The Pensions Industry Collaborative brings together Ghana’s largest pension trustees and fund managers to collaborate to increase pension investments into the productive sectors of Ghana’s economy. The Collaborative members are Axis Pensions, Databank, Enterprise Trustees, Glico Pensions, I C Securities, Petra Trust and Stanbic Investment Management Services. The Collaborative has developed a Pensions Industry Alternative Assets Development Plan to provide a framework for key players in the Pensions Industry to collaborate with government, regulators and industry associations to increase pension investments into alternative assets for Ghana’s development.
The four objectives are:
- Advocate for an improved regulatory environment to encourage the set up of more alternative asset venture funds with the right governance and management.
- Collaborate to develop and implement capacity-building programs that increase the capacity of pension funds, trustees and clients especially employee-sponsored schemes to understand, assess and make informed investments into alternative investments.
- Collaborate to create more visibility on the existing pipeline and drive the creation of institution-grade investment options that can meet the risk-return requirements of pensions.
- Collaborate in transparent, independent rating of alternative investments in collaboration with other industry players and existing rating efforts.
The timelines involve a six-month intensive action period and six additional months of follow-up.
The key stakeholders for the plan include the Ministry of Finance, Securities and Exchange Commission, National Pensions Regulatory Agency, Venture Capital Trust Fund, Ghana Investment Promotion Center, Ghana Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, Chamber of Corporate Trustees of Ghana, Ghana Securities Exchange Association with project management by Impact Investing Ghana.