The Alternatives Investments Forum brings you the best thought leadership focusing on alternative assets for attendees in the institutional and retail markets. In 2022 the event will be hosted in Sandton. 

There is no uniform definition of Alternative Investments or a definitive list of alternative assets. The four broadest categories include public equity (property via REITS, investing in the shares of infrastructure companies), public debt (property via commercial backed securities, infrastructure via railway bonds), private equity (core property and value add and greenfield infrastructure) and private debt (mezzanine loans, often unlisted and unrated). According to Sanlam Alternative Investments, there has been growth and acceleration into private markets over the past three years as pension and sovereign funds seek to exploit the opportunities of private assets in diversified portfolios.

Subjects that will be covered during the Alternative Investments Forum include – why alternative assets are going mainstream, new principles of effective portfolio construction, social impact investing and ESG factors, the future of hedge funds, risk and opportunities in private credit, private equity activity and arbitrage opportunities in Africa, real assets and accessibility to investors and impact investing in order to make a real difference. Short modules will be run on each day of the event.



  • Why alternative assets are going mainstream?

  • New principles of effective portfolio construction.

  • Social impact investing and ESG factors.

  • The future of hedge funds is bright. Or is it?

  • Risk and opportunities in private credit.

  • Private equity activity and arbitrage opportunities.

  • Real assets and accessibility to investors.

  • The benefits of using structured notes in asset and liability modelling.

Registration coming soon