MFW4A- Newsletter of the Making Finance Work for Africa Parntership
Making Finance Work for Africa
Issue 84 Newsletter | 10/2013

Bloomfield Investment Corporation

1. Could you briefly introduce your institution?

Bloomfield Investment Corporation is a Credit Rating Agency operating on the African continent. Created in 2007 by Ivorian nationals, Bloomfield is a public limited company with a shareholder capital of 150 000 USD. The agency offers various types of services:

  • Targeted corporate credit risk assessment for commercial and industrial companies, financial institutions, public organisations, sovereign borrowers, and securities issued as part of structured finance (securitisation);
  • Training seminars open to the public;
  • Training seminars in companies (in-situ);
  • Sector risk analysis;
  • Country risk Analysis; and
  • Regional risk analysis.

Bloomfield Investment is based in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire with a representation in Cameroon and soon in Senegal and Kenya. Read More

11.10.2013 | DRC launches program to improve access to financial services
The Congolese government has launched the project "Making access to financial services as possible (MAP)"

10.10.2013 | AFD and IFAD enter partnership to support agricultural investment in sub-Saharan Africa
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed on Tuesday (October 8th) in Rome a €2 million financing agreement to create a platform for the management of agricultural risk (PARM). 

10.10.2013 | Central banks should communicate about exit from unconventional monetary policies, says IMF
Central banks have the tools to limit any volatility resulting from an exit from unconventional monetary policies that helped the global economy begin to recover after the financial crisis in 2008, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  

Partnerships in Mobile Financial Services: Factors for Success
M. Fleming, A. Mitha, M. Hanouch et al. | IFC | 2013    

Local Currency Bond Markets - A Diagnostic Framework
S. Maziad, A. Al-Hassan, G. Pedras et al. | IMF, The World Bank, EBRD, OECD | 2013    

Global Microscope on the Microfinance Business Environment 2013
Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) | Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) | 2013



Financial Inclusion 2020 Global Forum
28.10.2013 – 30.10.2013 | London, United Kingdom  


The 11th Annual South African & African Capital Markets Conference   
31.10.2013 – 01.11.2013 | Cape Town, South Africa


Africa Remittances & Money Transfer Markets Forum
07.11.2013 – 08.11.2013 | Praia, Cape Verde



MFW4A Yearly Report 2012

The report presents the activities conducted by the MFW4A Partnership Secretariat with reference to the key strategic goals set forth in the Partnership's three-year strategy for 2012-2014. The report further highlights significant outcomes during the year in promoting financial sector development in Africa.

Access the new Stakeholder Engagement Web Portal for further information on MFW4A's engagement activities with African financial sector stakeholders. 

Watch the new MFW4A animated presentation. 

Access the Landscaping Microinsurance in Africa Map which provides up-to-date data on microinsurance providers, products, distribution channels, and market trends.

Visit the MFW4A online Donor Projects Database (DPD).

Discover what the international press reports on Africa's financial sectors in our weekly Press Digest - now publicly available on the MFW4A website!

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Secretariat
African Development Bank
Immeuble du Centre de Commerce International d'Abidjan (CCIA)
Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P 1387
Abidjan 01 - Côte d'Ivoire


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