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.
TMF Group, a provider of global business services, has launched Common Reporting Standard (CRS) services to assist financial institutions fulfil increased compliance requirements, as part of the worldwide initiative to reduce tax evasion through the automatic exchange of financial account information.
Duet Group, a global alternative asset manager with more than $5.6bn in assets under management, has completed the roll-out of Eze Software Investment Suite across its front-, middle- and back-office operations.
BNP Paribas Securities Services, a global custodian with $9trn in assets under custody, has launched ESG Risk Analytics, an innovative solution which enables clients to integrate Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance factors more easily into their investment decision-making process.
Michelmores has advised the Pan African Housing Fund (PAHF), a private equity fund managed by Phatisa, on its two recent joint venture investments in Zambia and Rwanda.
BLC Chambers, a Mauritian legal firm, has announced the merger with Etude Robert, pooling up competences within the dispute resolution practice area for a diverse and growing client base in Mauritius and beyond.
The Long Term Infrastructure Investors Association (LTIIA) and eFront, a provider of software solutions for alternative asset classes, have joined forces to develop a library of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) indicators for infrastructure investments.
Nautilus Managed Account Platform, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, has retained Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) to provide trustee services for its management company (MANCO) in South Africa.