The World to Africa

How are global investors making the most of the Africa opportunity? What is the case for investing into African markets today? What is driving people to act or to hold back from investing? Where are the triggers for greater flows into Africa's markets?

Global Investor Making Africa Opportunity

Local market reforms are the key driver of increased investments into Africa

Many global investors focus on ratings and index benchmarks as determinants of investment flows – but in Africa market reforms (largely around currency and FX controls) appear to be a more significant driver of new AUM into the region.

FX liquidity is a core challenge for Africa-bound investors

Managing currency limits and navigating Africa’s FX landscape is a core challenge for global investors as they seek to deploy and repatriate capital in today’s volatile market conditions.

34% of investors will grow their Africa investments in 2022

After the volatility of 2020/2021, global investors are ready and able to deploy fresh capital into African markets – with Asian investors notably bullish on the continent in 2022.

Africa is a fintech region above all today

Although investors have traditionally focused on natural resources and finance stocks across Africa, today’s investors are drawn by the significant growth of the region’s fintech sector above all else.

76% of investors plan to grow their African investments

Only 14% of investors have no plans to invest in Africa – whilst a small 10% have reached their maximum target exposures for the continent. This leaves significant growth opportunities for investors who range from taking their first steps to understand the markets, all the way to those who are looking to deploy spare capacity into Africa’s markets

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