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.

The committee members are as follows:
Name:                                     Position:

Malizole Mdlekeza PAC Chair / Private Equity / Debt (chair of sub-committee)
Peru Govindasamy Secretary / Sub-committee: Infrastructure
Johan Human Infrastructure (chair of sub-committee)
Thandanani Mbhele Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Edwin Afitile  Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Mussa Mpelepele  Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Michael Tichareva Sub-committee: Infrastructure
Moeketsi Mokuoane Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Virgilio da Silva Sub-committee: Hedge funds
Witness Chani  Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Tatenda Chapinduka Hedge funds (chair of sub-committee); Infrastructure; Private equity / debt
Darryl Moodley  Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Chris Siriram  Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Ziyaad Bobat  Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Ricardo Smith  Sub-committee: Hedge funds
Thomas Suliali Sub-committee: Infrastructure
Tapiwa Mudima Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Itumeleng Molefe Sub-committee: Private equity / debt
Niel Fourie Council representative

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