March 2016

IMARA / SAIFM CSR initiative together with UNISA provides Education and Opportunity

March 2nd, 2016|

This tripartite collaboration will enable 240 finance students over the next three years to write the SAIFM Registered Persons Examinations. This entry qualification required to work for stockbroking firms practically prepares students entering the workplace of financial markets, building on their academic foundations. This commendable initiative comprises of a three year R 600 000 commitment [...]

September 2013

Zambian prospects looking good, Imara tells foreign investors

September 27th, 2013|

Imara, the pan-African financial services group, has sent out an international update to alert foreign investors to positive developments in Zambia. The asset management and investment banking firm highlights the "vibrancy of the economy" and the growth of Zambia's consumer economy. Imara markets several equity investment funds focused on important markets in sub-Saharan Africa and [...]

IMARA: Politics drive big spurt in Zim equity trading

September 7th, 2013|

Zimbabwean politics are driving a huge spurt in trading volumes on the Harare stock exchange. The recent election victory of incumbent president Robert Mugabe may have led to a sell-off by some, but simultaneously created a value opportunity for others, said the country’s oldest stockbroker, Imara Edwards Securities. Ins and outs by foreign investors created [...]

March 2013

IMARA: Nigerian equities ‘in sweet spot’

March 7th, 2013|

Nigeria’s share market “is in a sweet spot”, according to the latest appraisal of prospects in the giant West African nation circulated to international investors by the pan-African financial services group, Imara. The Botswana-based fund manager says that the Lagos bull market is powering ahead, despite a dearth of new market or company data. Jon [...]

February 2013

IMARA: Foreign investors stream back to Africa

February 14th, 2013|

Equity investment in many African stock markets in the early weeks of 2013 has been dominated by foreigners, according to an Imara appraisal being circulated to international investors and major offshore fund managers. The pan-African asset manager and investment bank says long-term value opportunities have attracted strong foreign interest in African equities in contrast to [...]

January 2013

Imara alerts investors to Zambian growth opportunities in 2013

January 22nd, 2013|

Keep an eye on growth opportunities in Zambia in 2013 – that’s the underlying message to international investors from the pan-African Imara financial services group. The asset management firm gives major investment funds and sophisticated investors regular updates on performance prospects in various sub-Saharan markets. Following an on-the-spot assessment, Imara’s latest report to investors in [...]

October 2012

IMARA: Six sexy offshore investments

October 17th, 2012|

INVESTORS looking for offshore exposure might want to consider looking at the following instruments to diversify their portfolios: Coronation Global Emerging Markets Flexible Fund: Established in December 2007, this offshore fund targets high-growth markets like China (21.4% of portfolio), Russia (12.3%), India (4.4%), South Africa (6.15%) and Brazil (20.68%). Since launch, the fund has returned 5.6% annualised [...]

September 2012

IMARA: Africa investor Index Series Awards winners recognised at the New York Stock Exchange

September 25th, 2012|

Johannesburg, New York, 22 September 2012: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, yesterday announced the winners of the 2012 Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards, which were held at an exclusive, invitation-only ceremony at the New York Stock Exchange. The Africa investor Index Series Awards are the only international, pan-African awards that [...]

Imara’s asset management JV in Mauritius off to strong start

September 12th, 2012|

Imara, the pan-African financial services group, has officially launched asset management operations in Mauritius. The new company – Imara Asset Management (Mauritius) Limited – was formally opened today (Tuesday, Sept 11 2012) at a function in the island capital of Port Louis attended by the Hon. Xavier-Luc Duval, Minister of Finance and Economic Development. The [...]

May 2012

IMARA: Corporate Zimbabwe planning mega charm offensive

May 23rd, 2012|

Corporate Zimbabwe is gearing up for one of the biggest 'charm offensives' since the dollarisation of the country's economy, according to Imara, the pan-African investment banking and asset management company. The corporates will be looking to impress the many visiting international investors, fund managers and deal-makers who have confirmed their attendance at the Zimbabwe Investor [...]