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Economy & Business

‘Shape our Future’: The US plan for a Modern African Partnership

On August 8, during his third visit to Africa in just ten months, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced the US Strategy Towards Sub-Saharan Africa, the Biden administration’s vision for a US-Africa partnership. The strategy is divided into four objectives: fostering openness and open societies, delivering democratic and security dividends, advancing pandemic recovery and economic Read more...

Economy & Business

Dispatch from Europe: A Cloudy Outlook

By Tom Koch, FCA Corp’s Director, Global Capital and Strategy There is a lot going on in Europe these days, and it takes traveling there and engaging in one-on-one conversation to truly grasp the scope of these issues. For financial professionals, understanding “on-the-ground” sentiment becomes very important to manage risk, understand potential opportunities, and validate broader Read more...

Investment

Resetting Your Investment Approach

Read the article published on NASDAQ The past few years have provided us with plenty of world-altering events, horrifically bad news and massive challenges. I think the big investment story though is not inflation or the pandemics effects on the economy, but how well many management teams responded to these challenges. It is not just what Read more...

Investment

Better data is the key to unlocking major investment in Africa

By Tom Koch, a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Africa Center and Director of Global Capital and Strategy at FCA Corp, a Houston based investment advisory firm that is advisor to the Commonwealth International Series Trust, a US mutual fund group. As published on Atlantic Council As COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine continue to hurt the African Read more...

Economy & Business

Zambia Update 2022: COVID-19, Russia, Climate Change, and Debt Restructuring

Our Director of Global Capital and Strategy at FCA Corp, Tom Koch, recently spoke with the Zambian Minister of Finance and Planning. Here is his synopsis and link to the discussion: I recently had the opportunity to speak with the Hon. Dr. Situmbeko Musokotwane, the Zambian Minister of Finance and Planning during an event hosted Read more...

Economy & Business

How to Think About Nigeria: Recommendations for the Biden Administration

Nigeria is the single most important strategic partner for the United States in sub-Saharan Africa.” This quote from the US State Department’s 2018 Integrated Country Strategy (ICS) sums up quite well how Washington officially views Abuja. But sometimes “official policy” can differ quite substantially from what ends up being executed on the ground. With President Read more...

Economy & Business

FCA Corp Invests in Electric Motorcycles That Could Give African Companies a Competitive Advantage

FCA Corp’s African private equity fund Africap LLC, continues its leadership in African private equity through an investment in Sanguo Ventures Limited (SGV), a Malawi-based developer of electric motorcycles. Incorporated in Malawi in 2017, SGV is the first electric motorcycle manufacturer on the African continent. Its first production model, the MM125 motorcycle, has provided African Read more...

Economy & Business

Africa Pushes Back on the Developed Countries Energy Solution

Through decades of direct investment, participatory business consulting, and our Africa mutual fund, our investment advisory firm FCA Corp has developed dedicated research and ongoing analysis on the African continent. There are key events in the development of the emerging African economies and their growing consumerism that we find important enough to spotlight and critique. Read more...

Investment

Africap LLC, an FCA Corp advised entity, announced its direct investment into Rosslyn Grove in Nairobi, Kenya

Africap LLC, an FCA Corp advised entity, announced its direct investment into Rosslyn Grove, a sustainable diplomatic housing project in Nairobi, Kenya. The investment is a joint venture with Verdant Ventures, a U.S.-based international real estate development company and Gateway Real Estate Africa, a Mauritius-based real estate development company. Rosslyn Grove is a 90-unit diplomatic Read more...