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Ocorian AMEA to co-host International Investment Forum in South Africa

25 Feb 2019

Ocorian AMEA is party to an International Investment Forum taking place in South Africa at the end of February 2019. With two events scheduled respectively in Johannesburg on the 27th and in Cape Town on the 28th February, the Investment Forum is a joint initiative of Ocorian's AMEA team, IP Global, JLL and Julius Bar.

With a focus on real estate investment and private wealth, the event is expected to attract property developers, asset managers, fund managers, wealth managers, private bankers and high net worth individuals. The aim is to highlight the range of offerings from the various institutions represented that are specifically adapted to the needs of the South African investor.

The speakers lined up for the forum are:

From Ocorian: Richard Arlove, Regional CEO, AMEA and Grant Barbour, Regional Head – Private Client

From IP Global: George Radford, Head of Africa and Mark Ferguson, Director IP Investment Management

From Julius Baer: Reg Calmeyer, Director

From JLL: Thomas Mundy, Head Advisory, Sub-Saharan Africa

Richard Arlove is to address the audience on the merits of the Mauritius financial centre as a hub for conducting Africa-focused business. On his part, Grant Barbour will highlight the Private Client expertise of Ocorian most relevant to the South African high-net-worth market segment.

The other discussion points on the agenda range from: the global real estate outlook (IP Global) to private equity real estate (IP Investment Management); and from the global real estate cycle (JLL) to Swiss private banking (Julius Baer).

Talking ahead of the event, Alan Witherden, Ocorian Business Development Director for Southern Africa said:

We are most happy to be hosting this event alongside world-renowned real estate, investment and private banking professionals as we seek to present the South African high-net-worth market segment with proven solutions to their diverse investment and wealth protection needs. This initiative is also coming at the right time, considering the interest of the market to invest cross-border and diversify their asset portfolio”.

On his part, Richard Arlove, added:

We see in this joint initiative an important move to bring value to the market in combining our expertise with that of our business partners. As a business structuring specialist, with a long-standing experience in cross-border business, we can help South African investments develop on the continent. We also have a full skills set that addresses the wealth preservation needs of our private clients”.

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