Knowledge

New Opportunities In Financial Inclusion

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Date: 12 October 2022

The financial ecosystem in Africa is reaching an exciting new phase of development, especially in terms of the provision of financial services for the underbanked and unbanked. Inclusive financial institutions (IFIs) focusing on this segment of the market, and rather than traditional banks, continue to be at the vanguard of financial inclusion. For the IFI sector to continue expanding, it must attract additional capital, which in turn requires commercial success. The 2010s was a period of rapid evolution in important technologies, including mobile wallets, mobile payments, and means of data acquisition and aggregation. The middle and latter parts of the decade […]

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Specialisation of private asset classes in Africa – a growing theme?

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Date: 16 August 2022

During 2021 only eight Vintage I funds in Africa reached first close in the year.  Looking at Vintage I funds is an interesting reference point for the direction of change in the market overall.   It is consistent with a theme we have seen in the market over the last few years – the growth in the number of specialist fund managers – while certain of the traditional large cap generalist pan-African players have battled raising capital for their new vintages, or in one or two cases have left the market altogether.  We have seen demand from limited partners, for […]

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