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Assessing emerging trends and perspectives on the local currency debt markets

Broadcast on Mar 24, 2021 from Livestream: Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Francophone Africa 2021 Virtual

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  • As government auctions become more established, how are other issuers approaching local bond markets?
  • What regulatory developments are needed to support and promote local currency resource mobilisation?
  • What do DFIs need to see in the local currency markets to unlock more investment into Francophone Africa?
  • Securitisation, green finance, sukuk and other innovations: How is the market progressing on the instruments and products developed to help deepen the local market?
Africa

Moderator

Fabrice Toka

Fabrice Toka

Head of Business and Corporate Development

GCR Ratings

Fabrice Toka

Fabrice Toka

Head of Business and Corporate Development at GCR Ratings

GCR Ratings

Fabrice Toka

GCR Ratings (GCR) is Africa’s leading rating agency, with a rating coverage in excess of 500 ratings in over 20 African countries. Through its network of local offices in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Mauritius, GCR has the largest rating team in Africa, which gives it unmatched on-the-ground presence, as well as easy access to market participants.

GCR traces its origins back to 1996 and has since established itself as the leading rating agency in Africa, accounting for the majority of all ratings accorded on the African continent. GCR is licensed as a rating agency in a number of markets, including Kenya with the Capital Markets Authority, Nigeria with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Zimbabwe with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and Mauritius with the Financial Services Commission. In South Africa, GCR is registered as a Credit Rating Services Provider by the Financial Services Conduct Authority and is recognised as an eligible External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) by the South African Reserve Bank.

Speakers

Olivier Gui

Olivier Gui

Olivier Gui

Managing Director at Africa Link Capital Titrisation

Olivier GUI currently holds the position of Managing Director of ALC Titrisation, a securitization fund management company licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (CREPMF). In this role Olivier is responsible for originating, executing, and managing debt securitization transactions as well as promoting the use of securitization as effective financing instruments within the Franc CFA zone. He joined ALC Titrisation, as the Head of Operations responsible for developing the securitization hub of Africa Link Capital Group (ALC Group). To date, ALC Titristation has successfully closed five (5) securitization transactions amounting to FCFA 135 Billion (EUR 205 million) for three different issuers operating in various sectors (financial services and energy).

Olivier holds a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance (MSTCF) from the University of Cocody-Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. His previous position was with the investment bank hub of ALC Group where he started his career in 2007 initially as a financial analyst and grew the ladders to be appointed Head of operations in 2014. In this role, Olivier was responsible for executing project and corporate finance transactions across several sectors including power, oil & gas, real estate, agro-industry, transport and logistics as well as financial services.

Africa Link Capital Titrisation

Ndeye Fatou Diop

Ndeye Fatou Diop

Ndeye Fatou Diop

Treasury Client Solutions, Africa at International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Fatou Diop has joined the Treasury Client Solutions Department of IFC in 2014 covering the EMEA region. During her tenure at IFC, Ms. Diop has worked on several structured credit transactions including risk sharing facilities, securitizations, covered bond transactions in emerging markets, and IFC’s first investment in a project bond in Turkey. Ms. Diop has also worked on various initiatives aimed at developing domestic capital markets and has co-led IFC’s debut Rand bond issuance in the South African onshore market.

Prior to joining IFC, Ms. Diop worked at the National Bank of Canada as a senior quantitative officer focused on counterparty credit risk for derivative products. Fatou holds Bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and in finance from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and a Master’s degree in Financial Engineering from HEC Montreal.

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

James Doree

James Doree

James Doree

Managing Director at Lion's Head Global Partners

James Doree joined Lion’s Head in 2011, and has worked with the founding Partners to build investment banking and asset management activities across Africa and Frontier Markets. He now leads Corporate and Investment Banking, covering sectors such as power, infrastructure, affordable housing, industry and financial inclusion. As part of Lion’s Head’s work in African capital markets, James has responsibility for managing the African Local Currency Bond Fund (www.alcbfund.com), which helps companies issue debt in their domestic capital markets for the first time.

In addition to his work in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, James has advised European utilities, governments and regulators on corporate and regulatory finance issues, covering energy, rail and postal sectors. James was previously a Senior Consultant at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates and, prior to that, worked for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Nairobi.He has a Masters in Development Economics and a first class MA in History and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford.

Lion's Head Global Partners

Ripert Bossoukpe

Ripert Bossoukpe

General Director

CREPMF

Ripert Bossoukpe

Ripert Bossoukpe

General Director at CREPMF

CREPMF