Africa’s capital markets are lucrative, thanks to the continent’s growing economies and a rise in the middle-class population. The markets are however, not without their challenges and complexities. Fortunately, the Standard Bank is here to close that gap. The bank boasts of having deep knowledge of the African market, making it best suited to help investors minimize exposure to risk. Currently, the bank offers these services in 15 other African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, among others. Recently, The Standard Bank announced the launch of investor services in Cote d’Ivoire. The West African region has great potential for growth and has seen increased demand for both international and regional investors. Read more at Africa.com
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Africans in the diaspora hold substantial amounts of financial assets. These include equity, property, and savings and retirement accounts. Africa needs this wealth to channel it to productive investments. One of these investments is the continent’s capital markets. The IMF predicted a 6.1 % growth in the Sub-Saharan Africa economy, compared to only 1% in Euro Zone. Investing in Africa will not only be a benefit for you, but also for local businesses and entrepreneurs who will grow their businesses. With investor services like those being offered by Standard Bank, putting your money into securities in Africa has never been easier. Do you agree that African capital markets provide a great opportunity for investment? Share.