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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...

 

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...

 

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.

 

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...

 

What is the state of the equity market in Ghana?

 

Ghana’s debt market shows an interesting picture of growth and change, especially in the past five years to 2018. A major fillip to this growth is the government’s use of the debt market as one of the major platforms for raising domestic debt to support its yearly budgetary shortfalls. Similarly, private investor participation in the market...