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Chioma Nwankwo, Fidelity Bank

Mentorship helps Asian and African women to power ahead

Encouraging rising talent is crucial to helping women break the glass ceiling

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Private View Blog: Is private equity the ideal way to tap into African growth?

Private equity seems well suited to opening up the African continent to foreign investors, but deal flows remain small

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Private View Blog: Wallabies and springboks thriving on Isle of Man

South African investors and expats see the Isle of Man as safe haven for both their asserts and their families

Rémi Frank, BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas senses growth opportunities among Middle Eastern and German elites

The ‘key client’ group at BNP Paribas Wealth Management has found rich pickings in Asia and is now shifting attention to other markets, says its boss Rémi Frank

Abhishek Sharma, Foundation Holdings

Gulf states experience growing pains as region transforms

The Gulf states and the family run businesses, where much of the region’s wealth is concentrated, are confronting similar challenges as both face up to an era of change

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Oil price fluctuations hampering GCC reforms

The oil-rich states of the Gulf Cooperation Council may talk about the need to diversify their economies and open themselves up to foreign investment, but any pick-up in the oil price seems to go hand in hand with reforms being put on the back burner

Sofiane Lahmar, DPI

Burgeoning middle class fuels growth in Africa’s banking sector

There is more to Africa than natural resources. Private equity opportunities can be found within markets like Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire, but companies with a regional strategy are most attractive  

Craig Arenhold, StatPro South Africa

Best to invest overseas warn South Africa’s wealth managers

South Africa’s private banks may excel in their use of technology, but the country itself faces myriad economic and political problems

Ousmene Mandeng, New Sparta Asset Management

Long-term mindset needed to get the most out of Africa

Africa is brimming with opportunity, but investors should spread their nets widely and look beyond commodity producers towards other sectors such as infrastructure and consumer-driven industries

Karim El Solh, Gulf Capital

Why there is more to the Gulf than oil

Karim EL Solh, CEO of Gulf Capital, talks to Yuri Bender about the impact of low oil prices on the GCC and why private equity may be the best investment route into the region

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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