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Maty Ndiaye, Duet
From Regions / Middle East & Africa July 22, 2015

Profits and pitfalls on private path into Africa

Africa is home to some of the world’s fastest growing economies and an increasing number of investors believe private equity could prove an effective way in. Yet the asset class remains niche and the risks very real

Anthony Cragg, Wells Fargo
From Regions / Middle East & Africa / Nigeria June 24, 2015

MINT a meaningless acronym for four disparate countries

Individually, Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey contain a great deal of value. But they have nothing in common

Jan Dehn, Ashmore
From Regions / Middle East & Africa / Nigeria June 18, 2015

Frontier markets: a good time to take the long view

Frontier markets are volatile, but offer stronger longer-term returns to investors

Mark Mobius, Templeton
From Regions / Middle East & Africa / Nigeria June 15, 2015

Opening up frontier markets

As frontier markets develop, the opportunities available to investors are considerable, but detailed research is required to avoid the pitfalls

Cesar Perez, JP Morgan Private Bank
From Regions / Middle East & Africa / Nigeria January 26, 2015

Bargains to be found as emerging markets fall out of fashion

Most private banks are underweight emerging market equities following a torrid couple of years for these economies, but attractive valuations could represent something of a buying opportunity

Jan Dehn, Ashmore
From Regions / Middle East & Africa / South Africa August 29, 2014

Can election fever prove harmful to investors?

A number of the biggest developing economies have scheduled elections this year but just how big an impact do these polls have on markets?

Ciaran Whelan, Investec
From Regions / Middle East & Africa / South Africa July 29, 2014

London calling as Investec sets sights on UK market

Despite pulling out of the global trust business as well as selling its Australian arm to concentrate on South Africa and the UK, Investec has not ruled out further expansion into other European markets

Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank
From Regions / Middle East & Africa / Nigeria March 25, 2014

Emerging markets down but not out

Political upheavals and the tapering of QE have hit emerging markets hard, but some investors are highlighting the attractive valuations and long-term opportunities available in these economies

Alvaro Sobrinho, Banco Valor
From Regions / Middle East & Africa December 5, 2013

Should investors head to Africa or Asia in the hunt for returns?

Banco Valor’s Alvaro Sobrinho and James Cheo from HSBC Private Bank debate the merits of investing in Africa and Asia

From Regions / Middle East & Africa / South Africa November 25, 2013

Global players find place for Africa on investment map

Africa’s economic growth is attracting global investors, while wealth managers are seeking business among its HNW population

Clive McDonnell, head of global equity strategy at Standard Chartered Private Bank, tells Elliot Smither why he is bullish on US stocks, cautious on Europe and how private clients are feeling this late in the economic cycle.

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