Market Commentary: December 2018

Here are this month’s highlights: Global risk assets saw little festive cheer in December, with stocks experiencing their worst quarterly drop since 2011. Having hit notable highs during the year, equities sold off sharply in December as investors continued to fret...

Market Commentary: November 2018

Here are this month’s highlights: Developed market equity markets staged a rally at month-end on news of a likely trade-compromise between China and the US, and a more dovish tone from the US Federal Reserve. While Emerging Markets benefited from risk-on sentiment,...

Investment in Africa

We released our 2018 Bright Africa research in August. Here is a visual illustration of the Investment in Africa section of our research. For more information on Bright Africa, click here.  ...

Africa’s first infrastructure performance index

We are excited to announce that RisCura is partnering with Africa Investor to launch Africa’s first infrastructure performance index. For years one of the constraints for investment into infrastructure has always been the lack of a benchmark, one of the essential...

Private equity could boost African entrepreneurs

Private equity funds in Africa are increasingly investing in early-stage businesses in the search for earnings growth. This is partially driven by the rising trend in purchase prices of private companies in Africa as indicated by the recently released Bright Africa...

Market Commentary: October 2018

Here are this month’s highlights: October proved to be  a tough month for global risk assets, dubbed Red October by market watchers. Developed and  emerging equities were volatile and ended sharply lower, with a tech sell-off grabbing headlines. Energy prices declined...

Sukuk – a new avenue for funding African infrastructure

In generic terms, economic theory categorises infrastructure assets, as public goods. This means a good or service that is provided without profit to all members of society. The absence of the profit incentive (by default), has placed the provision of public  goods or...