Asset management, broadly defined, refers to any system that monitors and maintains things of value to an entity or group. It may apply to both tangible assets such as buildings and to intangible assets such as human capital, intellectual property, and goodwill and financial assets. Asset management is a systematic process of deploying, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of assets cost-effectively.
The term is most commonly used in the financial world to describe people and companies that manage investments on behalf of others. These include, for example, investment managers that manage the assets of a pension fund.
Alternative views of asset management in the engineering environment are: the practice of managing assets to achieve the greatest return (particularly useful for productive assets such as plant and equipment), and the process of monitoring and maintaining facilities systems, with the objective of providing the best possible service to users (appropriate for public infrastructure assets).
Africa Action is a national human rights nonprofit organization that is based in Washington, DC, working to change U.S.-Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in nations of Africa. They provide accessible information and analysis, and mobilize popular support for campaigns to achieve this mission. This organization is the oldestnonprofit in the United States to work on African affairs.
The American Committee on Africa (ACOA) was founded in New York in 1953 by George Houser. It was created by a group of black and white civil rights activists led by Bayard Rustin under name Committee to Support South African Resistance who had organized support for the historic Defiance Campaign in South Africa the previous year. In the book, No Easy Victories, ACOA is described as the “premier U.S. Africa solidarity organization.” It became this way through “coalition building…work with the young United Nations and by cultivating good relationships with emerging African leaders.” New York was a center of activity for ACOA through the 1980s in organizing anti-apartheid activities.
Africa’s female entrepreneurs, such as their US and European counterparts, are underrepresented when it comes to raising funds ... “There are fewer women coming through the ecosystem,” said Natalie Kolbe, managing partner of Norrsken22, an Africa-focused fund started by a Swedish tech start-up, which expects to raise $200m or more this year.
Fund Management has become a recognized strength of UNOPSMyanmar and a new potential business model for other country offices in the region and beyond ... In 2019, the CFM supported over 14 UNOPS offices, both remotely and on-site, on fund management across Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.
That funding is being channelled into building a permanent structure ...Crystal Ikanih-Musa, regional advocacy manager for Malala for Africa Fund, says initiatives like Jebbu Miango Reads and their organisers are “the only stakeholders doing something about [child education in Nigeria]”.
The rest is to Chinese entities ($5.5bn) and Western fund managers ($3.3bn), according to Bloomberg ... The rest of Africa is watching closely.\nMany African countries are sceptical of the “CommonFramework”, a set of loose principles for resolving debt crises launched in 2020 by the G20, a club of big economies.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa's largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has confirmed the completion of a follow-on acquisition in MetroFibre Networx (MetroFibre) first announced in June 2021, following approval from the IndependentCommunicationsAuthority of South Africa.
...Experience in project cycle management (PCM), proposal writing and implementation of publicly funded projects in line with regulations of national and international donors Thematic experience in a thematic area of development cooperation relevant to Plan is an advantage (e.g.
He said as the fund plans to actualize the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision of becoming the largest minerals fund in Africa, the management of MIIF found it wise to tap into the leadership qualities of the chief imam ... The Minerals Income and Investment Fund was set ...
Despite this, there are no direct Venture Capital Institutions or Schools exclusively focused on VC careers in Africa, and limited resources exist for aspiring VCs, whether as individuals or future fund managers, to get started, according to co-founder of Dream VC Mark Kleyner.
The END Fund works globally in 25 countries, with a primary emphasis in Africa... The END Fund manages an NTD program investment portfolio with a total value of more than $30 million per year. This granting portfolio is spread across more than 25 countries in Africa and Asia and currently managed through three programmatic investment funds.
AFRICAN FINANCE ministers trying to manage debt must be cursing their luck ... It is therefore unlikely that there will be bond defaults in sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, even as countries elsewhere miss payments, says Gregory Smith, an economist and fund manager ... When Africa’s debt costs were previously this high, rich countries agreed to big write-offs.
Shares in M&G – which looks after £370billion of savers’ money and is one of the largest fund managers in Britain – are little changed since the time of the demerger ...JupiterGreen What's behind Baillie Gifford Managed Fund's winning mix? NickTrain ... We meet a food fund manager ...