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  • December

    Northern Trust to offer environmental analytics 10 December 2009

    Northern Trust is to offer environmental emission analytics, enabling institutional investors and high net worth individuals across the globe to effectively measure the carbon footprint of their investments.

  • TLG Capital invests in Ghana 02 December 2009

    TLG Capital, a frontier market fund, becomes the largest shareholder in the Swedish Ghana Medical Centre, a private health care provider located in Ghana

  • November

    Helios raises $400 million buyout fund 30 November 2009

    African-focused private equity firm, Helios Investment Partners, has raised $400 million for its second fund

  • Index reveals surge in Africa telecoms investment 27 November 2009

    Africa is set to become a leading investment target for telecoms investors, as underlined by the latest data from the Altimo Index

  • Insparo appoints Africa veteran 23 November 2009

    Insparo Asset Management has appointed Jamie Allsopp to help promote the Insparo Africa & Middle East Fund

  • Invesco to withdraw South African funds 16 November 2009

    Invesco Perpetual is de-registering its fund range in South Africa. The move is due to regulations, which will prevent Invesco from hiring different units of the same banking group as trustees and administrators.

  • Greylock picks J. P. Morgan 10 November 2009

    J.P. Morgan has been appointed by emerging markets manager Greylock Capital Management to provide private equity fund administration.

  • Scipion launches mining fund 04 November 2009

    Scipion Capital, the African hedge fund manager, has launched a mining fund which allows investors to capitalise on the recovery of the junior mining and natural resources sector in Africa.

  • EVI Capital unveils buyout, mezz funds 03 November 2009

    Johannesburg-based private equity firm, EVI Capital Partners, has rolled out two alternative investment funds, for a total of $800 million

  • Feature: South Africa fund leads the way 02 November 2009

    The South African Government Employees Pension Fund is building on its position as the largest pension fund in Africa and setting an example on ESG for the rest of the African continent.

  • October

    Feature: Nigeria, a BRIC in the making 26 October 2009

    As Nigeria approaches the 50th anniversary of its independence in October 2010, it rarely appears in the news headlines for anything other than for corruption, or violence. But these impressions only tell a small part of the story.

  • September

    Old Mutual starts $614m housing fund 17 September 2009

    Old Mutual Investment Group has launched a $614 million housing fund

  • TIAA-CREF ends Africa-Israel investment 15 September 2009

    TIAA-CREF has divested its stake in investment firm, Africa-Israel, following allegations that the firm violates human rights and international law

  • FEATURE: Thames River flows into Africa 14 September 2009

    The credit crunch largely passed Africa by, and the continent is on the cusp of an investment revival, writes Caroline Allen

  • August

    GroFin closes $170 million growth Africa fund 21 August 2009

    GroFin has raised $170 million for its GroFin Africa Fund.

  • July

    Henshaw sets down roots in Africa 24 July 2009

    Hans Stander at Henshaw Capital Partners, talks of "farmers" and "hunters" in African investment, and how that categorisation applies to the first Pan-African private equity fund of funds.

  • Thames River launches Africa fund 22 July 2009

    Thames River Capital has launched a multi-manager fund and hopes to achieve a target net return of 15+% per annum.

  • June

    Following the old silk road 01 June 2009

    A new asset management firm has been built around the trade and investment connections of the old Silk Route between Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Caroline Allen reports

  • March

    News in brief 30 March 2009