In what is often referred to as the emerging market century, Africa can truly be considered the last great emerging market.
Consider that the African continent, the second largest in the world covering 20 percent of landmass, is home to approximately 15 percent of the world's population, and that its GDP is higher than that of India and similar to both Russia and Brazil. By 2050 1 in 5 people in the world are expected to live in Africa, and by 2030 50 percent of Africa's inhabitants are expected to live in urban areas. Increasing rates of urbanisation, labour force growth and higher productivity are leading to improved economic fundamentals, with 2010 being the 16th consecutive year of GDP growth across the continent. Africa, in short, is a compelling emerging investment story with a sustainable growth trajectory.
African Alliance's pan-African products are designed to provide investors with direct access to the emerging Africa opportunity. Backed by an experienced on-the-ground pan-Africa investment team, these investment products represent a unique opportunity to capitalise on the growth of the emerging African consumer in a structured and risk focused manner.