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  • LatAm fund industry: the benefits of outsourcing

    The Latin American investor market is evolving. Looking at markets from Miami to São Paulo, advisers, wealth managers, fund selectors and institutional investors are all witnessing the same change: Latin American investors are opening up to new investment opportunities and approaches as regional GDP continues to rise.

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  • Blockchain and Private Equity: a marriage made in heaven?

    Blockchain is the “buzzword” of 2018 but does it have any real use and purpose in relation to private equity? Blockchain is growing in popularity across multiple industries with new applications emerging, but in reality what are the potential benefits for private equity managers in embracing this new technology?

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  • Luxembourg strengthens its regulatory regime as it prepares for Brexit

    Luxembourg is well established as the second largest funds domicile globally, after the US, with a record number of assets under management (AUM) of over EUR 4 trillion. As we edge closer to the Brexit deadline of 30 March 2019 with still a lot of uncertainty for the funds market, Luxembourg’s regulatory body Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) has been ahead of the curve in demonstrating that the country is open for business and bolstering its regulatory regime to further enhance its position on the global stage.

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Digitisation to accelerate African deal origination

In Africa, investors spend significant time and resources in originating quality deals. Add into the mix the comparably small size of African transactions in relation to the global M&A market, and investors find themselves constantly chasing deal flow.

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Impact investing in Africa

Africa

By Shameel Rumjaun, Senior Business Development Manager, SGG Mauritius

The Global Impact Investing Network defines impact investments as investments which are made into companies, organisations and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

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PRIVATE EQUITY: A panacea for financing African Infrastructure?

PRIVATE EQUITY: A panacea for financing African Infrastructure?

By Justin Partington, Group Fund Solutions Leader, SGG Group

What contribution can Private Equity make to the financing of infrastructure in Africa?

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Africa to become the next private equity hotspot

Africa to become the next private equity hotspot

by Graham Sheward, Managing Director, SGG Mauritius

Africa has the potential to become the next private equity hotspot. Looking at the energy infrastructure sector, 600 million Africans are not connected to the electricity supply and public investment alone will not be sufficient to fund this requirement.

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Articles of interest

Cryptocurrencies: how do we strike the right balance?

Andreas Slabber, Client Manager, SGG Netherlands.

There is a great buzz around cryptocurrencies currently, and wide speculation about how these will revolutionise payment and banking systems of the future.

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The revamped EuVECA Regulation – changes and perspectives

By Renaud Graas, Avocat à la Cour.

The purpose of this note is to highlight the changes brought by Regulation 2017/1991 to the EuVECA Regulation and try to put those changes (and the EuVECA Regulation generally) into perspective.

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Mauritius

Mauritius ranked 1st among Sub Saharan countries in the Doing Business 2018 report

Mauritius was ranked 1st among the Sub Saharan countries and 25th overall in the Doing Business Report 2018 published by the World Bank.

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