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Understanding next steps in developing the CFA and Congolese franc bond markets

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

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  • What are the next steps to encourage a wider pool of issuers? What can potential issuers learn from the success of sovereign offerings?
  • Understanding how to withstand FX volatility of the Congolese franc
  • How are Francophone African borrowers’ ability to source funds changing? What are the strategies to access cross-border financing?
  • What do international investors need to see in the local currency markets to unlock more investment into Francophone Africa?
  • Understanding which players are key to opening up the secondary market and how this can help boost investment into the region
Africa

Moderator

Samir Gadio

Samir Gadio

Head of Africa Strategy; FX, Rates and Credit Research

Standard Chartered

Samir Gadio

Samir Gadio

Head of Africa Strategy; FX, Rates and Credit Research at Standard Chartered

Samir Gadio heads up the Africa Strategy team in FX, rates and credit research at Standard Chartered Bank. He is responsible for formulating views and recommendations on fixed income and foreign exchange markets across Africa.

Before joining Standard Chartered, Samir was a strategist covering African markets at Standard Bank, prior to which he was a Sub-Saharan Africa financial economist at Renaissance Capital; he was mainly based in London during these assignments, with time also spent in Lagos and Moscow. He started his career as a lecturer in statistics and options and futures at Manhattan College, New York.

Samir has travelled extensively across Africa and interacted on a regular basis with government and central bank officials, market players and institutional investors operating in the region.

He holds a PhD and MA in economics from Fordham University, New York, and a BS in economics from the Russian Peoples' Friendship University, Moscow. He is fluent in English, French, and Russian.

Standard Chartered

Samir Gadio

Speakers

Desire Balazaire

Desire Balazaire

Chief Executive Officer

Congo Airways

Desire Balazaire

Desire Balazaire

Chief Executive Officer at Congo Airways

Congo Airways

Aboulaye Karamoko

Aboulaye Karamoko

Senior Portfolio Manager

Enko Capital

Aboulaye Karamoko

Aboulaye Karamoko

Senior Portfolio Manager at Enko Capital

Abdoulaye is a Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager of the Enko Africa Debt Fund, located in the London office. He is responsible for trading and product structuring as well as risk analysis and management. Prior to joining Enko, Abdoulaye was the Head of Africa Trading at HSBC and Société Générale. He also spent many years trading rates and FX at Standard Chartered Bank.

Abdoulaye holds a MSc. in Economics and Statistics from ENSEA.

Enko Capital

Fama Diop

Fama Diop

Head of Investments, Senegal

Allianz Global Investors

Fama Diop

Fama Diop

Head of Investments, Senegal at Allianz Global Investors

Head Of Treasury and Investments at Allianz Senegal Assurances Life and Non Life. 10 years Experience In Finance, Accounting and Reporting at Allianz Senegal Assurances

MBA in development Practise /Columbia University and UCAD Dakar. Master In Finance and Accounting/ CESAG DAKAR. Bachelor in Business Administration/ I.A.M DAKAR

Allianz Global Investors