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African Eurobonds suffer as commodity prices slump

"The rally that we saw influencing the asset class in Africa in the first part of 2014 probably won’t be repeated," says Albin Kakou, fixed-income portfolio manager at Silk Invest. "Investors will need to take on a much more granular view on Africa to ...

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January 22, 2015
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Hedge Fund Manager SilkInvest Launches Fixed Income Frontier Fund

New York (HedgeCo.net) – In a move that shows that product innovation is still alive and well, Silk Invest, an asset management firm regulated by the FSA, has just announced the launch of its new UCITS Luxembourg domiciled fund. Focused on frontier ...

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September 30, 2009
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Kolo Touré backs investment fund targeting wealthy African footballers

The African Opportunities for Footballers Fund was developed in collaboration with Liverpool defender Kolo Touré, currently representing Côte d’Ivoire at the World Cup in Brazil. Touré initially approached Silk Invest as a private investor looking ...

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June 18, 2014
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ETHIOPIA: Silk Invest buys stake in NAS Foods

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June 18, 2012
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Zin Bekkali: frontiersman puts faith in new economies

Launching a business in the throes of a financial crisis is hardly good timing but Silk Invest, a frontier and emerging market specialist asset manager based in London, has emerged from a difficult birth in May 2008 into a growing boutique.

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July 24, 2011
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Egypt's market adjusts to 'new normal'

But Hesham Saad, Cairo-based investment director at emerging markets asset manager Silk Invest, said that by stabilising the Egyptian pound and making investors more confident, the aid from the Gulf had started money flowing through the economy again.

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January 27, 2014
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Part One: Ethiopia a rising star for sourcing garments

Ethiopia is fast becoming a rising star for sourcing garments. The country’s efforts to build its ... According to investment management company Silk Invest, Ethiopia is the fifth fastest growing economy in Africa, the third highest in the world for ...

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March 6, 2014
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Silk Invest plans 150 mln euro Africa Food Fund

Silk, which already has total assets under management worth 130 million euros, plans to deploy the African Food Fund into Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia Kenya and Egypt, said chief investment officer Daniel Broby. "We are not wanting to own agricultural land ...

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November 11, 2011
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Silk Invest launches African Lions and Arab Falcons equity funds

London-based asset management firm Silk Invest has launched the Luxembourg-domiciled African Lions and Arab Falcons fund. The portfolio managers, based in London, Cairo, Casablanca and Johannesburg, plan to build up their holdings cautiously, taking ...

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April 15, 2009
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Nine finance hubs of the future

Read: How to make $8 million on Kickstarter Since its inception four years ago, the CFCA says it has attracted over 50 companies including BNP Paribas, AIG, Clifford Chance, Silk Invest and Boston Consulting Group to name a few. While Casablanca\'s ranking ...

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April 20, 2015
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Nigeria Overtaking South Africa Masks Poverty Trap: Economy

“Reducing poverty and inequality requires not just economic growth ... said Funmi Akinluyi, investment director at Silk Invest, a frontier markets specialist based in London. “Growth in Nigeria has not been inclusive in decades,” she said in an ...

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March 18, 2014
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Zimbabwe: exchange plans IPO to draw in foreign investors

Daniel Broby, chief investment officer at Silk Invest said: “The first thing to say about the stock exchange, is that it has been around a while now. It proved to be the only way through hyperinflation in which many investors were able to preserve their ...

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May 23, 2013
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Silk Invest / Danfonds Team to Launch 2 new Hedge Funds

Specialist asset management firm, Silk Invest Ltd, has acquired Danfonds Frontier Fund SPC., a Cayman based hedge fund, in an all equity deal, Silk Invest also bought majority share in Danfonds Frontier Fund SPC, which will be renamed Silk Invest ...

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January 4, 2009
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Buhari win boosts Nigeria's market prospects

"A lot of the uncertainty was taken away," says Zin Bekkali, the chief executive of fund manager Silk Invest. As a sign of confidence in the election's winners, the Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index rose by 14% from 27 March to 2 April. Bekkali ...

