Sources of capital on the continent

This section highlights and analyses the main institutional investors on the continent, including the sources of capital and the size and depth of these various pools of capital.

Pension funds

Most retirement income in Africa is funded by its governments, but pension coverage on the continent remains low compared to the rest of the world.

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Insurance assets under management in Africa

The African insurance industry is largely underdeveloped when comparing it to the rest of the world, with its gross premiums written (GPW) accounting for 1.56% of global GPW.

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Development finance institutions

Development finance is critical to meeting Africa’s needs, but access to international financial markets hamper funding of developmental objectives.

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Africa’s considerable economic and demographic variations have translated into vastly different banking sectors per country.

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