The fixed income market in the Africa's second largest crude exporter remains at an early stage of development with only a handful of instruments trading. AGF looks closely to identify investment opportunities and risks
Author: Leon Kotze, Head of Agri Business, Stanbic Bank | Date: 2016-03-26
Zambia’s agriculture sector takes aim at exciting new growth markets as resilient farmers, innovative funding models combine to provide a strong underpin, writes Leon Kotze, Head of Agri Business for Stanbic Bank, a member of the Standard Bank Group
The East African region continues to attract private equity (PE) investors and while Kenya remains the primary target for PE capital, Tanzania is also seeing as increasingly popular investment destination, writes Anna Lyudvig
Author: Rishay Lalla, Executive Partner, Atria Africa | Date: 2015-09-27
Whilst the road ahead for Zimbabwe is treacherous, ignoring the headlines and paying special attention to detail is crucial in understanding the opportunities that exist, says Rishay Lalla of Atria Africa
A new $918m deal with the IMF should alleviate some of Ghana’s fiscal pressures and help restore investor confidence ahead of a critical bond issue, but further reforms will be needed to balance the budget.
Investing in frontier markets can come with a higher degree of volatility than more established markets, but to Dr. Mark Mobius and his team at Franklin Templeton Investments, they offer exciting potential.
The listed property sector continues to show significant outperformance, despite property funds operating in a challenging environment. However, this degree of relative outperformance is not sustainable.
South Africa is in the unfortunate position of being very dependent on the actions of the US Fed and the Chinese authorities, meaning that the SA Reserve Bank cannot focus purely on domestic factors when setting interest rates.
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Joe Greenwell Business Development Director - Augentius
Finding the news behind the news has always been the challenge, but Anna and her team always seem to pull it off. The AGF website, e-newsletter and monthly magazine are read by the whole Phatisa team; well-written, African private equity news not found elsewhere. We are proud to be affiliated with such a young, ambitious and driven media team and wish them only the best.
Stuart Bradley Joint Managing Partner - Phatisa
We find AGF a very useful publication, especially covering, as it does, all asset classes in Africa (as, uniquely, does Investec Asset Management). The public funds data and macro stats are very useful, while the articles and interviews are insightful and often cover (in relative terms) neglected markets and asset classes.
Nick Tims Managing Director
I have found the AGF monthly magazine very informative and always containing some interesting research on the Private Equity industry not found elsewhere.