ALCB Fund (IFC-38139)

  • Kenya
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Voting Date
May 26, 2016
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  • Finance
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 20.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Aug 9, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 25, 2016

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Project Description

African Local Currency Bond (ALCB) Fund is a local currency bond fund sponsored by KfW and managed by LHGP Asset Management LLP (the “Manager”) .The goal of the Fund is to improve and diversify access to long term funding in local currency and support the development of African capital markets by creating opportunities for African issuers, investors and intermediaries. The expected impacts of the project are; Local Capital Markets Development - create awareness of domestic capital markets, build capacity of suitable issuers and enhance the fledgling eco-system of participants that are required to ensure development of the bond market in various African countries; and Access to finance - offer an alternative source of financing for medium size firms that may not be able to access adequate funding from banks.

Investment Description
Financial Intermediary
Financial Intermediary: A commercial bank or financial institution that receives funds from a development bank. A financial intermediary then lends these funds to their clients (private actors) in the form of loans, bonds, guarantees and equity shares. Financial intermediaries include insurance, pension and equity funds. The direct financial relationship is between the development bank and the financial intermediary.
Private Actors Description

The Fund is managed by LHGP Asset Management LLP, an affiliate of Lion’s Head Global Partners, a merchant bank with offices in London and Nairobi and authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide asset management and advisory services.

Contact Information

Mr. James Doree (Director)
LHGP Asset Management LLP
154 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TR
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 340 0412


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