Sanlam and Absa have merged their investment management businesses in South Africa.
Standard Bank has successfully syndicated an up to $306m sustainability-linked debt refinancing facility for pan-African impact real estate investment and management company, GRIT Real Estate Income Group (GRIT).
African countries have responded positively to the need to develop domestic financial markets to protect economies from external shocks, according to the OMFIF’s 2022 Absa Africa Financial Markets Index.
Agrarius Sustainability Engineered has launched Africa's first JSE listed R10bn Shari’ah compliant sustainability related note programme in the agriculture sector value chain.
Moody’s has assigned the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) a foreign currency long-term issuer rating of A2 with a stable outlook.
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Ghana's Long-Term Foreign-Currency (LTFC) Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'CCC' from 'B-'.
AFEX, Nigeria’s commodities exchange and commodities market player, announces its expansion into Kenya, following a successful pilot phase in the most diversified economy in East Africa.
Sanlam Investment Management (SIM) has recently launched the SIM Flexible Income Fund, a retail unit trust targeted at investors with a one- to two-year time horizon.
Standard Bank has launched Africa Trade Barometer, which is expected to become Africa’s leading trade index.
The Republic of Senegal, through the Société Nationale de Gestion et d’Exploitation du Patrimoine Bâti de l’État (SOGEPA SN), has sold XOF 330bn (around $525.4m) in three-tranche Sukuk Ijarah, attracting orders from regional and Middle Eastern investors.
The Investment Analysts Society has partnered with the Profile Group to create an investment portal that allows access to more market data and increases the network for IAS members.
The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) has launched the South African SME Debt Fund, a debt fund designed for South African Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs),
Nigerian Exchange has launched West Africa’s first Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) Market, consistent with the Exchange’s commitment to develop the Nigerian capital market.
ESG integration is the leading investing for impact (IFI) strategy in Southern Africa and East Africa, attracting more than $320bn and $6.7bn in assets, respectively, according to the sixth edition of the African Investing for Impact Barometer (AIFIB).