SAVCA 2017 Case Study Compendium

Fund Launches

Impact Investment Trust eyes LSE listing

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2017-06-27

Impact Investment Trust, an investment company offering exposure to a portfolio of funds investing for impact in developing countries, is planning to raise up to $150m via an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.

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Kuramo and Nile launch new investment firm

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2017-06-06

Kuramo Capital Management and Nile Capital Management have announced a strategic partnership to launch a new investment management entity called Kuramo Nile Capital Management (Kuramo Nile).

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Sanlam InfraSec Infrastructure Fund launched

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2017-05-29

Sanlam and Africa Infrastructure Securities (InfraSec) have launched the Sanlam InfraSec Infrastructure Fund, a US dollar-denominated fund that will invest in infrastructure projects with an emphasis on economic growth, social upliftment and energy.

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Amundi & IFC to launch Green Cornerstone Bond Fund

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2017-05-04

Amundi and IFC have agreed to create the largest green-bond fund dedicated to emerging markets, a $2bn initiative that aims to deepen local capital markets and expand financing for climate investments.

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Cloud Atlas lists Big50 ex-SA ETF on JSE

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2017-04-21

Cloud Atlas Investing has listed its Africa-focused ETF on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) at a NAV price of R11.86 per unit, Africa Global Funds has learned.

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Enko Africa Debt Fund launched with $200m AUM

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2017-03-30

Enko Capital has unveiled the Enko Africa Debt Fund (EADF) to invest solely in fixed income securities issued by corporates and sovereigns, denominated in local and hard currencies across Africa.

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Mawer unveils its maiden EM Fund

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2017-02-06

Mawer Investment Management, a Canadian independent investment firm managing in excess of $40bn across all major asset classes, has launched its first emerging markets fund with allocation to Africa.

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JSS Empowerment Mining Fund targets R1bn AUM

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2017-02-01

Jaltech, a South African boutique corporate finance firm, and Stefanutti Stocks, a construction group listed on the JSE, have launched the JSS Empowerment Mining Fund to invest in junior mining companies.

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French African Fund launched

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2017-01-16

AfricInvest and Bpifrance have launched the first cross-border investment fund dedicated to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both Africa and France.

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Emira and ONE to launch Enyuka Property Fund

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2016-09-06

South Africa’s Emira Property Fund has joined forces with retail property specialists ONE Property Holdings to grow their retail assets and create a larger low LSM retail portfolio.

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Cape Town Water Fund to launch

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2016-08-17

The City of Cape Town and The Nature Conservancy are looking to establish South Africa’s first water fund in order to safeguard water supplies and biodiversity, while supporting local livelihoods.

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OMIG and NSIA to launch agriculture and real estate funds

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2016-08-12

Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) has announced its plans to expand its commercial real estate and agriculture footprints in Africa through a partnership with Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund.

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Duet & AMCON to launch Nigeria FMCG Fund

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2016-07-22

Duet Private Equity and AMCON have signed an agreement to establish an investment fund focused on Nigeria’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.

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Novare launches two new FoHFs

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2016-07-18

Novare, a financial services group in South Africa, has launched two retail fund of hedge funds, the Novare Equity Long/Short Retail Fund of Hedge Funds, and the Novare Low Equity Long/Short Retail Fund of Hedge Funds.

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Capria launches $100m FoF

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2016-07-01

Capria has launhed Capria Emerging Managers Fund, a $100m fund that will invest in equity and debt funds targeting early-stage impact businesses across Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

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Ashburton launches SA inflation-linked, green debt initiative

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2016-04-18

Ashburton Investments has successfully concluded the first close of a green debt initiative comprised of debt arising from infrastructure projects under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).

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Germany launches local currency bond fund for Africa

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2015-07-21

The German KfW on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has launched the African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCB Fund) to invest in local currency bonds in Africa.

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Business Partners International East Africa launched

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2015-05-21

Specialist risk financer for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Business Partners (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), has committed $6m along with other international investors to establish Business Partners International East Africa (BPI EA).

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Index trackers gain momentum in Africa

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2015-05-19

Index tracking products in Africa are gaining assets faster than ever before, according to Zack Bezuidenhout, Head of South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

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Access launches $5m competition for renewable energy projects in Africa

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2015-04-01

Access Infra Africa, a developer, owner and operator of power assets in Africa, has launched the Access Co-Development Fund (ACF), a $5m competition designed to bridge the gap between early stage renewable energy projects in Africa and the expertise and funding they require to come to operation.

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Dreyfus, CenterSquare launch Global Infrastructure Mutual Fund

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2015-03-31

The Dreyfus Corporation, the mutual fund arm of BNY Mellon Investment Management, and CenterSquare Investment Management have launched the Dreyfus Global Infrastructure Fund, which provides individual investors with the opportunity to invest in the growth potential of infrastructure assets.

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New ETF tax free investment accounts launched

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2015-03-30

Computershare, as the administrators, and, as the portfolio managers and financial advisors, have launched a new tax free product in South Africa, using only exchange traded funds (ETFs) as the investment constituents.

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Business Partners unveils two SME property funds

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2015-03-27

Business Partners, a specialist risk finance company for formal small and medium enterprises (SMEs), has launched two specialized SME funds for the property sector, both aimed at driving property ownership and enabling entrepreneurs to grow their equity base.

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Africa’s first Water Fund launched

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2015-03-20

The Kenya government, businesses, conservation groups and utilities have launched Africa’s first water fund, designed to provide a sustained water supply and to generate $21.5m long-term benefits to Kenyan citizens including farmers and businesses.

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Energy Access Fund launched with over $60m in commitments

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2015-03-05

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, in partnership with the European development finance institutions, has launched the Energy Access Fund (EAF) to improve access to sustainable energy in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Momentum raises $50m for African Real Estate Fund

Author: Anna Lyudvig | Date: 2015-02-05

Momentum GIM, in conjunction with Eris Property Group, has successfully closed the first tranche of its African Real Estate Fund with $50m commitments from institutional investors, family offices and high networth individuals.

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Duet launches UCITS version of its MENA Horizon Fund

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2015-02-03

Duet Group, an alternative asset manager, has announced the launch of a UCITS version of its Duet MENA Horizon Fund, a long only equity fund focusing on investment opportunities in listed equities in the Middle East and North Africa region. 

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The Nigeria Infrastructure Fund to be launched in June 2015

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2014-12-18

GEMfonds, a UK-based investment management company, has revealed it plans to launch a $500m Nigeria-focused infrastructure fund in June 2015, alongside Sigrun, a Madrid-based investment banking firm, and The Infrastructure Bank (TIB), a partly Nigeria’s government-owned dedicated infrastructure bank.

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BNY Mellon's Dreyfus sees African opportunities

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2014-12-08

The Dreyfus Corporation, a BNY Mellon company, has launched the Dreyfus Emerging Markets Debt U.S. Dollar Fund, an actively managed mutual fund with exposure to the African markets.

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AfDB, AUC and ECA launch a multi-donor climate fund for Africa

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2014-10-10

The African Development Bank, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), have launched the Clim-Dev Special Fund (CDSF), a multi-donor fund, which aims to address the challenges associated with climate data and information.

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SA launches Ebola Response Fund

Author: Africa Global Funds | Date: 2014-09-26

The South African government, in collaboration with private companies and donors, have unveiled the Ebola Response Fund to contribute in the fight against the intensifying virus outbreak in West Africa.

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