Structured Credit and Political Risk Insurance Report and Market Update

Introduction Gallagher’s Structured Credit and Political Risk semi-annual Market Update informs our clients, both existing and prospective, of the capacity available in the commercial insurance market. Capacity is broken down between each insurer (whether Lloyd’s syndicate or insurance company) showing their maximum line size and policy tenor, as well as… Read More

Navigating Brazil’s 2018 Election: What Investors Can Expect

Right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro from the Social Liberal Party (PSL) and Fernando Haddad of the leftist Worker’s Party (PT) are now set to face each other in the runoff election on 28 October. Bolsonaro led a crowded field of 13 presidential contenders with 46% of the total vote,… Read More

Africa Voices

Welcome to Africa Voices, a special publication from the Actis Macro Forum. Actis has been on the ground in Africa for over 70 years now, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos, Nairobi and Cairo today, but with investments across the continent in all of our principal asset classes – Energy, Real… Read More

Africa Risk-Reward Index – June 2018

2017 was a challenging year for many African economies. But significant political changes, particularly in Southern African, and improved commodity prices have turned the tide for many markets. Africa’s largest markets – Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt – have all improved their Risk-Reward scores, but we also find many smaller… Read More

Investing in Africa’s Small and Growing Businesses

The handbook “Investing in Africa’s Small and Growing Businesses”, a new tool to foster the development of early-stage SME investment in Africa and encourage the rise of new investors on the continent. The primary objective of this handbook is to provide an operative document for the future investment companies of… Read More

M&A Opportunities: A Focus on Nigeria and Malaysia

It goes without saying that elections matter when investors are looking at the attractiveness of M&A opportunities. Pending elections can freeze a market like no other political event. Conversely, elections can trigger speculative investment, driving investors with a low aversion to risk to get first-mover advantage under a new government. Read More

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