ticket with a colleague you must apply in writing to us via email. A decision will be made at our discretion.

Q.  Do I have to fill in a booking form or can I register over the telephone or by email?
We must receive a completed booking form.

Q.  Does a ticket to the Symposium include a dinner seat at the HedgeNews Africa Awards Dinner?
No, a ticket to the Symposium does not include attendance at the HedgeNews Africa Awards. These tickets are sold separately.

Q.  Is the HedgeNews Africa Awards Dinner always on the same day of the Symposium?
Yes. It is hosted in the evening.

Q.  Can I pay for my booking by credit card?
Yes. You can pay by credit card. We will send you an email with the details of how to proceed.

Q.  Can I cancel my booking and get a refund?
Tickets are non-refundable and may be transferred only at the organiser’s discretion. Please note a ticket to the Symposium does not include attendance at the HedgeNews Africa Awards.

Q.  Can I have a delegate list?
It is our policy not to release delegate lists. However, you can view a list of companies that attended the Symposium last year here.

Q.  Can I claim CPD credits for this event?
Yes, you can. The Symposium programme is approved by the Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI).

Attendee Feedback

“We loved the event and the location.” – Simon Ruddick, Albourne Partners

“I enjoyed the cross section of speakers.” – Gary Linford, HighWater Limited

“They get better and better every year and we thoroughly enjoyed the content and networking from the day” – Hamish James, Investec Prime Services

“The annual HedgeNews Africa Symposium has established itself as a benchmark industry event over recent years. I have  found great value in the interactions and insights shared by peers and  investors. The event presents a high quality offering.” – Steve Liptz: Director & Co-founder of 36ONE Asset  Management