Duet – CI Capital, a joint-venture between alternative asset manager Duet Group and Egyptian investment bank CI Capital,has announced the appointment of Amr Helal to manage the group’s Egypt Opportunities fund. The Egypt Opportunities Fund is a USD300m (€270m) private equity fund dedicated to investing in Egyptian businesses and partnering with Egyptian entrepreneurs. In addition to […]
There are important subsets of the Frontier Market universe that stand to benefit from lower oil prices. Lower oil prices are an unambiguously positive development for the countries of Frontier Asia (excluding Kazakhstan) and East Africa. Egypt will also benefit from lower a lower oil import bill, and perhaps the opportunity given by lower prices […]
S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced the results of its Country Classification Consultation initiated in July 2014, which included the reclassification of Morocco market. The reclassification of Morocco was largely due to persistent problems with lack of liquidity in the local market.”The declining trend in market liquidity over the last several years does not align […]
Hermes, the UK manager that grew out of managing the BT Pension Scheme, is looking to increase its exposure to Egypt to take advantage of growing corporate lending in that market. The manager took a position in Commercial International Bank (CIB) early this year, which has since generated capital appreciation of 28% in dollar terms […]
Two years after the Arab Spring, BNP Paribas’ Middle East economist Pascal Devaux talks about how delays in political transition are threatening the country’s economic development.
La stagione dell’export italiano è al tramonto. Gli imprenditori del Paese devono crescere all’estero penetrando i paesi esteri che presentano un interessante bacino di consumatori con prodotti pensati per le esigenze specifiche del mercato locale.
Sub-Saharan Africa offers investors attractive demographics and fast growth, but private equity is often the only way of gaining exposure.
Greece has fallen out of a list of the top ten riskiest sovereign credits after restructuring its debt, but a number of other sovereigns are still at risk, new research has revealed.
Several emerging markets funds have soft closed recently to stem investment pouring into the strategies and provoking “capacity” issues.
Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) has announced the launch of a Frontier Markets fund to invest in markets with a forecast GDP growth of over 4%.
Aviva Investors a été choisi par la banque égyptienne Ahli United Bank (AUB) dans le cadre d’un nouveau mandat de multi-gestion en immobilier.
One year on from the demonstrations in Egypt’s Tahrir Square, managers polled by the UK’s Association of Investment Companies consider the prospects for investing in the region.