Investing in Africa

Do you currently have investments in Africa?
What percentage of your portfolio is allocated to African assets? (select one)
What approach would you take to investing in Africa?

PPI Members:

At the urging of PPI board members, Theresa Whitmarsh, executive director, Washington State Investment Board, and Bob Maynard, CIO, Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho, PPI, through our Infrastructure Working Group (IWG) initiative, has partnered with Africa investor (Ai), a Pan-African platform for African institutional investors to examine the opportunities and obstacles associated with foreign investment into Africa, most notably in infrastructure.

The IWG seeks to address the lack of coordination between the asset owners seeking to invest and  the myriad institutions that are active in the infrastructure investment marketplace. Further, we wish to  provide our members and the pension-sovereign fund investor community at-large with a deeper understanding of the tools in place to address the need for investment. This partnership’s focus on Africa is an important connection point for our holistic approach to the global infrastructure investment landscape.

PPI often partners with institutions  whose work aligns with our mission to help asset owners and managers understand, learn and gain perspective from one another on geopolitical, economic and financial matters that affect the investment environment and opportunities for its members. To learn more about Ai and their African Pension and Sovereign Wealth Fund Infrastructure Co-Investment Platform, here.

In support of this important relationship, we invite you to please take a couple of minutes to tell us about your interest in investing in Africa.


Kris Greenville
Vice President, PPI