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Africa Equity Focus Day - Bloomberg

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : Events 

Last June 2010, AfricaSIF Intern Ike Nwagbara attended a conference on private equity in Africa. 

Here is his account of the event.

"The FIFA World Cup has Africa in the world’s spotlight. Recently, Bloomberg hosted the Africa Equity Focus Day, a seminar designed to educate investors about investing in Africa. A distinguished panel of four experts on the continent were assembled and they included:

  • Daniel Brody – CIO Silk Invest

  • Plamen Monovski – CIO Renaissance Capital

  • Faroo...

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Private Equity Africa

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, In : General 

Last Thursday (June 3, 2010), one of our new AfricaSIF team members, Ike Nwagbara (Masters in Finance from the London Business School), had the opportunity to attend a London-based event on private equity in Africa. Here is a summary of his experience:

“ This was an exciting event. Speakers and panelists, included:

  •  Chris West, Director, Shell Foundation
  • Thomas Ferede, Investment Professional, DPI
  • Kem Ihenacho, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Paresh Shah, Managing Director, Stargate Capital
  • Moderato...

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AfricaSIF promoted at HEC Paris MBA 2010 Social and Sustainable Business Conference

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Saturday, May 29, 2010, In : Events 
The MBAs and career changers attending the HEC Paris MBA 2010 Social and Sustainable Business Conference in Paris were exposed to AfricaSIF as a sidenote in a panel on sustainable investment on Friday. We had an inspired, robust seminar. As the speakers and audience experienced all experienced (and feedback suggests) the material we shared and how we shared it went well. Our panel covered the spectrum of sustainable investment from a broad brief for the panel. Due to lack of long-term plannin...
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