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The Africa Report
June 1, 2015
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Sanusi: An Alternative Funding Strategy is Needed for Healthcare, Social Welfare

Silk Invest, FMO Investment Management, Japan Bank for International; Cooperation; Citigroup Global Market, Goldman Sachs, HSBC Holdings, J.P. Morgan, Nomura International, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UF, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bank of America ...

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June 25, 2015
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silk invest and bramer partner to launch

The new fund will be domiciled in Mauritius, where Bramer is also headquartered, and will invest in local currency fixed income opportunities across emerging Africa. Silk Invest, which is an emerging market bond specialist, said Bramer’s local knowledge ...

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April 24, 2014
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Silk Invest to launch $150m PE fund

The United Kingdom-based asset management firm Silk Invest will launch a $150 million (Dh550.9m) private equity fund to invest in South African food sector, its senior executive told Emirates Business. The fund expects to raise over one-third of its assets ...

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April 4, 2010
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Silk Invest Limited - Egypt

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April 6, 2015
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A gateway to west Africa, Ghana is about to take off

The regulatory environment in Ghana is also conducive. “The government’s policy is to support foreign investment,” says Nigel Bannerman, investment director at Silk Invest. “Ghana is a very open culture and country. People find it more manageable ...

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July 15, 2012
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Zambia Overstretching Debt With $4.5 Billion Bond Sales

head of fixed income at London-based Silk Invest Ltd., said by phone Jan. 30. Zambia’s borrowings rose to 27 percent of the country’s $19.2 billion economy at the end of 2011, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The government is financing road ...

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February 4, 2013
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Silk Invest Launches Into Frontier Markets

London-based Silk Invest has launch a fourth emerging markets hedge fund, this one focusing on frontier markets. The Silk Road Equity Fund will invest in such economies in Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, Fund Strategy reports. The UCITS III ...

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May 24, 2010
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Silk Invest launching Africa food fund

DAKAR (Reuters) - Growth rates that outstrip the developed world are drawing emerging markets asset manager Silk Invest to open a 100 million euro fund to invest in African food processing and sales, the company said. The London-based firm, which takes its ...

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April 12, 2010
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Dubai Sukuk Returns as Emaar Seeks $2 Billion: Islamic Finance

Emaar’s sukuk will need to yield between 6.5 percent and 7 percent, said Silk Invest Ltd., a London-based fund that specializes in frontier markets. Dubai World’s debt restructuring and a recovery in the emirate’s property market bodes well for ...

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January 23, 2011
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Three African private equity trends for 2013

UK-based frontier market investment firm Silk Invest recently published its outlook for 2013. Silk Invest manages the African Food Fund, a private equity fund that invests in processed food, beverages and quick-service restaurant companies on the continent.

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January 15, 2013
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Silk Invest acquires a majority stake in Danfonds Frontier Funds SPC

Silk Invest, a specialist asset management firm, has acquired Danfonds Frontier Fund SPC, a Cayman based hedge fund, in an all equity deal. Danfonds Frontier Fund SPC will be renamed Silk Invest Frontier Fund SPC and Danfonds Investment Management (Cayman ...

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January 5, 2009
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Silk Invest and Bramer partner to launch emerging Africa bond fund

Silk Invest has partnered with Bramer Asset Management to launch a pan-African bond fund. The new fund will be domiciled in Mauritius, where Bramer is also headquartered, and will invest in local currency fixed income opportunities across emerging Africa.

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April 24, 2014
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African local bonds – an untapped opportunity?

Historically, the dominance of pension funds in many domestic markets and their preference for buy and hold strategies has limited the development of a secondary market, said Malick Badjie, head of investment solutions at Silk Invest. But that is changing ...

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October 20, 2014
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Silk Invest plans private equity African food fund

LONDON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Specialist frontier market investment manager Silk Invest is planning to launch a private equity fund to invest in African food-related industries in markets such as Egypt, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Daniel Broby, chief investment ...

