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 2018

The November issue of Africa Global Funds focuses on the third annual AGF Africa Service Providers Awards. Some familiar names cropped up on the awards list, including Standard Bank, Investec Bank, SGG Group, Prescient Fund Services, RisCura and SS&C Advent. Find out more and how to participate in the next Awards edition on pp.15-26.

In this month’s edition, Ben Goderski of SS&C Advent argues that building a successful asset management business is no longer solely dependent on investment returns. Learn why having the right operational infrastructure is important on p.4.

On the fintech front, we also hear from Marc Rubenfeld of Eagle Investment Systems on Data and Agility (p.12); whereas Fundamental Software's CEO Neil Hampton tells us about the firm’s Investment Management system and its benefits to asset managers (p.5)

In this month’s issue, we speak with Investec’s Hamish James about Prime Services, developments in the past year, financial technology and South African hedge fund industry. Find more on pp. 6-7.

Meanwhile, Zack Bezuidenhoudt of S&P Dow Jones Indices, tells us about the indexing industry, investors’ needs and whether Africa is following global trends on pp.10-11.

Finally, learn more about the winners of 2018 Awards - SGG Group and IBIS Consulting - on p.13 and p.9 respectively.

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