Ghana Articles & Analysis

Ghana continues to be one of the most stable countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has developed substantially over the years. Now one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, the country is starting to move away from traditional resource dependency. However, it faces the challenge of ensuring the widest benefit from that expansion, given its growing and increasingly urbanised population.

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The revision of investment guidelines for private pension funds in 2017 has rekindled local interest in private equity (PE), giving some local PE fund managers a reason to focus their fundraising lens on private pension funds. This push, as advocated for by industry stakeholders, will enable pension funds to invest directly and make an impact...

 

What is the state of the equity market in Ghana?

 

After a surge in stock prices in 2017 that saw the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) become the best performing exchange globally, the GSE experienced a significant set back, posting net declines in 2018. Nevertheless, the strong performance of the country’s main index in 2017 has renewed interest in the market as a means of raising capital and made...

 

Avoiding a crisis in the investment industry will involve a clear-headed, firm approach from the regulator. Media coverage has mostly highlighted failed banks and the crisis in the banking sector, but few firms in the broader financial services industry have been left unscathed. Across the industry, firms that may have been exposed to the...

 

The period of easily raising funds from abroad seems to be coming to an end for emerging markets around the world. In the new environment of higher interest rates in the US and increased competition for capital flows, portfolio managers are becoming more selective with where they place their money.

 

The Ghana Alternative Market (GAX) – established in 2013 as an equity market for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – has had a slow start, signing up only five companies as of January 2019. One reason for the low uptake has been the, until recently, relatively muted performance of the main exchange. The Ghana Stock Exchange Composite...