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November 11, 2010
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Silk Invest launches fund for African Footballers ahead of World Cup

Opalesque Industry Update - Silk Invest and Kolo Touré announce that Silk Invest will launch an African Opportunties for Footballers Fund in collaboration with Kolo Toure. The fund will be the first fund of its kind that will provide African footballers ...

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June 11, 2014
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Silk Invest sees opportunities in Africa’s food industry

Why did Silk Invest decide to launch the Africa Food Fund? The food industry is Africa’s most attractive investment area. Silk Invest estimates that there will be 500 million new consumers in Africa in the coming 15 years. Not all these consumers will be ...

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December 5, 2010
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Rosemont Investment Partners invests in Silk Invest

Private equity firm Rosemont Investment Partners has invested in frontier markets investment firm Silk Invest, according to a joint news release. Rosemont’s investment in Silk was the third investment made from Rosemont Partners III, LP, said David D.

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July 10, 2013
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Silk Invest Ltd successfully launches two new equity funds.

Pressbox (Press Release) - Silk Invest Ltd, an asset management firm regulated by the FSA, announced that it has achieved its ambition to become a leading specialist in Arab and African equities, by successfully launching its Luxembourg domiciled African ...

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March 31, 2009
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Silk Invest To Launch Frontier Fund Including Pakistan Reigon

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Specialist asset management boutique Silk Invest has announced the launch of a new UCITS III frontier fund, The Silk Road Equities fund, which will invest in Africa, the Middle East and the Caucasus and Caspian region. The fund ...

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May 23, 2010
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OFI agrees African and Arab equities mandate with Silk Invest

French asset management firm OFI has handed specialist boutique Silk Invest a mandate to open out its existing BRIC fund to the African and Arabian equity markets. The OFI Multi Select BRIC fund is set to be rebranded as a ‘BRICA’ fund, with a manager ...

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September 8, 2011
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Silk Invest cuts Saudi, Qatar exposure amid Arab unrest

Niche frontier markets manager Silk Invest is reducing exposure in Saudi Arabia and Qatar and moving to cash as it takes a cautious approach following political unrest in Egypt, a top executive said on Wednesday. London-based Silk Invest, which invests in ...

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February 1, 2011
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just the answer - Zin Bekkali, Silk Invest

UK-based investment firm Silk Invest announced last week that it is establishing an EUR100m (US$136m) fund to invest in Africa's food industry. In this month's just the answer, chief executive Zin Bekkali spoke to Katy Humphries about the vast potential ...

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April 21, 2010
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John Bates to head fixed income at Silk Invest

Silk Invest, a specialist asset management firm that recently launched equity funds investing in the Middle East and Africa, has hired John Bates to spearhead its move into frontier fixed income. Bates, formerly head of credit research for Africa at ...

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Hedge Week
April 20, 2009
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Rosemont travels Silk road

Private equity firm Rosemont Investment Partners has agreed to supply equity funding to Silk Invest, an asset boutique which specialises in frontier markets, in a rare foray out of its US stomping ground. Silk manages a total of $200m in four equity ...

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Financial News
July 9, 2013
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Silk Invest plans 150 mln euro Africa Food Fund

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Specialist frontier market investment manager Silk Invest said it would soon close on a 150 million euro private equity fund for Africa, which it plans to invest in food processing, storage and distribution.Silk, which already has ...

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November 12, 2011
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Silk Invest plans private equity African food fund

Daniel Broby, chief investment officer of Silk Invest, which already runs several frontier market equity and fixed-income funds, said the aim was to raise 150 million euros (127 million pounds) by the time of the fund's second close. Broby told Reuters the ...

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November 11, 2010
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Silk Invest plans 150 mln euro Africa Food Fund

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Specialist frontier market investment manager Silk Invest said it would soon close on a 150 million euro private equity fund for Africa, which it plans to invest in food processing, storage and distribution. Silk, which already has ...

