Kenya's Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the issuance of the first unlisted green bond, to be issued by Acorn Project (Two) following the launch of the Policy Guidance Note on Green Bonds in February 2019.
MERJ Exchange, formerly Trop-X, has announced the first-ever official listing of a tokenized security on a fully compliant and regulated national stock exchange.
OP and Finnfund have announced plans to establish Finland’s first impact fund that will invest into emerging markets.
CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA), Africa’s first project financing facility for mini-grids, has announced its first transaction of $5.5m to finance 60 mini-grids in Tanzania.
The African currencies that saw sharp corrections in recent years, such as the Nigerian naira (NGN) and Egyptian pound (EGP) will become incrementally overvalued, according to Renaissance Capital.
Following the release of inflation data in May, the South African Reserve Bank indicated that there is room for interest rate cuts as the inflation rate circles 4.5%.
The BlueOrchard Emerging Markets SDG Impact Bond Fund has exceeded the $300m mark since start of fundraising in December 2018.
Capital raised by African issuers declined by 28% year on year to $341m in the first half of 2019 (H1 2019), compared with $472m in H1 2018, according to Baker McKenzie.
The African Development Bank alongside donor partners has launched the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), an innovative financing facility designed to accelerate digital financial inclusion across Africa.
Cytonn Asset Managers (CAM), the regulated affiliate of Cytonn Investments, has received two licenses from the Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) for the Cytonn Personal Retirement Benefits Scheme and the Cytonn Income Drawdown Fund.
Emerging Markets Investment Management, the liquid emerging markets focused investment arm of Duet Group, has been appointed as sub-investment manager of the HI EMIM Africa Fund.
Nile Capital Investment Trust has decided to terminate the Nile Africa, Frontier and Emerging Fund, according to the SEC filing.
The impact investing market in Sub-Saharan Africa continues to demonstrate strong momentum, according to Rachel Bass (pictured), Research Manager at The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN).
Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz Group, has received additional investment from Allianz SE, increasing its fund size to €1bn.