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Peter Baird joins IAM to head up Africa PE team

Peter Baird has been appointed as Managing Principal for Investec Asset Management’s Africa Private Equity funds, the firm announced today. Baird will work with the firm’s well-established Africa Private Equity investment team to provide leadership as they continue to originate attractive investment opportunities, add value to, and eventually exit portfolio companies. The team currently manages […]

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Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe, largely as a result of the US elections cycle and the Brexit vote. African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording a decline in overall ECM […]

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Pan-African Banking Finding its Stride

In the years since the global financial crisis, Africa has witnessed a rapid expansion of cross-border banking, led by banking groups based in Africa that are spurring financial and economic integration and transforming the continent’s financial landscape. These institutions are occupying a space created by the retreat of several global bank groups from Africa in […]

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Will Donald Trump’s new administration negatively affect Africa?

Although Donald Trump has been vocal in his disapproval of existing trade deals, it appears that benefits to the US of removing those related to Africa are so tiny that the status quo is likely to be maintained. This is according to Kathy Davey, Africa Portfolio Manager at Ashburton Investments. (more…)

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Davos: is there responsive and responsible leadership in Africa?

By Paul Clark, Africa Portfolio Manager at Ashburton Investments.  This year the theme for the World Economic Forum currently underway in Davos is “Responsive and Responsible leadership”. (more…)

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Advancing outward investments part of SA’s strategy towards industrialising Africa

South Africa’s promotion and facilitation of outward investments is an important element that contributes in advancing industrialisation priorities for Africa. This was said by the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trade Invest Africa, Ms Lerato Mataboge at the Africa Industrialisation Day celebration in Pretoria yesterday. (more…)

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Santam enters into agreement with Munich Reinsurance

Santam, South Africa’s largest general insurer, has entered into an agreement with leading reinsurer Munich Reinsurance Company of Africa Limited (hereinafter referred to as Munich Re of Africa) in terms of which selected Santam business units will be able to use the reinsurer’s Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) AA- credit rating to write inwards international reinsurance […]

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Africa’s Ultra High Net-Worth Individuals plan to increase contribution to philanthropy

Africa’s 2620 Ultra High Net-Worth Individuals – with a collective value of US$200bn in assets – plan to increase their contribution to philanthropy in 2016. (more…)

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