• Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Botswana Investment & Trade Centre; Jumo; BVI Finance; FSD Africa;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: responsAbility; SBM; CDC; Proparco; IFC; BIO;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: African Development Bank; Mauritius International Financial Centre; AFMI;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Frontera Capital; ens; Jersey Finance; TCX;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: UK aid; ada microfinance; ABAX; Verdant Capital;
  • Recently confirmed Gold Sponsors: Confident Asset Management Limited; RSM; LCF Securities;
  • AFSIC 2017: 3rd - 5th May 2017, Park Plaza Riverbank, London, UK

Panel: Issues and Opportunities surrounding Raising Debt for African Financial Services companies both within Africa and Externally

12:10 - 12:50

– An examination of foreign appetite, and trends towards African Financial Services Debt Issuance

– The development of Local Debt Capital Markets and the role that these Markets can play in providing Debt Capital

– Issues relating to structuring Debt Issues that have arisen as a result of the recent slowdown in some African economies

– Structure of demand from foreign investors including an examination of risk appetite, tenor, Local currency issuance etc


  • Bunmi Akinremi Deputy Group CEO/MD, Investment Banking - United Capital, Pan-African
  • James Doree Managing Director - Lion's Head Global Partners, Pan-African
  • Ed Higenbottam Managing Director - Verdant Capital, Pan-African
  • Ashwin Mahabaleswara CFA, CIM Director - Debt Investments  |  RM - Asia, Africa and the Middle East - DWM Asset Management, LLC, Pan-African
  • James Marshall Senior Portfolio Manager - Enko Capital Management

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