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Private equity

Private equity is an investment opportunity for growing African pension funds: Craig Metherell, Analyst, RisCura

African pension funds with growing asset bases, due to rising incomes, will need to look beyond traditional asset classes to diversify their portfolios. Given private equity’s long-term nature – the typical life cycle of a fund is 8-10 years – the asset class is an obvious choice.

Private Equity

African pension funds a new capital source for private equity?

Africa’s growing pension funds are ‘uniquely aligned’ to unlock the continent’s potential by providing capital to the private equity segment, says EMPEA, the emerging markets private equity association.