African pension funds can play a critical role in the region's private equity industry mobilizing an estimated US$ 29 billion and driving economic development according to new research conducted by The Commonwealth, EMPEA and MFW4A, and supported by The Abraaj Group.
When Alan Greenspan, the then Chairman of the United States Federal Reserve, heard of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, his immediate reaction to the event's potential effects on the financial system was the impact it could have on the payment systems in America, and the knock on affects this would have on the rest of the world. Read More.
Despite the increased attention paid to cross-border banking, there continues to be a lack of comprehensive research and analysis on this topic as the basis for developing a coordinated policy agenda. A new report, officially launched at the MFW4A 2014 Partnership Forum, aims to fill this gap by presenting the facts, challenges and opportunities of cross-border banking in Africa.
We wish to thank everyone who participated at the Partnership Forum in Dakar, Senegal. If you missed the event, any of the sessions or simply want to revisit your favourite presentation, powerpoint slides are now available on the Forum website. You can also view a selection of photos from the Forum here.