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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November 2017: Special Edition

In the special edition of Africa Global Funds, learn about the winners of the second annual AGF Africa Service Providers Awards. This year’s Awards, in partnership with SAVCA, drew a record number of applicants as more than 40 companies contested 27 categories ranging from independent advisory services to securities lending. Find more on who won the prestigious Awards on pp.14-25.

In this month’s issue, Heleen Goussard, Head of Independent Valuations, RisCura shares findings from the Bright Africa report, which covers African private equity fundraising, transaction activity, pricing and investor focus (pp.4-5).

We also speak with Adnan Razzak of AXIS, about the firm, its PE fund administration and financial services sector in Mauritius (pp.6-7).

On the technology front, Mats Berggren of SS&C Advent tells AGF about the three Pan-African trends driving asset manager technology take up (p.11). In addition, Amit Bharakda of Eagle Investment Systems, writes about the evolution of buy-side data management for investment firms on p.13.

Finally, new research from FIS and Longitude Research, captured in the report The Hunt for Growth, highlights a need for new ways of thinking – including a focus on consolidating technological systems and a commitment to investing in innovation – across the front, middle and back office. Learn more on pp.8-9.

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