Renaissance Asset Managers, which soft closed its Sub-Saharan fund in February, is to launch Nigeria and East Africa funds later this year in response to ongoing investor demand for access to frontier markets.
Caroline Shaw, fund manager at wealth manager Courtiers has repeated an African proverb that 'no one tests the depth of a river with both feet' to explain its view of investing in the continent.
Lagos, Nigeria based MBO Capital has selected technology provider eFront's Frontinvest solution to support the establishment of an investment platform for alternative investments.
African informal economy figures suggest that the continent's formal $1.3trn GDP is set to grow faster, according to Old Mutual Investment Group.
Volatility does not always equal risk, Renasset's fund manager Sven Richter said.
Up to a fifth of all investments being made in Africa are attributable to ‘Dutch' firms, which in reality often are multinationals using friendly jurisdictional rules to channel such investments, according to reports from the Netherlands.
Africa may not come to mind among mainstream Swedish investors just yet, but companies in the region are more resilient than many of them realise, says Karin Fries, fund manager at Carnegie Fonder.
Renaissance Asset Managers (RAM) has soft-closed its Sub-Saharan Fund at $150m of client assets, following support from investors for its stock-picking strategy for African markets.
A business model which emphasizes a commitment to ESG factors has helped the Alquity Africa fund win a mandate from Truestone Asset Management.
Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa through 2013 is expected to remain above 5%, according to Fitch Ratings, making it the second fastest growing emerging market region after Asia.
Exotix, a frontier markets investment banking boutique, has entered into a strategic partnership with TLG Capital Limited, a private equity investor in sub-Saharan Africa and frontier markets.
The link between demographic changes and economic development has been statistically proven over the past fifty years, suggesting it is a good starting point for trying to identify areas of faster growth and better investment return in future, according...
LCF Securities Ltd (Mauritius) and UMEX Securities Group UK have jointly launched the first Sharia compliant share dealing service for Africa.
International companies with a presence in Africa are increasingly looking to list on the local stock exchanges to gain access to African institutional money, says BNY Mellon.
David Mataen’s book 'Africa: The Ultimate Frontier Market' offers some intriguing views on what might be achieved if recent trends in stability and productivity continue.
Is Africa the new Asia? In many ways it is, according to Malek Bou-Diab (pictured), manager of Bellevue Asset Management’s BB African Opportunities fund.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and the FTSE Group index provider are to launch a Kenyan Shilling Government Bond Index, the first benchmark index tracking the Kenyan government bond market.
Nigeria has just been admitted as the 15th member of the JP Morgan Global Diversified Index, the most-followed emerging market debt index, a significant move for the local market and for international investors, according to Investec Asset Management....
Renaissance Asset Managers has recently seen a surge of investor inflows into its Sub-Saharan Africa fund, which is now the largest Sub-Saharan UCITS fund on the market. Plamen Monovski, chief investment officer at the firm, talks about why the region...
Mark Mobius, executive chairman, Templeton Emerging Markets Group, says that he is looking to Kenya as one of the more dynamic markets in Africa.
Fund manager Wesley McCoy has rejoined Standard Life Investments as an investment director in the Global Equities Team, after spending time in Africa running the Microloan Foundation in Malawi.
Johan Hagbarth, investment strategist at SEB in Sweden, has highlighted investment opportunities in Africa in his latest note for local investors.
Ian Goldin, the Oxford University professor and former economic adviser to Nelson Mandela, has described Africa as “a new investment hot spot”.