With Africa billed as “the next big story in emerging market stocks” according to MarketWatch, as well as the rapid economic growth and contributions of a young and increasingly middle-class population, the African investment tide is slowly changing. At the forefront of this revolution are the likes of Jim O’Neill, former chief economist at Goldman Sachs who has investments in the African region. With a number of challenges on the continent slowly subsiding, a number of socio-economic and political issues continue to deter investors from entrusting the systems of investment on the continent. An organisation committed to effecting change while reflecting much-needed African qualities of stability, persistence and endurance is Imara.
An investment banking group committed to changing and challenging perceptions about investing on the African continent, Imara provides a full range of financial products and solutions for institutional, corporate and high net worth clients investing in Africa.
Core services offered by Imara, such as asset management, corporate finance, stockbroking as well as trust and administration are run by Imara’s highly effective asset management team. The asset management team also doubles up as investment managers to various collective investment schemes. Imara’s corporate finance division has handled more than 200 transactions and funds under management exceed $588.17 million as at the end of October 2014.
Imara’s unrivalled reputation for expert handling of challenging transactions in developing capital markets is as a result of over 25 years’ worth of experience and an unwavering belief that Africa is the leading continent of opportunity and a deep understanding of African markets. Imara operations are run from 4 main locations on the continent.
Imara offers the ultimate in financial products and services, such as local and offshore client assistance as well as treasury advisory services for companies. Further services include Trust and administration services for offshore foundations, corporate services, accounting, value added services and IT and security.
Imara can be contacted through various social platforms or on the Johannesburg office on 011 550 6181.