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November 12, 2011
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Hedge Fund Sells Majority Stake To Silk Invest

Silk Invest, a specialist asset management firm, has acquired Danfonds Frontier Fund, a Cayman Island-based hedge fund, in an all equity deal. Following the transaction, Daniel Broby, chief executive officer of Danfonds, will become the chief investment ...

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December 31, 2008
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Nigerian’s Changing Diet Unveils a Market of 170 Million

While Nigerian stocks overall are cheap relative to regional peers, consumer shares have been bid up to lofty levels by international buyers including Silk Invest Ltd. and Tundra Fonder AB. Nigeria’s currency gained less than 0.1 percent to 162.80 per ...

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July 1, 2014
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African Fund Giant Seeks to Tap Growing Demand for Debt

Africa-based fund manager Stanlib Asset Management is to join Momentum Investments, Silk Invest and Investec Asset Management in offering an Africa Fixed Income fund from October this year. The launch from the 542 billion rand ($50.7 billion) asset manager ...

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June 16, 2014
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2015 Outlook For Core Africa Markets Positive, Says Malick Badjie

GRI sat down with Malick Badjie, director and head of Investment Solutions at Silk Invest, to discuss investment outlook in core African markets for 2015 and beyond. Well let us take Nigeria, for example. Currently 80 to 85% of its revenue comes from oil.

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December 14, 2014
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Food for thought: How Silk Invest plans to make money in Africa

UK-based frontier market investment firm Silk Invest sees significant opportunities in Africa’s food and beverages industry. Silk Invest manages the Africa Food Fund, a private equity fund that invests in processed food, beverages and quick-service ...

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October 7, 2011
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Silk Invest targets Africa and Middle East regions

Silk Invest, which was set up in 2008, is launching two Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS- regulated funds - one focused on Africa and one on the Middle East. The former head of Commerzbank's asset management arm, Heinz Hockmann, is chairman of the new firm, and ...

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March 24, 2009
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Investor plans €150m African food sector fund

Specialist frontier investment manager Silk Invest hopes to establish the private equity fund, through which it intends to invest in the African food processing, storage and distribution sectors. “We are not wanting to own agricultural land, but we want ...

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November 16, 2011
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Q&A: Africa’s 2015 Outlook Remains Positive Despite Challenges

GRI sat down with Malick Badjie, director and head of Investment Solutions at Silk Invest, to discuss investment outlook in core African markets for 2015 and beyond. Well let us take Nigeria, for example. Currently 80 to 85 percent of its revenue comes ...

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December 15, 2014
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Silk Invest taps Nigeria, Egypt for bond fund

Niche frontier markets manager Silk Invest is reducing exposure to frothy dollar-denominated Middle Eastern debt in favor of African bond markets, where it sees strong economic growth driving down bond yields. "I am extremely positive on the outlook for ...

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November 17, 2010
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Silk Invest targets Africa and Middle East regions

Silk Invest, which was set up in 2008, is launching two Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS- regulated funds - one focused on Africa and one on the Middle East. The former head of Commerzbank's asset management arm, Heinz Hockmann, is chairman of the new firm, and ...

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March 24, 2009
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Morocco Ranks Third Most E-Commerce-Friendly State in Africa

The big financial city of Casablanca has managed to attract business heavyweights and over 100 companies, including BNP Paribas, American International Group (AIG), international law firm Clifford Chance, Silk Invest, and Boston Consulting Group to name a few.

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December 28, 2014
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Emerging Frontiers Launches Equity Crowdfunding Platform to Help the ‘Missing Middle’ of Small Businesses in the Developing World

Virgil, a serial entrepreneur and founding partner of Pathfinder Capital, a frontier markets investment advisor, is joined by an experienced team of finance professionals to include Baldwin Berges, the former managing director of Silk Invest; and Mark ...

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January 12, 2015
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Frontier markets set for a bright year

Bekkali launched Silk Invest in mid-2008 following spells at Fortis Investments and consultancy group Bain. The firm, which is headquartered in London with offices in Cairo, Nairobi, Casablanca, Dubai and The Hague, manages both UCITS and private equity ...

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January 11, 2012
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