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Short-term insurer expands into Africa

Following short-term insurer Santam’s strong interim results, the business is pushing forward with strategic expansion into Africa in partnership with Sanlam Emerging Markets. As part of this expansion, Santam Specialist Business has launched a Seamless Specialist…
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Standard Bank wins 18 Awards

Standard Bank Group collected 18 prestigious awards that validate its client-centric philosophy and extensive network in Africa, at the recent Sibos conference in Boston.  Two of the accolades were awarded to Standard Bank at the…
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Evaluate the real Africa

There’s no doubt that Africa is rising, growing at a rapid pace, and the need for investment grows with it. However, as Professor Ben Turok warned during the Evaluation Cooperation Group’s Spring 2014 meeting at…
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PFP strengthens its African connections

    PFP Insurance Broker’s (PFP) focus on support for local brokers, service mentality and innovation in African markets has resulted in significant income growth in 12 months, reports Paul Lewis, PFP’s head of African…
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The challenge to satisfy investors and regulators

From the largest institutions to the smallest boutiques, today’s asset managers all face similar, well-documented challenges: regulatory requirements, pressure on fees, shrinking margins and more cautious investors. But for the start-up boutique, one overarching challenge in particular can create a major barrier to entry – the ‘institutionalisation’ of the industry.
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Financing options for power projects across Africa

Private equity investments into Africa were up by 136% in 2013 (with a huge chunk of that going to power and infrastructure projects). Pension funds and sovereign wealth funds are also increasingly looking into long term power projects to fund, with lenders working hard to develop debt financing models to keep up with Africa’s power market.
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Stanbic Bank launches BIZPROTECT

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can now look forward to a new business insurance offering, courtesy of Stanbic Bank Botswana. The Bank today launched BIZPROTECT, a first for Botswana, which bundles various major insurance risks into one product.