Renaissance Credit, a new microfinance institution in Lagos, Nigeria, has launched on the Temenos T24 platform for Microfinance and Community Banking (MCB), hosted in the cloud on Windows Azure.
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....
Single country frontier markets equities funds are capable of providing some eye-watering returns on acceptable volatility, the problem is there are not many to choose from.
Funds investing in the Middle East and Africa can offer potential diversification, while giving access to the region’s low debt and high growth economies, driven by demographic profiles that show 60% of the one billion-strong population under the age...
Sub-Saharan Africa offers investors attractive demographics and fast growth, but private equity is often the only way of gaining exposure.
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%.
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.
The misconceptions of the risks associated with investing in Africa are most acutely expressed within the valuations of local African debt markets, says Mahan Namin, a portfolio manager at Insparo Asset Management.