The major long-term economic trends have intensified the need for new infrastructure and emphasized the huge investment potential that exists across the African continent, finds Anna Lyudvig
Analysis & Strategy
Private equity investors are taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles, helping to drive best practice, attendees heard at the launch of the first Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) Case Study Compendium in Sandton, South Africa last week.
Some of the lowest valuations in decades in the African mining sector are likely to spur a wave of deals in the sector, creating a window of opportunity for private equity players.
The US Federal Reserve is set to tighten its monetary policy for the first time after the 2008 global financial crisis. Anna Lyudvig analyzes the possible implications for African markets
Even simple investment funds such as mutual funds can pose financial stability risks, and regulators need to know more about them through hands-on supervision, and better data and oversight, according to new research from the International Monetary Fund.
Bankability is one of the biggest issues in the African infrastructure space, finds Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen.
Investing in African real estate is an exciting way for investors to support and benefit from Africa’s rising consumer, says David Lashbrook, Head of Africa Investment Strategies at Momentum Global Investment Management.
Trends from the consumer world will drive incremental shifts for investment managers in 2015, say Marius Esterhuysen (left), senior regional manager, and Joel Burnette (right), consultant, at Advent Software.
In Africa, impact investing is critical to the continent's continued economic growth, says Amy Bell, Executive Director of Social Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s announcement on the suspension of its bi-weekly foreign exchange auctions does not come as a surprise and seen as a positive move by industry experts, writes Anna Lyudvig.
Oil & gas explorers must rethink their capital expenditure on exploration activity across the African continent in the wake of the significant drop in the global oil price, according to an analysis on the oil & gas industry in Africa released by PwC.
Offshore investments by Nigeria pensions funds are practically nonexistent at the moment and despite less stringent regulation this is unlikely to change anytime soon, finds Anne-Louise Stranne Petersen.
The strong run in the listed property sector last year contrasted sharply with the sell-off in mid-2013 that was triggered by the Federal Reserve’s decision to start phasing out quantitative easing. The market expected a resultant a sharp rise in interest rates, and consequently punished the property sector in a volatile period during the second half of 2013 and into the start of 2014.
African pension funds with growing asset bases, due to rising incomes, will need to look beyond traditional asset classes to diversify their portfolios, says Craig Metherell of RisCura.