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.
For the past 25 years, investors have poured money into low-cost exchange traded funds (ETFs), which dispense with expensive active fund managers and passively track the fortunes of a string of global market indices ...Tracker funds have two big advantages over their actively managed rivals ... Fund manager fees take huge bites out of your wealth.
The funds will be managed by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and are in addition to the €300m (about R5bn) concessional loan agreement that ... The state-owned PIC is Africa’s biggest asset manager, administering the pension funds of most government workers. .
Africa's ability to manage climate challenges will remain weak unless the funding gap is addressed ... Evidently, the prospect of Africa's ability to manage climate challenges will remain bleak unless the growing huge funding gap is properly tackled ... The author is deputy director of the Security StudiesDivision at the China-Africa Institute.
According to Nyosi’s management, it hopes to nurture nature and create a healthy escape for city dwellers ... The MantisGroup’s foundation, the CommunityConservation Fund Africa (CCFA), is the custodian of all conservation and community projects at Nyosi.
Just days after reassuring concerned customers, Marius Reitz, the general manager of crypto exchange Luno Africa, recently reiterated the company has not been impacted by Genesis Capital’s decision to pause withdrawals ... According to Marius Reitz, general manager of the ...
Coronation Fund Managers, one of the biggest asset management companies in SouthAfrica, said its fund management earnings fell 18% to 387 cents per share in the year to September 30 after being impacted by this year’s downturn in global equity markets ... Fund management companies are cyclical businesses that are heavily impacted by market movements.
Already, the World Bank is partnering with Ghana to make funds available to address the problem ...Erwin De Nys, the Climate Funds Manager at the World Bank said “with the validation and verification completed for the first monitoring period, Ghana will receive very soon its first payment of about $4.8 million”.
Both Northam, which currently owns 34.52% of RBPlat, and Impala, the biggest shareholder with 40.71%, covet RBPlat’s large, shallow, high-quality assets ...SouthAfrica’s state-owned fund manager, Public Investment Corporation, holds 9.42% of RBPlats, making it a potential kingmaker in the bidding war ... ($1 = 17.7671 rand) ... .