RisCura has been named the best’ Risk Management Solution’ and ‘Best Research and Data Provider: Private Equity’ for the second year in a row at the seventh annual Africa Global Funds (AGF) Service Providers Awards. The awards acknowledge outstanding work on the part of Fund Service Providers covering Africa and are the only awards on the continent.

According to Cami Mbulawa, Head of Alternative Investments Services at RisCura, the awards are a recognition of the firm’s commitment to investing with care.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition as the leading risk manager and research provider in Africa for the second year. These awards are a testament to our philosophy, our expertise, hard work, and our positive impact on the industry,”

Mbulawa says reliable and accurate performance measures are essential for benchmarking performance and fundraising. Mbulawa points out that reliable data is also essential to manage any downside of investing in private equity and identify opportunities.

“Investing in Private Equity has unique risks, requiring strict governance and reporting standards, to realise the upside. This requires private equity firms to expand their reporting on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects in the underlying portfolio companies to drive inclusive economic growth and better manage risks.”

RisCura offers independent valuations, valuation support services, risk and reporting, fund documentation review and investment monitoring services to emerging African markets.

“Driving this investment philosophy is the belief that well-managed and well-governed private equity investments can transform the economy and transform lives.”