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Africa Investment Horizons
New film shows enormous investment opportunities where least expected
A new documentary, “AFRICA INVESTMENT HORIZONS”, premiering at the New York Stock Exchange April 29, shows the tremendous gains being made in Africa’s vibrant emerging markets and proves one surprising fact – that the highest rate of return on direct investment is found on the continent most people think of as an economic wasteland.
With the current
“AFRICA INVESTMENT HORIZONS” presents compelling narratives from international and African business leaders on the tremendous potential of Africa’s emerging markets and how their investments have succeeded beyond expectations despite the challenging business climate. Stories range from the largest equity fund in Africa where the price of entry is $5-million, to a mutual fund in Ghana that has averaged 60% annual returns and requires a minimum investment of about $55.
Big investors have been investing in Africa for more than a decade, but most have kept quiet about the astonishing returns, preferring to keep the investing world’s final frontier to themselves – until now.
“Most people think of Africa as a region rife with wars, disease and poverty, but that is not the Africa of today,” said Pineau, a journalist with more than a decade experience reporting on
The film features the three major avenues for investment in
The film chronicles inspiring stories of dynamic and committed businesspeople working to create a new economic future for
Also featured is the Governor of the Bank of Botswana, whose prudent management of her country’s vast diamond income has not only resulted in one of the highest per capital savings rates in the world, but also allowed the country to offer free education to all and anti-retroviral drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS.
“Typically, one gets high returns where there is little information and little competition,” Teresa Clarke Ellis, Goldman Sachs’s Managing Director of Investment Banking explains in the film. “The capital markets in
Africa’s role as a major player in the global economic field is underscored by the fact that film production funds were generated solely from African sources, including: Noah A. Samara, CEO of Worldspace; Sasol; Coca-Cola Africa; Industrial Development Corporation; Trust Africa; and Open Society Foundation for
The NYSE event is sponsored by IBM’s Global Innovation Outlook and the African Development Bank. After premiering in New York City, the film will be launched at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington on May 6 and the London Stock Exchange in mid-May. The documentary will be screened throughout the
For more information and to view the preview, please visit www.africainvestmenthorizons.com
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