MDB Private Capital Mobilization Market Failure Elevated at World Bank Meetings

Africa investor (Ai) issued a Memo today entitled “More Smoke & Mirrors: The Calculated Mirage of Adequate MDB Private Capital Mobilization for Africa’s Climate & SDG Investment Goals.” This memo coincides with the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) in Washington DC. The high-level Memo serves as a cautionary note to African …

Africa investor (Ai) at COP28 Newsletter

Ai and Global investors issue Heads of State Call to Action at COP28 Announced during the Leaders Summit at COP28 in Dubai, to fight climate change and deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals announced, Africa investor and 9 other global institutional investment organisations. Announced during the Leaders Summit at COP28 in Dubai, to fight climate change and deliver on the ...

African Climate Investment Awards Shortlist announced at UN Climate Week in New York

The shortlist for the highly coveted NDC Investment Awards, sponsored by the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB), was unveiled at UN Climate Week in New York, following the UN Secretary Generals Ambition Summit. These first-of-their-kind global African climate investment awards, launched at COP27 in Egypt and showcased during the successful Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi, are designed to raise …

African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank Announces $20trn Advisory Board At G7 – Africa Investor Summit

Cornwall, Addis Ababa, Johannesburg, Cairo, Paris, Washington   The African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB), today announced its Advisory Board of African and global institutional investment leaders, representing over $20trn of assets under management and advisement. The announcement took place during the G7-Africa investor Summit, held in association with the G7’s institutional Investor Leaders Network (ILN), on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Cornwall. African …

Abu Dhabi Wealth Fund Targets Africa, Renewables to Lift Returns

(Bloomberg) — Abu Dhabi’s top sovereign wealth fund is looking to Africa and renewable energy to generate greater returns, while relying more on artificial intelligence to mine data and spot new investment opportunities. “With an abundance of natural resources and young, growing and increasingly educated populations, African countries are among those offering the greatest potential for long-term investors,” said Abu …

African Asset Owners Co-investment Partnerships 27 August, 2020

Africa investor (Ai) partners Bloomberg African Asset Owner Series Africa investor (Ai) partners Bloomberg and The Continental Business Network (CBN) on first ever African Asset Owner Series on Co-investment Partnerships. This inaugural event in the series, will feature two panels focused on the African Union’s 5% Infrastructure Investment Agenda and global co-investment partnerships in support of the African Union’s Agenda …

Djibouti sets up sovereign wealth fund, targets $1.5 bln in 10 years

NAIROBI, June 25 (Reuters) – Djibouti is setting up a sovereign wealth fund for domestic and regional investment, aiming to fund it to the tune of $1.5 billion over the next decade, the government said on Thursday. Wealthy nations traditionally use sovereign wealth funds to invest surplus billions overseas to prevent inflation at home, diversify income streams and accumulate savings. …

AUDA-NEPAD confirms Hubert Danso as Chairperson of the Continental Business Network Council

Institutional Investment Leader, Hubert Danso, internationally-renowned infrastructure Investment Advocate, was today formally appointed as the Chairperson of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) Continental Business Network Council (CBN). Mr Danso who held the position as CBN interim Chairperson since September 2019, is also the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Africa investor (Ai) Group and serves as the Chairman of the …

An African Model for This Moment: Local Institutional Funding of Infrastructure

Governments in the region are pushing for more high impact infrastructure investments, but public resources are increasingly under pressure. Kenyan Pension Funds Investment Consortium (KEPFIC) is a leading initiative in Africa investing in infrastructure and private equity with potential for replication.  Building on an initial African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders Forum meeting hosted at the 2017 Africa investor …

Africa investor RegTech Investors Summit Calls for Acceleration of eTrade Negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Area due to COVID-19

Africa investor (Ai) today confirmed it successfully hosted the Africa investor RegTech Investors Consultative Summit, which convened leading RegTech investors from across the continent and globe. The Summit overwhelmingly call called on African Union Heads of State as a consequence of COVID-19 and to protect African economic growth and the digitzation of SME’s, to accelerate the eTrade Negotiations on the …