Africa

“First Microfinance CLO Since 2007 Sold by Swiss Impact Investor”– BloombergQunit – July 30, 2019

On July 30, 2019 Bloomberg reported that “(im)pact investor responsAbility Investments AG sold a $175 million so-called microfinance collateralized loan obligation earlier this month with the help of JPMorgan Chase & Co., reviving a type of financing for emerging-market entrepreneurs and small businesses that last saw the light of day in 2007. The proceeds of […]

“S&P DJI launches new ESG Index for South Africa” – Africa Global Funds – June 20, 2019

On June 20, 2019 Africa Global Funds reported that “S&P Dow Jones Indices has launched the S&P South Africa Domestic Shareholder Weighted ESG Index, the newest addition to its global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) index family. Reid Steadman, Global Head of ESG, S&P Dow Jones Indices, said: ‘The S&P South Africa Domestic Shareholder Weighted […]