IRESS, a supplier of technology for financial markets, wealth management and the mortgage industry, has agreed to acquire INET BFA, a financial data business owned by South African publisher Media 24.
S&P Global Market Intelligence, a division of S&P Global (SPGI), has launched a new Credit Analytics workflow solution via its S&P Capital IQ platform.
Africa remains a high priority for Deloitte and is one of 11 priority markets in the world, according to Lwazi Bam, Deloitte Africa CEO.
Mazars, a global firm specializing in audit, accounting, tax and advisory services, has acquired Corality Financial Group (Corality), a financial modelling consultancy and training provider.
Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, a Pan-African law firm that provides both domestic and cross-border specialist legal services, has changed its brand name to Bowmans, effective September 1, 2016.
AxiomSL, a global provider of regulatory reporting and risk management solutions, has announced it would provide a new shareholding disclosure service using content from online legal services provider aosphere, an affiliate of international legal practice Allen & Overy.
Beltone Market Maker, a subsidiary of Beltone Financial Holding, one of Egypt’s leading investment banks, has begun providing market-making services in the shares of Orascom Construction on Nasdaq Dubai.
Standard Chartered Bank has executed a USD/NGN15m 1-year cross-currency swap for Access Bank, leveraging a custom guarantee issued by Frontclear, a financial markets development company backed by leading European development finance institutions.
Norton Rose Fulbright and the Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub), have launched a tool for governments and stakeholders in developing economies to assist in building a pipeline of viable public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects.
BCA Research, a provider of independent investment research, has launched EM Equity Sector Strategy (EMES), a new service that provides investors with actionable research, analytics and investment recommendations within the emerging markets equities space.
Cim Global Business, Mauritius’ largest fund administrator and provider of corporate and trust structuring and administration services, has opened a representative office in Johannesburg, adding an on-the-ground African capability.
Norton Rose Fulbright has expanded its footprint in Africa by entering into a strategic alliance with Kenyan law firm, Walker Kontos.
Northern Trust has enhanced its peer universe comparison capabilities with the addition of intelligence derived from eVestment universe data.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has completed its move to a shorter settlement cycle to bolster the credibility of South Africa as an investment destination.