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ENHANCING PRIVATE SECTOR COMPETITIVENESS:
CREATING BROAD-BASED GROWTH ACROSS SECTORS AND SOCIAL CLASSES
 
 
 
 
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INFRASTRUCTURE

WHY AFRICAN PENSION FUNDS ARE NOT INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE

Pension funds rarely allocate capital to assets with unproven stable cash flows that could be passed as dividends to the investors. These are usually new or early stage infrastructure assets with higher design and construction risks,

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MARKET REGULATION

NIGERIA MUST PUT ITS FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOLLY BEHIND IT

Nigeria has recorded a third successive quarter of negative economic growth. The recession, together with the profound structural challenges posed by the dependence of the economy on oil, calls for a serious political response... (Kingsley Moghalu)

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PRIVATE EQUITY

AVCA SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTHERN AFRICA PRIVATE EQUITY

This African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association report provides a summary of recent private equity (PE) activity in Southern Africa, including transactions and exits, between 2010 and 2016 H1. Our findings show that the region accounted for 29% of the

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PRIVATE EQUITY

THE MISSING MIDDLE IN AFRICA PRIVATE EQUITY

Parallel to the global narrative about Africa’s economic progress, the discussion about private equity investment in the region has taken on a bipolar nature — either there is too much money chasing too few deals or there is a dearth of capital for African countries’

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PENSION FUNDS

WHAT DETERMINES A PENSION SCHEME’S ABILITY TAKE RISK?

Investing involves risk, and certainly, when investing pension assets to meet pension payment, the risk and return objective should be appropriate to meet the long-term aim of the pension scheme. Pension schemes have many working parts, taking risk can be

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ART INVESTING

ART INVESTING: MORE THAN AN ALTERNATIVE ASSET CLASS

Capitalism is failing Africa. A relatively small number of entrepreneurs have prospered on the continent in the past decade, becoming the face of the “Africa Rising” narrative. But hundreds of millions more have remained poor and unemployed,

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ASSET ALLOCATION

TARGET ASSET ALLOCATION FOR PORTFOLIO REBALANCING PURPOSES

Pension investment involves setting strategic asset allocation, or long-term target weights to meet the investment objective of a pension scheme. These target weights are set with their corresponding risk and return characteristics,

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SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: THE FUTURE OF CLIENT ENGAGEMENT?

Artificial intellegence is transforming Capitalism is failing Africa. A relatively small number of entrepreneurs have prospered on the continent in the past decade, becoming the face of the “Africa Rising” narrative. But hundreds of millions

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HEALTHCARE

HEALTHCARE: DELIVERING RETURNS, IMPACT AND LOCAL EXPERTISE

Emmanuel Katongole, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CQCIL) explains why healthcare is a popular investment theme for institutional investors and private equity groups, and how best to deliver returns,

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