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Barak Mikopo Development Fund Update: A Strong Pipeline for Q2 2018 Emerges

Barak Mikopo Development Fund Update: A Strong Pipeline for Q2 2018 Emerges

March 2018 – The Barak Mikopo Development Credit Fund, now in its second year of operation, has built up a particularly strong pipeline in Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, and approaches the second quarter of the year in a healthy position to grow the Fund’s AUM to a respectable level. There are a variety of sectors that the Fund is currently looking at and continues to grow its footprint across the African continent.

Zimbabwe Update: What’s next as the country enters a new era?

Zimbabwe Update: What’s next as the country enters a new era?

Harare, Nov 22nd 2017 – Early Tuesday evening, November 21st, ex-President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe tendered his resignation with immediate effect as an impeachment hearing to remove him from office was underway in the capital. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him on Monday.

African Development Bank Report: Trade Finance in Africa

African Development Bank Report: Trade Finance in Africa

AfDB, October 2017 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released its second Trade Finance in Africa survey report: “Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges”. Building on the findings of the maiden 2013 survey, this new report (covering the period 2013–2014) goes even further to discuss new findings within the trade finance landscape in Africa. The objective of this report is to deepen the understanding of the challenges facing bank-intermediated trade finance in Africa.

Emerging Market Fund Managers Invest USD22 Billion in Deals: H1 2017

Emerging Market Fund Managers Invest USD22 Billion in Deals: H1 2017

EMPEA, August 2017 – Capital deployed in EM transactions by Fund Managers represents the highest half-year total since EMPEA began reporting on EM investments in 2008. Private capital fund managers, encompassing private equity, infrastructure and private credit funds, invested US$22 billion in disclosed deals in emerging markets in the first six months of 2017.

The World Bank & UNCTAD: Responsible Agricultural Investments Workshop 2017

The World Bank & UNCTAD: Responsible Agricultural Investments Workshop 2017

 

Johannesburg, South Africa – On July 12th, the World Bank and UNCTAD hosted a Private Sector Workshop on Responsible Agricultural Investment day, aimed at Emerging Markets and in particular a strong focus on Africa. With Barak’s continuous drive to be the leading alternative financier in Africa and to maintain a focus on responsible investing with its borrowers and projects, two Barak members attended and found the discussions particularly interesting and useful.

Fixed Income and Africa-focused Funds Lead Resurgence in Q1 2017

Fixed Income and Africa-focused Funds Lead Resurgence in Q1 2017

HedgeNews Africa Q2 2017 Publication – Fixed Income Funds in the HedgeNews Africa database continued to make gains through March 2017, the HedgeNews Africa Quarterly Journal of the African Alternatives and Hedge Fund Community publication noted. The publication furthermore announced that Africa-focused funds also had a solid start to the year, with the HedgeNews Africa Pan-Africa/AME Index sitting 2.82% higher for the quarter.