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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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Opinion

Investment opportunities in Zimbabwe – towards a new dawn?

Kwadwo Sarkodie, Partner, & Joseph Otoo, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown
July 22, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

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Zimbabwe is at a turning point, write Kwadwo Sarkodie (pictured), Partner, and Joseph Otoo, Senior Associate, Mayer Brown. The need to attract investment is critical to kick start the economy.  The current economic situation in Zimbabwe is dire, with continuously contracting per capita income, a significant fiscal deficit and an official currency, which trades on an informal market at a premium of about 30%. However, there are significant investment opportunities across almost every sector of economic activity, including energy, mining, infrastructure development, tourism, hospitality and agriculture.

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