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AGF Magazine - March 2019 issue

  • We focus on fixed income opportunities in both public and private markets. Read on to find in which fixed income instruments and in which African markets to invest on pp. 10-11. In addition, Ashley Benatar of Ashburton Investments shares his views on benefits and risks of investing in mezzanine debt on p.22.
  • We speak with Jérémie Ceyrac, Head of Equity, Responsible Investments at Proparco to learn more about the French development institution, financial products on offer, recent investments in Africa and African impact investment scene (pp. 13-15).
  • This month’s market feature focuses on Nigeria. Sven Richter, Fund Manager, Drakens Capital, writes about his recent trip to the West African country and his observations. “While Nigeria is attractive as an investment destination, the GDP growth is a disappointment for a county that we expect to be one of the leaders in Africa,” he says (pp. 16-17).
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Lloyd appointed CDC’s first Chief Impact Officer

Africa Global Funds
Dec. 11, 2018, 9:22 p.m.
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CDC Group has appointed Liz Lloyd as its first Chief Impact Office,who will lead a team of 50 impact professionals.

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CDC Group has appointed Liz Lloyd as its first Chief Impact Office,who will lead a team of 50 impact professionals.

She will join CDC in the first half of 2019.

As Chief Impact Officer, Lloyd and will be responsible for overseeing the assessment, measurement and management of the development impact CDC seeks to achieve through its activities, and for engaging publicly to advance topics of strategic interest to CDC including gender, job quality, climate changes and human capital.

Lloyd said: “I’m delighted to be joining an organisation which is leading global efforts to secure private sector development in Africa and South Asia in support of the Global Goals. The team has a great reputation as world class development impact experts and I’m excited about the challenges ahead.”

The appointment comes as CDC executes its ambitious strategy to invest £1.5bn per year over the next five years in support of the UN’s Global Goals. 

Reflecting the importance of impact and transformation within that strategy, the Chief Impact Officer will sit on CDC’s Executive Committee.

Lloyd will join CDC from Standard Chartered, where she is currently Group Company Secretary. 

She has held senior positions within the bank, including as CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania and Group Head of Public Affairs, advising on policy and regulatory change across 70 markets. 

A former Deputy Chief of Staff at Number 10 Downing Street, Lloyd was also a senior adviser on Climate Change and Africa. 

She worked closely with multiple African governments as they established NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development), as well as with NGOs and G8 governments.

Nick O’Donohoe, CDC CEO, said: “I’m thrilled that Liz will be CDC’s first Chief Impact Officer. Her experience of connecting development ambitions to tangible action, including by leading a business within one of our markets makes her an exciting addition to our team. She brings a deep understanding of the policy drivers that create the context for our work and has a strong track record of collaborating and building partnerships for change.  She’s joining CDC at an important time. As we put more capital to work, she will play a vital role in bringing a clear, strategic focus to all the different strands of our impact work.”
 

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