Rwanda Finance Limited and Africa Legal are delighted to announce they will be partnering to create cutting-edge research on the importance of international financial centres in propelling development in Africa.
The project is launching to coincide with the creation of the Kigali International Financial Centre and will look at the pivotal role lawyers play in selecting, engaging with and helping to develop international financial centres.
With Foreign Direct Investment and intra-African investment increasing, we are seeking to understand why so few of these transactions and business expansion projects rely on Africa-based financial centres.
Our research will span 2021 and examine three key issues:
The role of IFCs in historial regional development and their contemporary position in Africa’s growth and development;
The requirements of capital and investment managers, and their advisers, in utilising IFCs in relation to African capital and investments;
The role IFCs can play in the expansion of corporates both currently in, or looking to enter, African markets.
Starting with our first topic we are very pleased to announce that the survey is now open, CLICK HERE
Commenting on this ground-breaking partnership, Scott Cowan, Chief Executive of the Africa Professional Services Group (owner of Africa Legal) said, “This partnership is another huge step forward in Africa Legal’s ability to sit at the very front of exploring, understanding and promoting the role which the legal services industry has in the rapid development of the continent.
“To work with an organisation as forward-thinking, dynamic and ambitious as Rwanda Finance Ltd on this initiative for the Kigali International Financial Centre is a genuine pleasure.”
Michelle Umurungi, Senior Strategy and Policy Analyst at Rwanda Finance Ltd and project-lead said, “It is of utmost importance for us to convey the purpose of an African IFC such as the Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC) and what it has to offer.
“We are delighted to partner with a credible and pan African firm like Africa Legal to ensure Kigali International Financial centre’s offering is well communicated to the large network of legal counsels and other professionals who are at the core of most financial and business transactions.”
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