Last month, on October 24, we hosted two premier events in Johannesburg, South Africa - the first Africa PE Fund Operations Forum and the fourth Africa Service Providers Awards. Both events were well attended with a host of lively and informative speakers taking part during the day. Over 160 people attended and we were really pleased with this turn-out and the opportunity to give a total of 36 awards.
We also take this opportunity to thank our sponsors!
We hope that everyone enjoyed their time and we look forward to seeing you all at next years events! As to the winners, check out on pp.10-19 on who won this year’s prestigious Awards.
In this special issue of Africa Global Funds, some of our winners share their success stories and thought pieces. Ben Goderski of SS&C Advent, writes about fund operations and its importance for private equity firms on p.5.
Jon Hugill and Hein Gericke of Maitland share their thoughts and experience on Robotic process automation in hedge fund administration on p.8.
We also hear from IQ-EQ, which won Africa Global Funds award for second year following continued regional growth and focus. Read on to learn more on p.9.
Finally, we speak with Adam Bateman of Standard Bank Investor Services, who tells us about Standard Bank’s custody business, blockchain technology and the Bank’s future plans on pp. 6-7.