In this month’s issue of Africa Global Funds, we focus on the South African credit market. Sithembiso Garane of Futuregrowth Asset Management writes that after a low first quarter issuance, the listed credit market picked up, registering a R61.65bn gross issuance in Q2 2022 from R57bn in Q1 2022. Read on to find out more on the primary and secondary market activity and outlook on pp. 12-15.
The climate crisis is no longer being seen as a distant threat, according to Philippa Owen of Gray Swan Financial Services. Globally, asset managers are coming together to tackle climate risks, but are there investment opportunities? Find on p.17.
The Russian-Ukrainian war continues to be on the investors’ radar. What’s less well known is that Africa has been particularly hard-hit by the war’s impact. It’s not impossible, however, to mitigate those effects, says Bryan Turner of Spear Capital. Read on p.16.
Finally, we’re reminding you about the AFSIC conference in London this coming October. Verdant Capital has been a supporter of AFSIC – Investing in Africa since its inception and is one of the key sponsors for AFSIC 2022. Learn more on p. 22.
On the fundraising front, Actis, a global investor in sustainable infrastructure, has recently concluded a first close of its real estate fund, Actis West Africa REIF at $45m. More on p.4.