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September 2019

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In this month’s issue of Africa Global Funds, we have learned about two new funds in the market - Actis Long Life Infrastructure Fund and the OP Finnfund Global Impact Fund I. We discussed investment strategies and opportunities in Africa. Read on p. 13 on Actis’s fund and on p.16 on Finland’s fund.


Our analysis piece focuses on money market funds. While it is true that money market funds exhibit the lowest risk compared to other asset classes, it is dangerous to accept that such investments are completely risk free. To unpack this further, Desigan Reddy, Fixed Interest Dealer, Futuregrowth Asset Management, looks at some key risks that help shed some light on this common misconception on pp.14-15.


Meanwhile, Nompumelelo Khumalo, Associate Consultant, RisCura, writes that responsible investors are becoming increasingly concerned about the impact of their current decisions on the environment they will retire into. Read this story on p.22.


Ahead of our Africa PE Fund Operations Forum in Johannesburg, one of the speakers, Angeli Arora, Africa Regional Leader for the Global Private Equity Group of Dentons, writes on governance models for funds. How does a fund construct its governance model so that it allows investors effective oversight over the activities of the general partner and fund manager, but does not go so far that it ends up jeopardizing the limited liability status of the investors? Read more on p.17.


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We look forward to welcoming you at the Forum! By attending the Africa PE Fund Operations Forum you will be able to receive your CPD points and CPD certificates! Check out our full agenda here: www.agff.co/agenda

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