Pension Funds and Private Equity: Unlocking Africa’s Potential (2014)

D. Ashiagbor, N. Satyamurthy, M. Casey et al. | The Commonwealth Secretariat, MFW4A, EMPEA

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 research conducted by the Commonwealth, the Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership Secretariat (MFW4A) and EMPEA, and kindly supported by The Abraaj Group. This joint report provides information that is crucial to a better understanding and appreciation of the pensions industry in Africa, and highlights how private equity offers pension funds a long-term investment opportunity with diversification and the potential to outperform. While the regulatory guidelines in each country vary, recent reforms in some of Africa’s key markets are beginning to make it possible for local institutional investors to participate in the asset class.

Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana, Botswana, Institutional Investors, Pensions, Private Equity
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