Company News – March ’17

BMCE Bank of Africa

Alastair was formally invited to join the mentors’ panel of BMCE Bank of Africa’s African Entrepreneurship Award —


In March 2017, Qalis Partners rebranded itself as Qalis. Alastair remains president of its Strategic Committee.

Birdwatch Zambia

In January 2017, Alavan renewed its corporate membership of Birdwatch Zambia (

Livingstone Chamber of Commerce and Industry

In January 2017, Alavan renewed its corporate membership of the LVCCI (

Corporate Social Responsibility

In December 2016/January 2017, Alavan carried out preliminary work aimed at rebooting the CSR programme of a major Livingstone employer.


Public Speaking – March ’17

Nomura Central Banks Seminar 

On 29 March 2017, Alastair presented on geopolitical risk with particular focus on the French elections at Nomura’s annual Central Banks Seminar in Kyoto.


Bank of Singapore

On 22 March 2017, Alastair led a ‘dialogue’ on “Geopolitical Issues for the FX market’ at a Bank of Singapore client dinner.

Chinese General Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

On 13 February, Alastair spoke on geopolitical risk at the annual conference of the CGCC(HK).

Nomura Annual Emerging Markets Credit Conference

On 9 February 2017, Alastair gave a keynote presentation on the Trump Administration and geopolitical risk at Nomura’s second Annual EM Credit conference in London.


Hong Kong Monetary Authority

On 7 February 2017, Alastair spoke on geopolitical risk at an HKMA senior management symposium.