Barak Fund Management, a Mauritius based asset manager, has recently launched a Trade Finance Fund focusing on fully Shariah-compliant transactions in Africa.
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AfricInvest and Bpifrance have launched the first cross-border investment fund dedicated to the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in both Africa and France.
Moroccan Sovereign Investment Fund, Ithmar Capital and the World Bank Group have agreed to establish the first pan-African fund dedicated to green investment in Africa.
Stanbic IBTC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has announced public offering of the Stanbic IBTC Dollar Fund (SIDF) and SIAML Pension ETF 40, following the granting of relevant approvals by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
South Africa’s Emira Property Fund has joined forces with retail property specialists ONE Property Holdings to grow their retail assets and create a larger low LSM retail portfolio.
Vukile Property Fund, Arrowhead Properties and Synergy Income Fund have concluded agreements to create a high-yield, high-growth fund within the existing entity of Synergy, to be renamed GemGrow Properties.
The City of Cape Town and The Nature Conservancy are looking to establish South Africa’s first water fund in order to safeguard water supplies and biodiversity, while supporting local livelihoods.
Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) has announced its plans to expand its commercial real estate and agriculture footprints in Africa through a partnership with Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Nigeria’s sovereign wealth fund.
Duet Private Equity and AMCON (Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria) have signed an agreement to establish an investment fund focused on Nigeria’s fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector.
Novare, a financial services group in South Africa, has launched two retail fund of hedge funds, the Novare Equity Long/Short Retail Fund of Hedge Funds, and the Novare Low Equity Long/Short Retail Fund of Hedge Funds.
Capria has launhed Capria Emerging Managers Fund, a $100m fund that will invest in equity and debt funds targeting early-stage impact businesses across Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
Fairtree Capital, an African investment manager that manages alternative and long only investment portfolios, has recently launched a new division, Fairtree Protea.
Ashburton Investments has successfully concluded the first close of a green debt initiative comprised of debt arising from infrastructure projects under the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) has launched the first MSCI equity ESG index fund in South Africa, the Old Mutual Responsible Investment Equity Index Fund.