The ongoing Finance Indaba in Johannesburg demonstrates that
there remains significant interest in investment in Africa beyond
the mining and natural resources sectors that would traditionally
have attracted attention, says Ogier's Global Head of Corporate
and Commercial services Simon Dinning, who is attending the
Delegates at the event taking place today
and tomorrow are considering a vast array of asset
classes, including tech, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure
and real estate all with a focus of working smarter.
There are expected to be more than 5,000 delegates to the
conference, which is billed as the biggest annual expo and
conference for finance professionals in Africa.
Simon, who heads Ogier's corporate and commercial team
across six jurisdictions, said: "Utilising current fintech,
blockchain, Bitcoin, mobile solutions and payment systems it is
clear that the advisory community in the African continent see huge
potential to employ technology in a significant number of sectors
to enhance investor appetite.
"The event is showcasing a theme of tech solutions running
through finance activity in Africa.
"Investment interest remains high from traditional sources
and, in addition, there is increased interest from family offices
(particularly in the Middle East) and fresh interest from the
Japanese market who have seen China invest heavily in the
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