In Africa, impact investing is critical to the continent's continued economic growth, says Amy Bell, Executive Director of Social Finance, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Analysis & Strategy
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.
The drop in oil prices is a welcome development at a challenging time for the South African economy, says Arthur Kamp, Investment Economist at Sanlam Investment Management.
Leading global investors increasingly understand the case for African investments. A sustained growth rate of over 6% a year for the past 10 years is certainly compelling; but how to access that growth efficiently and effectively?
This year’s list of must-have stocks for the year ahead is a collaborative view from a range of business leaders within the Sanlam Private Wealth team.
Public financial management reform can play a crucial role in helping African governments achieve their economic growth and development goals, thereby building Africa Inc, says Joe Cosma, Government & Infrastructure Leader for Africa at EY.
A decade of economic expansion has left Africa well placed for the future, says EY’s Joe Cosma .But challenges remain to create the jobs and growth that will lift ever greater numbers of Africans out of poverty.
Bilateral investment treaties provide foreign investors with a degree of comfort and protection against challenges of doing deals in Africa, says Greg Stonefield, Partner at Mayer Brown.
The International Accounting Standards Board recently released a new accounting standard on financial instruments. The new standard, called IFRS 9 Financial Instruments, addresses financial instruments and is applicable to asset managers and investment funds who prepare their financial statements in accordance with IFRS.
Fundraising by Africa-focused private equity has rebounded after the global financial crisis, buoyed by support from the international development finance institutions, according to UN ECA.