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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May 2018

In this month’s issue of AGF, Cornelis Vlooswijk, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets, Robeco, looks into various African countries, which have gone through difficulties relating to politics, falling commodity prices, currency problems and economic mismanagement. Read on to find why the economic outlook for Africa appears much better than it has been for a long time (pp. 12-13)

In this edition, Nick Altini, Partner and Head of the Competition and Antitrust Practice at Baker McKenzie, writes about active competition regulation. Of the countries that are active in terms of their competition regulation, several have launched market inquiries into various sectors within the last year. Find more about progress so far on pp.16-17.

We also catch up with the new CEO of the Swedish development finance institution. Maria Håkansson joined Swedfund in March this year. Learn more what she has to say about African investments (pp. 14-15)

Finally, Amaechi Nsofor, Partner, Grant Thornton, writes about Brexit, saying that if growth is going to be harder to achieve in the UK, there will be opportunities in high growth markets around the world. Find more whether Brexit presents risk or opportunities for African investors (p.22).

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