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The HedgeNews Africa Symposium and Awards (Cape Town) 22 Feb 2018

  • 22 February 2018 - 22 February 2018
  • Organiser: HedgeNews Africa
  • Cape Town, South Africa


Don’t miss the next HedgeNews Africa Symposium, scheduled for February 22nd, 2018 at the Vineyard Hotel Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa.

The one-day conference is the premium event for anyone interested in meeting managers and investors focused on Africa. Besides key international speakers, the Symposium will also include a line-up of leading South African hedge fund managers and investors, showcasing the talents at work in the markets and helping industry players take stock and chart the way forward in volatile times.

The Symposium, now in its ninth year, delivers high-quality content thanks to the top-level speakers and delegates it attracts.


Christina McGuire - Elephant Asset Management
McGuire is the founder and portfolio manager of Elephant Asset Management, an investment firm that focuses on publicly listed small-/mid-cap companies in emerging Asia and Africa. She previously co-founded Aperios Partners in 2011, where she was the CIO, deploying a similar investment strategy and substantially outperforming the emerging markets index.

Prior to founding Aperios, McGuire was a portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management specialising in international small-/mid-cap companies and China A-shares. In 2008 she took over GSAM’s international small-/mid-cap funds as a co-portfolio manager.

A CFA charterholder, she has an MBA from Harvard Business School, starting her career in the medical profession, with doctorates in both medicine and psychiatry.

David Yarrow - wildlife photographer
London-based Yarrow was founder and portfolio manager of Clareville Capital, which he started in 2005 after eight years working as an institutional stockbroker in UK equities, both in London and New York. He then chose to revisit his earlier passion for photography, achieving global success as a wildlife photographer, and bringing his creative flair and interesting life experience to the upcoming Symposium.

Symposium topics include:

  • Working smart: how tech is changing hedge funds
  • Maintaining operational excellence
  • The hedge fund value proposition
  • Transition and succession – making it work
  • Different strategies and what they offer
  • Fostering new talent in complex times
  • Attracting assets: the industry’s ultimate test
  • Tapping into emerging Africa
  • Activist investing: making a difference
  • The advantage of alternatives
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