South Africa needs to deal with issues of coverage, mandatory contributions and increased preservation to improve its pension system, according to the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index.
MSCI has recently released its IPD South Africa Annual Green Property Index, which supports the investment case for green buildings in the commercial property sector.
Africa50, an infrastructure investment platform for Africa, has signed a development agreement with Senelec, Senegal's electricity provider, for competitive selection of a strategic sponsor to develop a 120 MW combined cycle thermal power plant at Malicounda.
Capitalworks, a South African private equity firm, has launched Africa Capitalworks, an investment company that will deploy permanent equity capital in mid-market companies in selected sectors across sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has received credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and intends to apply $30m Naira equivalent of the proceeds towards the establishment and management of a commercially viable SME Investment Fund under the Growth and Employment Project.
Stanlib, a South African fund manager with R593bn AUM, is planning to close down a number of equity funds to boost returns as part of a restructuring, Bloomberg has reported.
African Rainbow Capital Investments has listed in the “Financials – Speciality Finance” sector of the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Satrix has listed a new exchange traded fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, which tracks the MSCI Emerging Markets Investable Market Index.
Denmark-based A.P. Moller Holding, PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension have jointly launched an Africa-focused infrastructure fund.
Mara Delta Property Holdings has changed its name to Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited to better reflect the current and future growth ambitions of the organization.
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is reportedly planning to increase the current $200m bond notes in the Zimbabwean economy to $500m given the shortage of cash in circulation.
Kenya's Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved a policy guidance note (PGN) for the listing and trading of global depositary receipts and notes.
While Africa has huge potential particularly in the infrastructure sector, bankable investment opportunities in Africa must be unlocked, according to Shem Simuyemba, Coordinator for NEPAD-IPPF.
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved $21.7m for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its Geothermal Energy Development Project.