The purpose of the Alternative Investments Forum is to expand the reach of the actuarial profession into the realm of the “alternative investment” practice areas. The specific asset classes currently covered under this definition of alternative investments include (but in future not necessarily limited to): hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and government projects. The committee aims to do the above by:

  • Creating awareness amongst the profession’s members
  • Developing appropriate professional guidance to aid members practising in these areas
  • Education – keeping the Actuarial Society’s formal education syllabus up to date – to include and cover issues pertaining to alternative investments.
  • Communication – to communicate and increase the awareness of alternative investments within the actuarial community and to the broader general investment market.
  • Research – Creating platforms to allow research on alternative investments to be undertaken, which will benefit the actuarial community as well as the broader investment market and its participants.
  • External partnerships – creating and strengthening relationships with independent external organizations relating to alternative investments, including the regulator.
Committee Member Role
Peru Govindasamy Forum Chair
Palesa Mochele Secretary
Johan Human Infrastructure Sub-committee Chair
Tatenda Chapinduka Hedge Funds Sub-committee Chair
Malizole Mdlekeza Private Equity / Debt Sub-committee Chair
Michael Tichareva
Witness Chani
Darryl Moodley
Thomas Suliali
Namir Waisberg
Peter Walters
Edwin Afitile
Robert Baker
Melosi Baloyi
Musa Malwandla
Thandanani Mbhele
Moeketsi Mokuoane
Musa Mpelepele
Chandani Natha
Niraj Rijhumal
Rajiv Singh
Christo Geyer
Chris Siriram
Chris Van Rensburg

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