The deficit investment in infrastructure in Nigeria has spurred the Pension Fund Administrators PFAs to align their focus on investing in infrastructure but strictly guided by the rules and limit of participation set by PRA 2014.
Speaking on what will become the focus of the PFAs this year, the Chief Executive Officer, Pension Funds Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp), Oguche Agudah, said first look endorsement in infrastructure is gaining points among the PFAs with 42% of PFAs actively looking for infrastructure investment options, while another 50% said the option is still open for consideration.
Agudah who disclosed this at a webinar hosted by PenOp today on “The Nigerian Economy and an Investment outlook: A focus on pension fund investment strategies” was clear on how PFAs involvement would unfold, “Although fund managers are cautious about private equity, they will consider on a deal by deal basis. Twenty five percent of fund managers polled are actively looking to invest in private equity while 67% say they will consider it.
He said there are parameters PFAs set as guide, and without mincing words he cleared, “Fund managers are looking to invest in impact focused funds but transparency and structure are key.”