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THE GROWING INFLUENCE OF ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

The Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) will hold a three-day Workshop on Alternative Investments (with some Focus on Crypto-currencies and Forex Online Trading). The workshop will be held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) from May 22nd to 24th, 2018. The Objectives of the Workshop is to expose participants to the increasingly growing significance of Alternative Investments in the region’s financial markets and to discuss emerging and contemporary financial issues. It will bring together various market players within the financial services industry including but not limited to: • Financial Market Regulators • Market Operators such the securities exchanges and central depositories • Stockbrokers and investment banks, • Corporate and trustee departments of commercial banks, • Forex Online traders, • Custodians, • Fund managers, • Private equity practitioners, • Trainers and financial educationists, • Money managers • Sacco’sand Microfinance Investment Managers, • Insurers, • Retirement Benefit Managers, • Corporations, including state owned enterprises and County Governments, with Treasury Departments, • Financial and Investment Consultants, etc. Facilitators and participants will have opportunity to explore what roles alternative investments can play in the enhancement of investment return and risk management. This being one of the first such workshop in the region, participants will also be exposed to the wide choice that the regional markets provides outside the established investment asset classes and how it is possible to optimize investment risk and return outcomes for the benefit of investors and investment managers. Among the alternative investments to be discussed by the experts include some of the controversial financial instruments such as crypto-currencies and Fx Online trading that seem to have taken the market by storm at times to the discomfort of financial regulators and apprehension by sections of investors. To book please email membershipservices@icifa.co.ke or call +254 726498698

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