The Middle Africa Opportunity
Middle Africa offers investors access to sustained economic growth, thanks to a wealth of natural resources, an improving political landscape and a growing young and increasingly educated middle class population. Indeed, parallels have been drawn between the Asian Tiger economies in the 1980s and Middle Africa today.
Global investor interest in Middle Africa is being driven by expectations of long-term outperformance relative to developed economies, reflecting robust domestic activity and sustained demand for Africa’s exports. Our mission is simple: to provide our clients with well-researched access to the tremendous investment opportunities that Middle Africa provides. “Africa is at an exceptional, historic crossroad; if there was ever a moment for an entire continent to seize the day, this is it.” Source: PwC Research, 2015
Ecobank Securities, Wealth & Asset Management delivers competitive, value-adding, and tailored portfolio management services for high net worth individuals and institutions. We also offer a one-stop shop experience into African markets with a unique securities and investor services platform.
Ecobank is the only brokerage house in Africa with direct access to the three stock exchanges in West Africa: the Nigeria Stock Exchange, the Ghana Stock Exchange and the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières (BRVM), the regional stock exchange serving the various French West African countries. Our Securities & Investor Services team has an unparalleled expertise in dealing with bands and cross-listed stocks.
With AUM of over US $500 million in over 10 countries, including Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, the Wealth and Asset Management team of 60 professionals, have developed a considerable experience in building a family of mutual funds and unique pan-African products, such as the Ecobank Middle Africa Bond Index Fund, and the Ecobank Africa 8 Macro Fund.
COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES
These comprise our range of in-house investment, fund management and research services – with a clear focus on delivering increased returns over the longer term to individuals, institutional investors and pension trusts.Read more