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More insights into Investing in Africa – from our fund managers

If you enjoyed the Guide to Investing in Africa, you’ll really enjoy these insights from our fund managers.

Has Zimbabwe become more investor friendly?

Under new leadership, the country appears to be more investor friendly, with the scrapping of the indigenization policy of 51% local ownership for companies. The Reserve Bank has created the Sim Portfolio Investment Fund to encourage new investors, but the country is still plagued with currency shortages.

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Active Management in Africa

Watch Kathy Davey, Africa investment specialist at Ashburton Investments talk about the following:

  1. What are the advantages of choosing active management over a tracker in Africa?

  2. Cost mean trackers lag index.

  3. Access better opportunities.

  4. Exposure to more countries.

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Africa a diversifier

Watch Paul Clark, Africa investment specialist at Ashburton Investments talk about the opportunity to use Africa investments to diversify your portfolio.

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Africa rising’ narrative

Watch Paul Clark, Africa investment specialist at Ashburton Investments talk about the “Africa rising narrative”.

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