Currently, seven out of ten of the world's fastest growing economies are in Africa, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and investors are keenly aware of the continent's economic promise. Approximately 80 percent of global institutional investors surveyed by the IMF have a positive view on future performance of investments in Africa.
However, there is a divergence between the substance of the African finance dialogue and the practical realities faced by the players actually financing projects across the continent. Discussions tend to be overly broad and do not cater to the practical challenges encountered by relevant players working in the sector.
The Corporate Council on Africa’s Finance Program facilitates practical discussions for key players and provides access to CCA members who want exposure to activities in the finance space.
The Finance Working Group hosts African Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on a regular basis to discuss key issues surrounding investing and doing financial business in their market, such as challenges encountered with specific projects, public finance, regional financial integration, local currency financing, project financing, FX risk management and capital controls.
Recaps on past CCA Finance Working Groups are available by clicking here.
For more information on the Finance Program, please contact the Director.