Institutional Investors Warm to Africa

VIDEO: Africa is seen as an increasingly attractive destination for instutional assets, according to a recent report from Invest AD and the Economist Intelligence Unit

Holly Cook 24 January, 2012 | 3:23PM

George Grumbar, Producer at MerchantCantos, talks to Mohammed Al Hashemi, head of asset management at Invest AD, about the reasons for this increased move.

George Grumbar: Invest AD has released a report, Into Africa, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit and based on a survey of institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies, why did you commission this report?

Mohammed Al Hashemi: We at Invest AD have a number of funds invested in Africa, and over the course of the past year in particular we've detected increasing interest in allocating capital towards that continent. So with the survey what we wanted to do is to get a better gauge of the scale of that increasing interest and we're actually quite pleased by the results of the survey.

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